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!”
Moonlight Ski - Thursday December 8; Thursday January 5; Thursday February 9; Thursday March 9; Thursday April 6
Join us during our free Family Moonlight Cross Country Ski evening at the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve on the above dates when snow conditions permit. Everyone is invited to participate and must bring their own ski equipment.
There will be a warm-up fire and the Shenendehowa Nordic Club will provide hot drinks and marshmallows during the event. Participants will meet at the preserve's main parking lot on Riverview Road (at the Whipple Bridge) at 7:00 pm.
As part of our Arbor Day celebration, the Town offers a free tree seedling to all Clifton Park families who have had a baby born between Arbor Day 2017 (April 28) and Arbor Day 2018 (April 27). Families can register with the Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs located in Town Hall. Submit a photo with the registration form and all pictures will be displayed in Town Hall the week of April 30th - May 4th. Deadline for registration is April 13, 2018.
The week of April 30th, parents can come to Town Hall and pick up a free seedling tree to be planted on their property as a "birth tree" for the child. The hope is that these trees will grow up with the child and add to the child's appreciation of nature and the conservation of wildlife.
Plant a Tree for the Newborn Registration Form
July 4th Celebration - Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we mark the birth of our nation in small-town America style! Clifton Park's July Fourth Celebration culminates with great entertainment and the Capital Region's largest locally sponsored fireworks display! Live music featuring: Hellcat Maggie and The New York Players!
pdf 2017 July 4th Celebration on Clifton Common Event Schedule (278 KB)
Performing Arts at the Common - The Town brings professional entertainers to the outdoor stage at Clifton Common every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. during the months of July and August. On Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the months of July and August there is children's entertainment; such as puppet shows, magic acts, clowns or music. Although there are a few bleachers, most guests bring lawn chairs and blankets to the free concerts. The musical is held at 8:00 pm at Clifton Common.
pdf 2017 Performing Arts at the Common Flyer (696 KB)
Farm Fest - This event, which highlights the farms and agricultural areas in the Town, is held September 17th - 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Participating farms are open for tours and offer demonstrations, entertainment and great food.
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs offers recreational, social and cultural opportunities for residents through programs, park reservations, events, historic tours and publications and performing arts.
All refund requests must be in writing and received 10 days prior to start of the program. There will be NO refunds after this time. There will be a $10 non-refundable charge on all refunded registrations.
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