Recreation

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Lincoln Park Pool

Over the past two years, the City of Albany Department of Recreation andLincoln Park Pool Concept Department of Planning & Development have led a community input process to solicit feedback from residents on what they would like to see in the next Lincoln Park Pool.

Using the input collected during several different visioning sessions, community meetings, and survey opportunities, the City of Albany is proud to present the final choice for the next Lincoln Park Pool.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, community members, and elected officials to announce the final concept for the new Lincoln Park Pool – a community-driven process where approximately 1,600 individuals provided their input and voiced support for “Concept A” by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.

Mayor Sheehan also named Business for Good Co-Founder Ed Mitzen as the Lincoln Park Pool Capital Campaign Committee Chair. In his first act as Chair, Mr. Mitzen announced a $1 million donation toward the construction of the Lincoln Park Pool and his goal of raising a total of $10 million from the Capital Region’s philanthropy community.

The final plan for the Lincoln Park Pool – also known as “Concept A” – includes:

  • Zero-Entry Pool (10,000 sq. ft.) with In-Water Spray Features
  • 10-Lane ½ Size Olympic Lap Pool (5,620 sq. ft.)
  • Splash Pad (6,000 sq. ft.)
  • Water Slide
  • Playground (10,000 sq. ft.)
  • Restrooms and Shade Pavilions

Abby 2The City of Albany anticipates obtaining final engineered design plans in early 2023 and will publish a Request For Proposals to both demolish the current structure and build the new Lincoln Park Pool in 2023 and 2024.

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    Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Final Concept for New Lincoln Park Pool

    Mayor Kathy Sheehan Taps Business for Good Co-Founder Ed Mitzen as Lincoln Park Pool Capital Campaign Committee Chair Business for Good Co-Founder Ed Mitzen Announces $1 Million Donation & $10 Million Fundraising Goal Read on...

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 that help community members to enjoy life. 

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

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