Parks & Facilities

Town of Colonie offers terrific lifestyle for young professionals, families, or those just passing through. If the outdoors is your thing, there is a place for you in Colonie regardless of your fitness level or age. You can enjoy miles of biking, walking, hiking, jogging or skating trails at one of our parks and playgrounds. You can also golf at the Colonie golf course.

Mohawk River Park & Pool

The Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool 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 or at the Town Clerk's Office at Colonie Memorial Town Hall. 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.

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Mohawk-Hudson Bike Path

The 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.
Historically, Colonie's Bike Path is the old right-of-way of the former Troy-Schenectady Rail-road. It was primarily a passenger line but was also a hauler of freight, such as straw, ice, and sugar beets from nearby farms. Just beyond the Niskayuna Town Line, about .3 of a mile, is the old Railroad Station which the Shakers helped to build so they could ship their brooms, seeds, canned goods and agricultural products across the country. Today, the path is used every season by joggers, bikers, walkers, skaters, birders, photographers, and nature lovers.

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  • Park Map: Download to your smartphone, or print.
  • Path Hours: Closes at DUSK

Mohawk Riverside Landing Park

Colonie's newest park, Mohawk Riverside Landing Park, is located on River Road in Latham near the Niskayuna border. Constructed in 2013, this peaceful, 12.3-acre passive park connects to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Path and features scenic views, picnic tables, and restrooms. The park was built by the Town at the site of the former Latham Water Treatment Plant, which had been vacant for decades. Following demolition of the plant, the Town repurposed the site as a park, with new landscaping, plantings, trees, and parking.

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The 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.. 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. Visit The Crossings for more information.

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  • Park Hours: Opens daily. The outdoor facilities are closed from November to May.
    Closed on: Thanksgiving day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, New Year's eve and New Year's day.
  • Park Address: 580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211 | Phone: (518) 438-5741
  • Park Map: Download to your smartphone, or print.

Town of Colonie Golf Course

For almost 40 years, golfers in the Town of Colonie have enjoyed the public course for its beauty and unique blend of wide fairways and challenging doglegs. 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. Visit the Town of Coloine Golf Course website for more information.

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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.
The park 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.

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West Albany Memorial Park

It's the largest of the pocket parks. 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.
This park is home of South Colonie Youth Baseball, South Colonie Pop Warners and Colonie Jr. Raiders.

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Other Pocket Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains a total of 12 neighborhood or pocket parks throughout the Town. The locations include:

  • Maywood - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts | Brent St.
  • Palma - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, small field | Martin Terrace
  • Roessleville - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, large field | Wilson Ave. & Frederick Ave.
  • Lishakill - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, large field | Jones Dr.
  • Stanford Heights - Playground, tennis courts | Nutwood Ave.
  • Allegheny - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, small field | Timberland Dr.
  • James G. Egan Memorial Park - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts | Grenada Terrace
  • California - Playground | California Ave.

  • Burns-Whitney - Playground, small field | Charles Rd.
  • Loudonville - Basketball courts | Osborne Rd.
  • Latham Kiwanis - Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts | Rte. 2

Sports Complex
South Colonie Sports Complex (Lisha Kill 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

The 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.