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 Highway Department will be closing Woodin Road on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM for significant road improvements. This includes the intersection of Sitterly Road and Woodin Road to the Town Line. Town Highway Department personnel will be present to help direct traffic. Detours will be available. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. If traveling in the vicinity of Woodin Road during this time please anticipate delays and detours.
Join the Clifton Park Senior Community Center on October 24th for an Oktoberfest Road Trip to the Log Cabin Banquet House and Lee Premium Outlets.
Click October 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.
“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.