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 25, 2018
Dates
Program has ended for Summer 2018
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 25, 2018 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
Program has ended for Summer 2018
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

See flyer for more information.

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Playground Program
Locations
South Colonie Schools: Roessleville & Saddlewood Elementary School & Sand Creek MS
North Colonie Schools: Boght & Loudonville Elementary School
Ages
Children 5 to 13 who have completed Kindergarten
Dates
Week 1: July 2nd - July 6th (no activities on July 3rd, closed on July 4th)
Week 2: July 9th - July 13th
Week 3: July 16th - July 20th (no activities on July 17th)
Week 4: July 23rd - July 27th (no activities on July 24th)
Week 5: July 30th - August 3rd (no activities on July 30th and 31st)
Week 6: August 6th - August 10th (no activities on August 7th)
Times
9:00am – 2:30pm
Fee
Fees for special activities and field trips (see flyer for more details)

Summer Enrichment Program

Due to construction occurring in the North Colonie School District, the Summer Enrichment Program will be offering Golf and Tennis programs for Summer 2018. Read More.

Children's Tennis Program

See flyer for registration and additional information.

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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.

Location
Colonie Mohawk River Park | 71 Schermerhorn Road, Cohoes, NY 12047
Ages
Students in grades 3 & up
Dates
Session A and B: July 16th - July 20th (Beginner Tennis Lessons)
Session C and D: July 23rd - July 27th (Beginner Tennis Lessons)
Session E and F: July 30th - August 3rd (Advanced Tennis Lessons)
Times
8:30am – 10:00am (Sessions A, C and E)
10:00am - 11:30am (Sessions B, D and F)
Fee
$52 per session
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
Session 1: Monday July 16th - Thursday July 19th
Session 2: Monday July 30th - Thursday August 2nd
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

See flyer for registration and additional information.

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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.