Section 1: Massachusetts is home to 450,000 acres of park land; including beaches, reservoirs, lakes and other natural resources. The health and welfare of people across Massachusetts depends on the accessibility and quality of the state’s park system. Massachusetts should aim to enhance and protect its broad array of natural and recreational resources with the ultimate goal of creating a world class parks system.
Therefore the governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the first Wednesday in May as Massachusetts State Parks Day in recognition of the importance to promote, enhance and maintain the Commonwealth’s park land and recreational facilities, aiming to create a world class parks syste, and recommend that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.
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