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. View the 2017 summer newsletter here.

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

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 for a Volunteer opportunity?

The Department of Recreation is always looking for energetic and hard-working volunteers to help out with our programs, community centers, and events. Anyone interested should come to The Department of Recreation located at 7 Hoffman Ave to fill out an application or click here to download a copy of the application.

All surveys and applications can be filled out and returned to:

The Department of Recreation
7 Hoffman Avenue
Albany, NY 12209

Albany Rowing Center
Albany Running Exchange
Biking in Albany
Capital Hills at Albany Golf
Capital District Youth Rugby
Outdoor Competitive Volleyball
Out of Control Ski Club
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Capital District YMCA
Special Events in Albany

Contact Information

The Department of Recreation 7 Hoffman Avenue
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: (518) 434-5699
Fax: (518) 434-5707

E-mail: [email protected] 

Park Maintenance & Beautification
The Department of General Services
1 Conners Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 434-CITY (2489)
Fax: (518) 427-7499
E-mail: [email protected]