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The Albany Department of Recreation Announces Launch of RecDesk

January 02, 2018


Date: January 2, 2018
Contact: Jonathan Jones

Albany, NY - On January 1, 2018, the City of Albany Department of Recreation launched a new recreation management website at This user friendly website acts as a portal through which people are able to register for City sponsored activities such as youth camps and clinics, senior exercise classes, community center programming, afterschool programming, and community events. 

“This is another example of bringing City services into the 21st Century,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “Through the use of RecDesk, the Department of Recreation is improving access to registration for activities, programming, and facilities in Albany.”

RecDesk allows parents to manage the busy schedules of everyone in their household from one convenient website. They can register their children for camps and programs, check to see if facilities are available for event rentals, upload necessary documents, and securely make payments with a credit card. 

The use of this website is part of an effort by the Department of Recreation to streamline services to the public. It will significantly reduce the amount of paperwork involved in operating programs, camps and clinics throughout the year by allowing the public to fill out and submit digital forms and make payments online. 

It will also allow the Department to connect with the community in a closer and more efficient way than ever before. The Department will begin sending out regular emails to RecDesk members informing them of new programming, events, and other relevant news as well as offer text message alerts informing program registrants of any scheduling changes. 

The Department of Recreation invites everyone to go to and create a membership. Please call (518) 434-5699 with any questions regarding RecDesk.