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!”
This is a 16 mile, casual guided ride with frequent stops. Commentary at stops will be presented by Town Historian John Scherer. This is an on-road and off-road route.
Please join us for our Fall Basket Party at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center! Tickets for the Basket Party are currently on sale. This event is open to the public and tickets must be purchased in advance at the Center, as space is limited. Tickets are $8 and include 25 free auction tickets, sandwiches, and dessert. This is a fun afternoon, and we hope to see you there! For more information, please contact the Center at 518-383-1343.
The Town Board has recently approved extended hours at the Town Transfer Station for Fall Clean Up on the following Sundays, October 28th and November 4th, 11th & 18th. On these dates the Transfer Station will be open between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. for the collection of leaves and brush only. This is for Clifton Park residents only and no permit is required but please have ID available for attendant.
Other items will be accepted during regular hours on Tuesday through Saturday with the appropriate permit or fee. More information can be found on the Transfer Station Page
The Tri City Paranormal Group have been working in the Tavern and would like to share their findings. They will tell stories of spirits and history they have discovered at the Historic Grooms Tavern and other local investigations. Program begins at 7PM.
Are you a 7th through 12th grade student in Clifton Park interested in our criminal justice system, consequences of crime and rehabilitation as a goal? Then Clifton Park Youth Court may be for you. Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm at the Shen East Auditorium to learn more.
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is developing a project to upgrade the Route 146 & Route 146A intersection in Town. As part of that development NYSDOT will be holding a public information meeting at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. To learn more about the meeting and the project please click on Route 146 146A Open House Informational Brochure
The Clifton Knolls 2018 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 and will continue through Friday, November 30, 2018, depending upon the weather. Please note that the Mill Creek development is not included in the leaf collection district. For a complete breakdown of pick-up dates by street and what can be put out please click on 2018 Clifton Knolls Leaf Pickup Schedule
Click on September 2018 Clifton Park Senior Community Center Newsletter to learn all about the exciting events happening at the Center in September.
We would like to introduce you to the many natural areas, parks and nature preserves that are open to the public in the Town! Join the Town one or more of their "working, stewardship hikes" in 2018-19. All hikes are on the First Friday of the months and start at 1pm and may last up to two hours. To learn more click on Stewardship Hikes 2018 to 2019
PROTECT YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION! The Town and its specialized partner, 3N Document Destruction will be at Clifton Park Center with onsite shredding at the mall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th. This is a free drive-thru service. You do not need to get out of your vehicle. Please bring a donation of non-perishables for local food pantries. Limited to 4 huge bags or boxes of papers. Please, no junk mail, binders, plastic carriers or folders, or metal spiral books. All recycled. Town of Clifton Park Residents only.
County Waste will be conducting the free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents again in 2018. The service will be offered from April through November weather permitting. Now that the inclement winter weather has passed, this program will start Monday, April 9th.