About the Department
The 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.
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, 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.
From the NYS
Mohawk and Hudson Bikeway
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.**
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.
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.
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.
South Colonie Sports Complex
North Colonie Sports Complex
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.
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.
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.
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***
Colonie Parks & Recreation Department
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