Open Space Contact Info

Jennifer Viggiani
Open Space Coordinator
Town Planning Department

phone icon (518) 371-6054
fax icon (518) 371-1136
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map icon One Town Hall Plaza
      Clifton Park, NY 12065

Committee Leadership

Bryon Backenson – Co-Chairman
David Miller – Co-Chairman
James Romano – Town Board Liaison

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

2017 Members
William Connor Jr.
Gerald Burr
Frank Berlin
Raymond Seymour
Isabel Prescott
Anthony Wilkinson
Roy Casper
Alicia Jacobs
Kristin Murphy
Frank Demetrowitz
James McCain


Stewardship 2017 

pdf Stewardship Hikes 2017 (1.69 MB)

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A Field Guide to Wildflowers

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Link to Open Space Documents    

pdf 2017 Open Space Committee Schedule (119 KB)

The Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Committee offers advisory recommendations to the Town Board for implementing the Town’s Open Space Program and managing the town’s public lands.  The Town’s Open Space Program is based on the Town of Clifton Park Open Space Plan adopted by the Town Board in 2003.  The program includes activities such as: the acquisition of land and conservation easements to protect water quality and ensure clean drinking water, and to conserve natural areas for wildlife habitat and farmland for supporting local agriculture; the provision of additional parkland for recreation; the continuation of town-wide trail connections; and the protection of scenic and historic places.  Additionally, the Trails Subcommittee provides ongoing recommendations to the Planning Board and to the Town Board for implementing pedestrian and bicyclist facilities improvements and town-wide connections.  The committee meets regularly and all meetings are open to the public.  The 2017 co-chairs are Bryon Backenson and David J. Miller.

The Town of Clifton Park Town Board appointed the inaugural Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Subcommittee in January 2006, following an earlier Open Space Plan Advisory Committee led by David J. Miller and Jim Romano, which had conducted a public open space planning process from 2001 through 2003, and early implementation from 2003 through 2005.  The current Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Committee was formed to bring together the former Open Space Implementation Committee, the Trails Committee and a Riverfront Study Committee to work towards common, complementary and mutual goals and objectives, and fully implement the 2003 Town of Clifton Park Open Space Plan, adopted by the Town Board. The formation of the advisory committee coincided with the appointment of the town’s first Open Space Coordinator, Jennifer Viggiani, who started on Dec. 28, 2005.


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Upcoming Events

21 Apr 2017;
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Diabetes Support Group
22 Apr 2017;
Clifton Park’s Trails and Parks Clean-Up Day
24 Apr 2017;
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Discussion Group

Contact Us - 518-371-6651

1 Town Hall Plaza
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm