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The City of Albany Department of Recreation Announces the Opening of City Pools and Spray Pads

June 24, 2014

The City of Albany Department of Recreation announces its 2014 summer programing schedule.  All the outdoor pools and spray pools will be opened from Friday, June 27-Monday, September 1, 2014 7 days a week. The following is a list of pool locations and hours: 

Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle St & Morton Ave
Open Swim: 12:00-4:15pm
Family Swim* 5:00pm-7:00pm  
Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Ave
Open Swim 11:00am-4:15pm
Family Swim* 5:00pm-7:00pm 
Westland Hills Spray Pad
Colvin Ave
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm 
Swinburne Park Spray Pad
Clinton Ave & Manning Blvd
General Public:10:00am-6:00pm 
Sheridan & Dove Spray Pad
Sheridan Ave & Dove St.
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm 
North Albany Spray Pad
North First St
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm
Krank Park Spray Pad
First Ave
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm 
Upper Lincoln Spray Pad 
Morton Ave. & Delaware Ave.
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm
Ridgefield Park Spray Pad
Patridge St.
General Public: 10:00am-6:00pm 
*Children must be accompanied by there parents during family swim.

For more information on the pool schedule please call the Swim Albany Hotline at 518-472-1200 or the Department of Recreation at 518-434-5699. A complete list of the locations and hours of operation for each pool is also available here

The Department of Recreation has added new programs this summer, including Yoga in the Park, Zumba in the Park and the 1609 Fitness Challenge.  Information on times and locations for yoga and zumba can be found here.

From June 16- August 22, 2014, City of Albany residents are encouraged to participate in the 1609 Fitness Challenge. Residents of all ages are invited to participate and compete to win medals and prizes at the Allympics on August 23, 2014. The City will provide several activities that are worth points. Participants are also welcome to do physical activities on their own for points. Score cards and a complete list of rules and guidelines can be downloaded here.

By offering these new programs the Department of Recreation wants to encourage residents to stay active and use the City parks and all that they have to offer. 

To view the Swim 2014 Flyer click here.