Recreation

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 City of Albany’s Department of Recreation will be hosting a variety of summer programs to all Albany residents. These programs include: Rock and Jock at Hoffman on the first Friday of every month with music, games, and dancing; Running Club at Lower Lincoln on Mondays, Volleyball at Swinburne on Mondays and Wednesdays, Roller Skating at Swinburne daily, Sit to be Fit at St. Sophia’s Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Zumba classes at Sheridan Prep, Stories and Art in the Park at Washington Park and the annual Allympics on August 24 and 25 at Lower Lincoln Park.

The Department of Recreation will also be partnering with Albany Housing Authority for the 2017 Summer Food Service Program. This program offers free breakfast and lunch for those under the age of 18 years old at various sites around the city, including Hoffman Community Center at 7 Hoffman Ave Albany, NY 12209. 

Click here to find out more about our summer programs.

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

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

We are excited about the skatepark being constructed in Washington Park! The construction is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2017. For more information on this project click 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

OTHER LINKS
Albany Rowing Center
Albany Running Exchange
ASAP Dodgeball League
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]