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!”
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Town Hall will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 with normal busness hours.
Over the years the Town of Clifton Park has been extremely successful in seeking out and winning grant awards. By leveraging these grant awards, the Town has been able to make numerous additions to our open space and trail systems while also improving our infrastructure.
Currently the Town is managing 18 grant projects totaling $10.2 million. One of these projects is the Sitterly Road Improvement Project being implemented in partnership with the Town of Halfmoon. After the completion of the project, drivers on Sitterly Road will benefit from two interconnected traffic signals at Sitterly and Crossing Boulevard, and Sitterly and Woodin Road. In addition, new turn lanes onto Crossing Boulevard and Woodin Road will alleviate traffic backups during busy times.
The Clifton Park Senior Community Center will be making a series of trips to Proctor's this February and March for some lunchtime theater. To learn about the shows the Center will be seeing and to sign up, click on the links below.
Proctors I Have A Dream February 2019
Proctors Tales of the Underground Railroad February 2019
Proctors Winston Churchill The Blitz March 2019
Recently there has been a lot of reporting in the mainstream media and discussion on social media about the inherent dangers involved in passing stop school buses. As part of our continuing “Check Your Speed” initiative in Clifton Park to raise awareness about traffic safety we felt now was a good time to remind drivers about the rules involved when a school bus stops with flashing red lights. The following is taken directly from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s Manual.
County Waste will once again be picking up Christmas Trees in the new year free of charge for Clifton Park residents.
One tree per homeowner. Trees must be removed of all ornamentation including tinsel.
Residents are asked to place trees outside by their curb no later than Sunday, January 13, 2019. County Waste will then make a pass through the neighborhood during the week of January 14-18, 2019.
Clifton Park residents who prefer can also take their tree to the Town Transfer Station during normal business hours where they will be recycled. This service is free of charge and does not require a permit. Simply have your id ready to present at the booth.
Click on January 2019 Clifton Park Senior Community Center Newsletter to learn all about the exciting events happening at the Center in the New Year.
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
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.