Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2020 population was 38,209 and is approximately 50 square miles in size.
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 Clifton Park 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 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. Applications must be received by September 30, 2022. Funding for awards will be announced no later than October 31, 2022.
"We are currently preparing for the previously announced full closure of the Sitterly Road Bridge with the implementation of the full detour this coming Saturday June 18, 2022 at 12 a.m. (midnight) to remove the temporary bridge, demolish the existing structure, and construct the new bridge through Sept. 12.
Learn to Swim classes offered in July
The Town of Clifton Park will be opening the Town pools beginning on Memorial Day weekend and the popular Learn to Swim program will return with two sessions of classes. Historically, the Town pools open on Memorial Day weekend. The last two seasons were shorter than normal due to Covid restrictions and a smaller number of available lifeguards.
“The Town is fortunate to have dedicated lifeguards returning to work at our three Town pools, allowing us to open one pool on Memorial Day Weekend, said Supervisor Phil Barrett. We have operated the pools and provided swim lessons throughout the pandemic, when outdoor recreational activities for families were more important than ever.”
Registration for the pools will begin on May 17th. The schedule for each pool will be the following:
1. Country Knolls- May 29th- August 21st
2. Barney Road Pool- June 5th-August 21st
3. Locust Lane Pool – June 23rd-August 21st
As Chairman of Saratoga County Public Health, Supervisor Barrett wants to ensure that residents have access to the following link which gives updated information to At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests. The page includes information about use of the At-Home test kits as well as updates to expiration dates by brand and lot number. The expiration dates of many At-Home test products have been extended past the date that may appear on the box. Please follow the link below to determine the length of use for your individual test kit and to answer any other questions you may have about using the product.
County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2022. The service will be offered beginning April 4th through the end of November, weather permitting.
Kinns Road Park is about 64 acres owned and maintained by the Town of Clifton Park, with another 32 acres of adjoining lands owned by the Town of Clifton Park that have been acquired through the creation of park land in subdivisions and from Saratoga P.L.A.N. The park is centrally located off of Kinns Road, immediately east of Nottingham Way North, and just west of Carlton Road. The town park offers beautiful wooded trails — many of which connect to the adjoining neighborhoods — used year-round by walkers, hikers and orienteers. During the winter, some of the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. This is a dog-friendly park, but all dogs must have a current dog permit obtained from the Town of Clifton Park Town Clerk. A stream is located south of the park on the trail that leads to Sherwood Forest. The original 64 acres comprised a forest plantation owned by Saratoga County as a county forest, prior to being conveyed in 2017 to the Town of Clifton Park.
Nature Trail Videos
Below please find a collection of recent videos for visitors to screen and experience 14 trails at Kinns Road Park, during Spring and also during the Fall. These videos were filmed by Alison Szczesny, to create increased public access to Kinns Road Park, for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
“Over the course of a year, I decided to walk and document each of 14 trails in Kinns Road Park. I recorded my hikes in the hopes of creating an online library of videos that would highlight the beauty of the park. I hiked each trail in both the mid fall and late spring. Over the course of the summer of 2021, I took the raw videos and smoothed them over, carefully editing them in ways that would highlight their natural wonder. Then, I worked with the Town of Clifton Park to add these virtual hikes to a new page off the Town’s website. I hope that my Girl Scout Gold Award Project makes this beautiful forest park accessible to all.”
--Alison Szczesny, Girl Scout Troop 2505, introducing her Girl Scout Gold Award 2021 Project
Spring Videos of Kinns Road Park - Click here for videos of 14 trails and what you would experience in Spring at Kinns Road Park.
Fall Videos of Kinns Road Park Videos - Click here for videos of 14 trails and what you would experience in Fall at Kinns Road Park.
Statement from Supervisor Barrett
I remind businesses and public venues in Town that we have masks available, for free upon request. To request masks, please contact my office at 518.371.0083.
PER THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, ALL INDIVIDUALS COMING TO COURT OR THE COURT OFFICES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS.