Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2010 population was 36,705.
The name is derived from an early land patent. The town is in the south part of the county and is located approximately 12 miles north of Albany, 7 miles northeast of Schenectady, and 10 miles south of Saratoga Springs. Recognized for our outstanding quality of life, smart growth practices, numerous parks, extensive recreation programs, a 15 mile trail network, the Clifton Common sports complex (host to a variety of national, state and regional tournaments), the excellent Shenendehowa School System, an active Shenendehowa Senior Community Center and emerging business centers, we are a model growth community. Clifton Park has preserved and restored significant historic sites, such as the Grooms Tavern, and has acquired, protected, preserved and purchased development rights on over 1000 acres, balancing our rural roots with innovative residential designs and twenty-first century economic development in New York’s Tech Valley. Clifton Park remains true to its motto: “Clifton Park – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play!”
The Town of Clifton Park will once again be forwarding local children's letters to the North Pole.
Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving,Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday, November 25th beginning at 8am.
Click November 2017 Clifton Park Senior Community Center Newsletter to read about the latest activities occuring at the Center
On September 19th, the Town of Clifton Park and Shenendehowa School District, held a joint press conference to announce a conceptual agreement for the purchase of property owned by the District. The 34 plus acres of land was the subject of a public referendum in April of 2017. With a high turnout on an historical basis, voters denied the proposed sale of the property to a commercial developer, with over 70% voting in opposition. In the Winter of 2016, residents collected thousands of signatures in 30 days to force the referendum. Community interest and press coverage of the future of the property has been sizable for more than a year.