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!”
Due to current New York State orders, businesses that specialize in exercise, such as fitness, yoga, dance, and exercise classes have been unable to open their buildings for use.
At the July 20, 2020 regularly scheduled meeting of the Clifton Park Town Board, Supervisor Barrett led a discussion regarding options to assist local businesses affected by the State orders. The Town Board unanimously decided to allow Clifton Park businesses to operate immediately on outdoor public property. Clifton Park businesses that would like to hold outdoor classes must receive a permit through the Town’s normal application process. The permit is free for classes of less than twenty people. Classes of twenty or more will continue to pay a nominal permit fee. Classes will be limited to fifty attendees.
The Town of Clifton Park is currently offering an opportunity for community non-profit organizations to apply for funding to support programs and projects that result in a tangible benefit to Clifton Park and its residents. Information on the grant criteria and the application can be found by clicking on 2020 Community Action Fund Application. Applications must be received by September 30, 2020. Funding for awards will be announced no later than October 31, 2020.
Join us for the 2020 Summer Nature Book Walks program at four participating parks this Summer through Labor Day. Four children's books will be posted, page by page, on trails within: Garnsey Park; Hayes Nature Park; Veterans Memorial Park; and North Woods Nature Preserve. Families can do on their own, at a convenient time of their choosing! Participants can win a prize from the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Library upon visiting all four book walks.
The Clifton Park Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has a core goal of seeking to promote Town prosperity, through the creation and advancement of a healthy business climate, supporting job creation and retention. The IDA utilizes a variety of economic development tools, financial incentive programs and resources permitted within the scope of the Public Authorities Law to build customized packages from project concept through construction and sustained operation fostering the general prosperity of the Town.
You can now make an appointment online with the Saratoga County DMV! Please visit www.SaratogaCountyNY.go/DMV to make an appointment at any of the three convenient locations in Ballston Spa, Clifton Park or Wilton.
From Supervisor Barret:
This year’s pool season will be very different than any of the other 20 years the Town has owned the pools. The schedule, standard operational procedures and new rules will significantly change the dynamics of our pools. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for Clifton Park families, under the restrictive conditions we must follow. We appreciate your cooperation and patience to help everyone have an enjoyable and successful pool season. The young men and women who work at the pools along with our management team, will be adjusting to some different operational elements and they also will need your cooperation.
We have listed the schedule and policies for the 2020 pool season in the attached document. The Country Knolls Pool and Barney Road Pool will open July 4th. The Locust Lane Pool will remain closed for the season. There will only be daily passes available and the number of people allowed within the pool grounds at one time will be less than the normal capacity limits allow. We will not be able to allow use of some of the pool features and protective masks will be required upon entry.
Please review the information below for more details. Daily Pass tickets can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office on the first floor of Town Hall between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, due to capacity limitations only Clifton Park residents will be able to purchase tickets so please have identification available. We will continually assess all policies for the pools as conditions and new guidelines from NYS are established.
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Please click here for Pool Guidelines and fees.
The Clifton Park Water Authority has issued a ban on outdoor unattended watering to help lower the demand currently being placed on the water system.
The Clifton Park Town Board reminds everyone that County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2020. The service will be offered beginning March 30th through the end of November weather permitting.