Programs & Events

There's a Program for Everyone in Colonie!

There's something for everyone to do in Colonie during each season, especially during the spring and summer months. As the weather warms up, the Colonie Parks & Recreation Department is excited for you to discover and indulge in all of the wonderful things the Town of Colonie has to offer. Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department offers several programs listed below.

Learn to Swim

The Parks and Recreation Department offers two aquatic programs, an American Red Cross six level Learn–to–Swim Program and Guard Start & Water Safety Program. Skills are taught based on levels established by the American Red Cross. All swimmers will be evaluated during their first class and groups may be adjusted as necessary. The program at the town pool is a two-week program that begins at the end of June through the beginning of July.

Learn to Swim

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Learn to Swim

This program is open to children who are 6 years or older. The registrant's American Red Cross Swimming Achievement Card must accompany the registration form. To ensure safety, registrants without a card will initially be placed in a “Beginners” class until evaluated.

Location
Colonie Mohawk River Park Pool | 71 Schermerhorn Road, Cohoes, NY 12047
Eligibility
Children must be 6 years or older by June 29, 2019
Dates
July 1st – July 12th, 2019; Monday through Friday (no classes July 4th)
Times
9:00am – 9:45am or 10:00am - 10:45am or 11:00am - 11:45am
Fee
$50 per session
Registration
Registration will be accepted in person or by mail at the Parks and Recreation Office

Guard Start and Water Safety Program

The program is designed to begin a foundation of skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for future lifeguards. The program consists of five categories: fitness, prevention, water rescues, response and leadership.

Location
Colonie Mohawk River Park Pool | 71 Schermerhorn Road, Cohoes, NY 12047
Eligibility
Children must be 11 years or older by June 29, 2019 and be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Swim 250 yards continuously using crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke.
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
  • Standing front dive.
Dates
July 1st – July 12th, 2019; Monday through Friday (no classes July 4th)
Times
9:00am – 11:45am
Fee
$50 per session
Registration
Registration will be accepted in person or by mail at the Parks and Recreation Office

Playground Program

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.

Playground Program

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Playground Program
Locations
Saddlewood Elementary School, Sand Creek MS, West Albany Memorial Park, Latham Community Baptist Church & Loudonville Presbyterian Church.
Ages
Children 5 to 13 who have completed Kindergarten
Dates
Week 1: July 1st - July 5th (closed on July 4th)
Week 2: July 8th - July 12th (no activities on July 11th)
Week 3: July 15th - July 19th
Week 4: July 22nd - July 26th
Week 5: July 29th - August 2nd
Week 6: August 5th - August 9th
Times
9:00am – 2:30pm
Fee
Fees for special activities and field trips (see flyer for more details)

Summer Enrichment Program
Children's Tennis Program (Enrichment Program)

Beginner and Advanced Tennis Lessons are offered.
Beginner Lessons are designed for children with 0 to 5 years of tennis experience and will include:

  • basic hand eye coordination
  • beginning tennis skills
  • warm up exercises
  • tennis games and skills to reinforce tennis skills
  • rules of the game and court etiquette

Advanced Lessons will provide more advanced instruction for students looking to improve their tennis skills. Students will participate in both doubles and singles matches while reinforcing each students' skills and abilities.

Children's Tennis Program

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Location
Colonie Mohawk River Park | 71 Schermerhorn Road, Cohoes, NY 12047
Ages
Students in grades 3 & up
Dates
Session A and B: July 15th - July 19th, 2019 (Beginner Tennis Lessons)
Session C and D: July 22nd - July 26th, 2019 (Beginner Tennis Lessons)
Session E and F: July 29th - August 2nd, 2019 (Advanced Tennis Lessons)
Times
8:30am – 10:00am (Sessions A, C and E)
10:00am - 11:30am (Sessions B, D and F)
Fee
$55 per session ($75 non-resident)
Requisites
Campers should wear sneakers, bring a tennis racquet and a bottle of water
Limit
32 participants

Junior Golf Classes (Enrichment Program)

Juniors will be introduced to all facets of the game including the golf swing, short game, putting, rules and etiquette in a fun atmosphere.

Location
Colonie Town Golf Course | 418 Consaul Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
Ages
Boys and Girls 10-14 years old
Dates
Program has ended for Summer 2018
Times
10:00am – 12:00pm (each day)
Fee
$99 per session
Requisites
Attendees should bring a bottle of water and wear sneakers. Clubs will be available for those who do not have them
Limit
10 attendees per class

Tennis Program

The Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation department is offering a five-week (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate) Tennis Instructional Program for children and adults at various tennis court locations in North and South Colonie.

Tennis Program

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Tennis Program
Locations
South Colonie High School, Colonie Mohawk River Park, West Albany Pocket Park and Lishakill School
Dates
Week of July 8th - Week of August 5th, 2019
Times
5:00pm – 6:30pm (Child only)
6:00pm - 7:30pm Tuesdays (Child and Families)
6:30pm - 8:00pm (Families and Adults only)
Fee
$20.00 - Colonie Resident Child (18 years and younger)
$30.00 - Nonresident Child
$30.00 - Colonie Resident Adult
$40.00 - Nonresident Adult

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.