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 June 3rd, 2019, the Town of Clifton Park Town Board awarded a Sewer Rehabilitation Contract for most of the Blue Spruce Lane sewer main. Over the past several months, pipe issues were identified, and the engineering work and the bidding process were completed. We fully expect the project to begin in the next few weeks as contractors meet with Town Representatives and Engineers to develop a schedule of work and an overall strategy to meet our goals. The Blue Spruce Lane Sewers are suffering from severe corrosion and were scheduled for rehabilitation this year. Unfortunately, in May we experienced a collapse in a section of pipe slated for replacement, which required immediate action.
The June 2019 Newsletter has been published. Click on June 2019 Clifton Park Senior Community Center Newsletter to read it.
As the Town continues its preparations to celebrate America's Birthday we are happy to announce a brand new event to the day's activities. Be sure to sign up at https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index.php?e=1267and join us before the parade for the inaugural running of the Clifton Park Freedom Mile!
The Town of Clifton Park is currently offering an opportunity for community non-profit organizations to apply for funding to support programs and projects that result in a tangible benefit to Clifton Park and its residents. Applications are now being accepted and must be received by September 30, 2019. Funding for awards will be announced no later than October 31, 2019.
The Clifton Park Town Board has announced that County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2019. The service will be offered from April through the end of November weather permitting. Now that the inclement winter weather has passed, County Waste will begin training runs the week of April 1st with official pickup beginning on Monday, April 8th.
For several consecutive years the Town of Clifton Park conducted a curbside bulk waste pick-up for the benefit of its residents. The cost to the Town each year is over $100,000 and rising. After a lower participation rate in 2014, it was decided that the Town would provide this free service to residents every other year. The most recent bulk item removal was held in 2018 and it is expected to be offered again by the Town sometime in 2020.
The Clifton Park Senior Community Center has a number of exciting trips planned this year. Click on the links below for trip details and to register. Members and Non-Members (for an additional fee) can sign up and participate.
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.