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We are always looking for people of all ages to help out with events at the park!
We count on memberships, donations, and money raised at events to maintain the park and its buildings. Become a member today!
Events at Knox
Come join us for our annual spring and fall art and craft shows, as well as our annual Bark Bash (pictured behind this text, taken by Marlee & Me Photography)
Knox Garden Club
Do you have a green thumb? We would love to have you help keep our grounds beautiful! Volunteer 1 day, or as many as you would like!
Weddings at Knox
Have your dream wedding, right at the heart of Knox Farm
Knox Farm State Park is a 633-acre state park located in Erie County, New York, adjacent to the village of East Aurora. It is the former country estate of the Knox Family of Buffalo.
The mission of the Friends of Knox Farm State Park, Inc. (Friends) is to preserve and promote the unique character, history and beauty of the Park for the community and for generations to come.
The Park is saying good bye to three incredible people (and a pretty great dog).
Audrey Petrie, (right) has retired from the State Park system after 20 years in the NYS Parks system. Audrey was the first state employee at Knox and started out taking care of the sheep! She has since been a dedicated steward of the grounds; especially those surrounding the Mansion. Audrey's love for the park showed in every task she put herself to. Audrey- We will miss you!
Marcia McNallie, (left) has been the Events and Facilities Manager for the Friends since 2013. Marcia coordinated all aspects of wedding and events taking place at the Mansion including volunteers, vendors, and guests. More recently, Marcia took on fund raising events coordination for the Friends in the thankless year of 2020. Marcia will soon be relocating out of state with her husband...
Kevin McNallie, who has served Knox for the past five years as the Western District Nursery Manager. Kevin developed the Natural Resource Center at the park. The Nursery supplies NYS Parks with native plants as a means of mitigating invasive species. Kevin was also the first Park Manager her at Knox and is leaving the NYS Parks system after 32 years.
Louie McNallie is the doodliest of dogs and will also be missed at the park.
While the Friends and the park are trying to come to terms with these losses, we truly wish all these individuals the very best in their new adventures and thank them for their YEARS of hard work.