If you have any questions, please give us a call at (518) 434-5699. 

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

2019 Summer Camps

This summer there will be a variety of camps and programs available to all City of Albany residents for free! We are bringing back Adventure Camp, Baseball Camp, Basketball Camp, Lacrosse Camp, Soccer Camp, Softball Camp, and introducing Albany Fit Camp, Classic Summer Fun, Endurance Camp, Skateboarding Camp and Volleyball Across the City.

We will also be offering Learn to Swim at the Lincoln Park Pool, Running Club at Lincoln Park Bowl, a Female Empowerment Program at the Lincoln Park Fitness Center, Senior Fitness at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Stories and Art in the Park at Washington Park, and the 5th Annual Allympics on Saturday, August 18th at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex.

The Department of Recreation will also be partnering again with the Albany Housing Authority for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program. This program offers free breakfast and lunch for those under the age of 18 at the Hoffman Community Center.

For more information or to register for a camp or program, visit:

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.

Other Sport Links
Albany Rowing Center
Albany Running Exchange
Biking in Albany
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: