About the Department

Park and Rec SignThe Town's Parks Department encompasses 850 acres of land for recreational use, with facilities such as the Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool, Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway, Town Golf Course, 13 Pocket Parks, The Crossings of Colonie Park, Schuyler Flatts, Boght Baseball Complex, the South Colonie Sports Complex, and North Colonie Soccer Complex. The Department also offers various programs and special events to the public, including the Summer Enrichment Program, the Summer Playground Program, and Learn-To-Swim. Additional activities include cross-country skiing, fishing contest, Town Band, Memorial Town Band and Town Brass Choir concerts throughout the year.

The Parks and Recreation Department Office is located within the Colonie Town Park.


Facilities

Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool

The Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool Complex was opened in the Summer of 1967 and is located along the Mohawk River, approximately 2.5 miles north of the Latham Traffic Circle. The 160 acre park contains an Olympic size pool with diving area, training pool, bath house, two pavilions, picnic facilities, tennis courts, playground equipment, Town Pool nature trails, covered bridge, and cross-country ski trails. It also has five softball fields, and a football field.

In order to use the Town Pool you must be a resident of the Town of Colonie and have a green residency card. You can obtain a green residency card at no charge at the Colonie Parks & Recreation Office located at 71 Schermerhorn Road, the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall or at the Colonie Community Center on Central Avenue. You must show a green residency card in order to use the Town Pool. Only Town residents over the age of 18 may have nonresident guests at the Town Pool.  A Town resident over the age of 18 may have no more than three (3) nonresident guests at the Town Pool at any one time. Pool passes are available for those residents who frequently use the pool. You can purchase a pool pass at the Recreation Office each season.



Directions To The Colonie Mohawk River Park
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71 Schermerhorn Road
Cohoes, NY 12047

From the NYS Thruway-
Exit 24 North onto Rt. 87 (Adirondack Northway) Take Exit 7 towards Cohoes-take right turn onto 1st ramp to Route 9. Take a right onto Rt. 9 and drive 2.2 miles to Old Loudon Road. Take a Left on Old Loudon Road and then take your first left on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Mohawk River Park.

From Rt. 7 (Schenectady)- At Latham Traffic Circle head North onto Rt. 9. Continue on Rt. 9 for 2.9 miles. You will pass Guptill's Skating Arena on your right, continue North on Rt. 9 through Boght Corner's. Shortly after this intersection take a left on to Old Loudon Road and then take your first left on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Mohawk River Park.

From the North (Rt. 87) - Exit Northway at Exit 8. Take a right on to Rt. 9 and cross the Crescent Bridge, pass the landfill. Approx. 2 miles from Exit 8, take a right turn onto Old Loudon Road at the Colonie Town Park/Pool Sign. Take your first left on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Mohawk River Park.

From the East (Rt. 787) - Take Saratoga-Latham Exit. Take ramp labeled Latham, at the light take a left on to Rt. 9. Continue driving North on Rt. 9 for approximately 2 miles. You will pass Guptill's Skating Arena on your right, continue North on Rt. 9 through Boght Corner's. Shortly after this intersection take a left on to Old Loudon Road and then take your first left on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Mohawk River Park.


Mohawk and Hudson Bikeway
Bike PathThe first leg of the Mohawk Trail Bikeway, a 5.5 mile section constructed on the abandoned New York Central Railroad bed, stretches along the Mohawk River westward from the Town Park to the Niskayuna town line.

Locally, bicycling enthusiasts can travel eastward along the Mohawk River from the Town of Niskayuna, through Colonie, Cohoes, and Watervliet, and along the Hudson River to the Corning Preserve in the City of Albany.**


Pocket Parks
The Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains a total of 13 neighborhood or pocket parks throughout the Town. The locations include Forts Ferry, Roesselville, Loudonville, West Albany Memorial Park, Lishakill, Allegheny, California Avenue, Egan Memorial, Burns-Whitney, Maywood, Latham, Palma, and Stanford Heights. Among the facilities located within the parks are tennis and basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball fields, and children's play areas.

The largest of the pocket parks is the 22 acre West Albany Memorial Park. The facility was built in 1977 and is located off Fairfield Avenue in the southeastern section of the Town. In 1990, eight baseball/softball fields were added.


Town of Colonie Golf Course

The Town of Colonie offers a scenic 36 hole golf course.  The golf course is located at 418 Consaul Road.  The facilities include a Clubhouse, a Pro Shop, Restaurant and Bar, a snack shop, along with a driving range and putting green.

The Golf Course is available for use by Colonie residents and their guests. Tee times can be reserved 48 hours in advance by calling 374-4181. Special events and outings can be reserved by calling 374-4181.

2016 Golf Course Rates



Crossings of Colonie

The Crossings Park is located in the Sand Creek and Albany Shaker Road area of the Town of Colonie. This pastoral park is approximately 130 acres in size and has rolling fields, thick stands of trees, walking paths, an orchard, bike trails and a three-acre pond. In addition to the trails, lake and landscaping, the park has a picnic area and farm-style buildings. The Crossings also has a state of the art barrier free playground for children of all ages and abilities. During the summer months, the Farmers Market at the Crossings is open every Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., from May 21st – October 1st, 2016. Also, the Friends of the Library operate a Book Nook, a used book kiosk, all summer during the Farmers Market.

All open areas of The Crossings are available for public use. Use of the pavilions, barn stables, the Courtyard and both rooms in the Meeting House requires a permit and fee.

You can reserve your event by calling 783-2760.

The Crossing Park is closed Thanksgiving day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, New Years' eve and New Year's day.

Park Location | Park Guide

Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park
The Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park has recently opened for public use. The park is located in Menands, off of Rt. 32, between the Village of Menands and the City of Watervliet. This site was selected for the park, as it is rich in local history. This is a 43-acre site that is maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. It is expected that this site will be used as an educational resource for student and teachers. The open fields within the park will serve as areas for reenactments of different periods of history that occurred at the Flatts.

South Colonie Sports Complex
The South Colonie Sports Complex consists
of approximately 44 acres of land. This site has 8 soccer fields, softball fields, and a concession stand and restrooms.

North Colonie Sports Complex
North Colonie Sports Complex is comprised of 50 acres of land situated off Boght Road. Included in the complex are six soccer fields, three of which are major fields, and the other three junior fields and the Boght Baseball Complex.



Programs and Services



Cross Country Skiing
Many of the programs are offered during the Summer months. In conjunction with the West Albany Rod and Gun Club, a fishing derby is held the first week of June along the Mohawk River at the Town Park.

Learn to Swim Program is offered at the Colonie Mohawk River Park Pool. The program at the town pool is a two-week program that begins at the end of June through the beginning of July. Registration information may be obtained by calling 783-2760.

The Playground Program is a six week program for school-age children 5 to 13 years old and who have completed Kindergarten. There are 5 sites throughout the Town and the program operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The only charges are for various field trips and special activities. Additional information may be obtained by calling 456-2136.

The Summer Enrichment Program is a series of courses offered in four program areas from kindergarten through high school aged children throughout the Town. The four program areas are music, crafts, swimming, and athletics. Among the courses offered are individual music lessons, crafts for kids, and such athletic camps as basketball, golf, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, and baseball. Registration information can be obtained by calling 783-2760.

Tennis Program:

The Town of Colonie is offering a five-week Tennis Instructional Program for children and adults at various tennis court locations in North and South Colonie.

Registration Form

Musical Groups:

The Colonie Town Band and the Colonie Centennial Brass Choir, in their 50th and 19th year of operation, respectively, consists of groups of volunteer musicians who perform at various sites throughout the Capital District throughout the year. The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie. The band plays concerts in the Mark Cornell Auditorium at Colonie Central High School. For more information about joining either band or choir, or for concert schedules, please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 783-2760.

Spring & Summer 2016 FREE Concerts - Colonie Town Band

2016 Thursday Evening Concert Series at the Crossings


PARKS & RECREATION DEPT. KEY DATES FOR 2016:

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: Between June 27th and July 29th 2016

PLAYGROUND PROGRAM: Monday, June 27 - Friday August 5. Hours of operation from 9:00 AM -2:30 PM – closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day

TENNIS PROGRAM: Five-week Tennis Instructional Program. Starts the week of July 11th 2016.

COLONIE MOHAWK RIVER PARK: Opens on May 7th, 2016

COLONIE TOWN POOL: Pool opens on June 25th, 2016

FARMERS MARKET AT THE CROSSINGS: May 21, 2016 to October 1, 2016.

***Please check back for updated information***


Contact Information

Colonie Parks & Recreation Department

71 Schermerhorn Road
Cohoes, New York 12047

Phone Number:
(518) 783-2760

Fax Number:
(518) 783-2759

E-Mail:

sampsonp@colonie.org

Colonie Golf Course
418 Consaul Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Hours of Operation

Parks and Recreation Department Office: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00 PM

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF TOWN OF COLONIE PARKS RULES AND REGULATIONS, PLEASE REFERENCE CHAPTER 137 OF THE TOWN CODE

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