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!”
On Monday, May 15th, the Town Board of Clifton Park took a step towards a healthier community by unanimously passing a resolution establishing 100% smoke-free parks and trails in the town. In doing so the new policy will help prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, reduce toxic tobacco litter in parks and send a positive message to young people that tobacco use doesn’t belong in the Town’s family friendly environments designed for active play.
“Last week I encouraged all voters in the Shen School District to vote and admonished forces attempting to divide the municipalities over the referendum. Now that the voters have spoken, in a large turnout for a school district vote, their message is clear.
The next phase of the Clifton Knolls sewer project has been delayed due to the weather and we have been coordinating an adjusted schedule. Equipment will be mobilized this Wednesday, March 29th and work will begin at the Par Del Rio/Barney Road intersection, Monday April 3rd. Construction will continue for several weeks. When the project is completed all affected areas will be paved promptly. If there are any questions, please call 518-348-7313. Thank you for your patience.
National Grid has selected Clifton Park for a new program providing additional tools to track your energy usage. You will be receiving direct communication from National Grid next month.