Parks and Recreation Department FAQs
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation. If the information you need is not addressed here, please contact Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department. For a complete list of Town of Colonie Parks Rules and Regulations, please reference chapter 137 of the Town Code.
Please dial 9-1-1 for all park emergencies including evenings and weekends.
Park Hours: 8:00 AM – DUSK
Outdoor facilities are closed from Nov. – May
Indoor facilities are opened all year.
Colonie Mohawk River Park & Pool
Park Hours: 10AM – DUSK (closed Oct – May).
Pool Hours: 12:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. (June 22nd-23rd and June 28th – August 25th 2019, weather permitting)
Splash Pad Hours: 12:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. (June 22nd-23rd and June 28th – August 25th 2019, weather permitting)
Dog Park: Dog Park is opened all year.
West Albany Memorial Park
10:00 AM – DUSK (general park hours).
General Park Rules
- Do not damage or tamper with park environment. Leave the Park facilities the way you found them.
- Do not block park fire lanes or access roads.
- Bands and stereo equipment are prohibited in park area.
Drones and Powered Model Air Planes
Operation of all drone model aircraft at the Crossings Park is prohibited. Gas powered model aircraft are banned in all Town parks.
Respect the wildlife in the Town of Colonie Parks. Never feed or approach a wild, stray or injured animal. For issues relating to wildlife in any of the Town Park, you may contact the Park rangers, the Parks and Recreation office: (518) 783-2760, or Town of Colonie animal control line: (518) 783-2711.
The Town of Colonie is home to two dog parks. The dog parks are located at the Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool and at the Town of Colonie Golf Course. Dogs brought into the park must be kept on leash at all times with the exception of the dog park. The dogs must be under control of their owner at all times. Please read dog park rules and regulations. To apply for a dog permit, visit Town Clerk office.
Vehicles are allowed in Town of Colonie Parks in designated areas only. Observe park speed limit of 15MPH at all times. Unlicensed motor vehicles are prohibited. Cars are to be parked in designated areas only.
Events & Facility Rentals
To hold an event or to reserve a pavilion or conference room you must apply for a permit and you must be at least 21 years of age. The Facility Use Request form can be downloaded here. The pavilion areas at all Town Parks is to be used on a permit basis only. Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department offers several programs.
Pool & Splash Pad
In order to use the Town Pool you must be a resident of the Town of Colonie and have a green residency card. Only Town residents over the age of 18 may have nonresident guests at the Town Pool. Pool passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office each season.
Please read the Pool rules and regulations and the Splash Pad rules.
The tennis courts at the various park in the Town are available for use on a first come basis. Tennis shoes or sneakers only.
Swimming / Skiing - Mohawk River
Swimming is prohibited in the Mohawk River, adjacent to the Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool including the dock area. Water skiing is prohibited from the park docks.
Grilling or Barbecuing
Only charcoal fires are permitted in the park. Wood fires are not allowed in any area. Fires must be confined to park grills and barbeque pit areas at the pavilion.
Photography and Filming
You do not need a permit to photograph in the park.
For information about employment with Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department, please visit the Civil Service department for current opportunities.
Need a map of Town of Colonie Parks? Visit Parks and Facilities section to view or download a printable map.
Lost and Found
Please call the Parks and Recreation office at (518) 783-2760.
Be sure to use the designated trash areas and sort recyclables in the proper containers.