Department of Recreation

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The Department of Recreation is Albany's provider of fun activities for the whole community. Operating scheduled programs and self-guided opportunities year-round, REC boasts amenities that include playgrounds, pools, athletic courts and fields, community centers, a skating rink, a skateboard park, gyms, and more.

Through recreational activities, our purpose is to build connections in our community, as well as develop fundamental social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills for community members to enjoy life. 

REC is what makes Albany a great place live, work, and PLAY!

Want to see what parks and rec are near you? 

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Is something missing from the map? Email us and let us know!

Map inventory as of August 2019

Contact Us

Phone: 518-434-5699
Fax: 518-434-5707

Physical Address
7 Hoffman Ave
Albany, NY 12209

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

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Status of Buckingham Pond:  STAY OFF. CRACKED ICE.

10586Updated: 1/15/21

City of Albany Department of Recreation Amenities

Current Status (12/29/20)
Arbor Hill Community Center Closed
Athletic Fields Open
Basketball Courts Open
Bike Trails Open
Bleecker Stadium Field House Closed
Capital Hills Golf Course Closed for the golf season
Capital Hills Golf Course Winter Season Open
Dog Parks Open
Facility Rentals Closed
Fitness Equipment Open in Parks
Handball Courts Open
Lincoln Park Cricket Pitch Open
Lincoln Park Pool House and Gym Closed
Playgrounds Open
Pools Closed for the season
Quail Street Boxing Gym Closed
Restrooms Closed
Spray Pads Closed for the season
Swinburne Skating Rink Closed
Tennis Courts Closed for the season
Washington Park Skateboard Park