The City of Albany offers 36 facilities with a variety of 11 different amenities which include: playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, handball courts, swimming pools, baseball/softball fields, spray pads, ice skating/roller skating and community centers. 

The Department of Recreation is excited to launch the use of RecDesk! 

RecDesk is a 100% web based solution for Recreation Departments, Schools, Churches, Civic and Non-Profit Organizations that helps them manage programs, facilities, credit card processing and registrations.

This state-of-the-art software will allow the public to interact with our department in an easier and more efficient way than ever before. It will allow our community to know what is happening at each of our locations, register and securely submit payments for programs and facility rentals, and manage the schedules of their household members all from one web site.  

The sign up process is quick and easy, we welcome all residents to register today. Get started by visiting

Interested in reserving an athletic field or community facility?  Fill out the form linked here: Facility Reservation.  Once received, we will review the application and respond to your request soon after.

The City of Albany has created a comprehensive map of Summer Programs and Camps for youth in the city. The information presented through openAlbany is based on data provided by Program providers. This map provides the provider name, program name, type of program, age of child, start and end dates and times, cost, lunch program, transportation provided, phone number and a link to the provider’s website. This map can be filtered by provider name, type of program, age, cost, etc., and can be downloaded. 

Blue icons represent all programs provided by the City of Albany Department of Recreation, purple icons represent locations that provide Free Summer Meals while orange icons represent every other program providers in the City. 

Programs for which an address could not be geocoded will not appear in the map but will be available to view in the table and can be downloaded. Please note that this data is subject to change; data is likely to show changes as we received more information from program providers or community organizations.

Click here to have your program added to the Map 

View a listing of City Parks, Playgrounds & Recreational Facilities here. 

Swimming Pool Dress Code Variance Application
Swimming Pool Dress Code Variance Policy

We want your feedback

Do you or someone you know utilize the city's community centers? Let us know what you think, fill out this survey.

Looking to Volunteer?
The Department of Recreation is always looking for energetic and hard-working volunteers to help out with our programs, community centers and public events.  Interested applicants can submit a Volunteer Application--drop it off at the office on Hoffman Avenue, or email us.

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Albany Running Exchange
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Capital Hills at Albany Golf
Capital District Rugby 
One Dream Basketball League
Outdoor Competitive Volleyball
Out of Control Ski Club
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Capital District YMCA
Special Events in Albany

Contact Information

Department of Recreation
Jonathan Jones, Commissioner
Staff Directory

7 Hoffman Ave
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: (518) 434-5699
Fax: (518) 434-5707
General Email:
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Park Maintenance & Beautification
Department of General Services
Phone: (518) 434-CITY (2489)
General Email: