Our History

Parks Heritage: A Tradition of Community, Charity, & Volunteerism

Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union is proud to be a part of the rich history of the Glens Falls region. We celebrate our heritage every day in the form of our name.

In 1897 Glens Falls was a booming center of industrialism in the northeastern United States. Its fast-growing population prompted a group of 12 doctors to establish a medical center to serve workers, their families, and the surrounding communities. Later that year the hospital was fully incorporated and looking for a home. The newly formed hospital board of directors included a local industrialist by the name of Solomon A. Parks. Parks generously donated his home at 48 Park Street for the formal establishment of what became known as Parks Hospital.

It later became Glens Falls Hospital and in 1965 established a credit union for its employees: Glens Falls Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union.

In 2009, the hospital’s credit union received approval from the National Credit Union Administration to expand the field of membership from to all medical service professionals and related fields in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties.

The Board of Directors of then renamed the employee credit union Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union to celebrate the heritage of Mr. Solomon Parks, whose generosity and prescience paved the way for the Glens Falls Regions becoming an epicenter of medical excellence.

Today Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union is the chosen financial institution for medical service-related professionals who care for our communities and their families.

It’s our heritage: "We care for those who care."

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