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 major work on Blue Spruce Lane has been completed and both lanes are open. Please be aware that while the trenches have been stoned and graded, they must remain in that condition for a while to allow for settling. The road will be swept on occasion to minimize dust. This work is part of the planned project that was to commence in June. Therefore, the larger project will not be as large as originally planned. More information will be posted on cliftonpark.org and this facebook page as soon as we have a construction schedule. Thank you to the people that live nearby for their patience and cooperation.
The Transfer Station will be open for a half day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, May 29th beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
The Town of Clifton Park Sewer District # 1 has experienced a main line failure on Blue Spruce Lane. Repairs have been difficult due to the poor condition of the pipe. At this time, flows are managed via portable pumps bypassing the remaining failed section. As we make preparations for additional repairs, please be advised that a full road closure of Blue Spruce Lane is expected most of the day Wednesday, May 22, 2019. It is expected that the main line will be restored to full operation at that time.
Additional work will occur all along Blue Spruce in June and July this Summer as the Town awards a lining contract to shore up the rest of the compromised lines on Blue Spruce. Please continue to watch this space for more information on the project as it becomes available.
The Town appreciates everyone’s patience as we address these serious issues. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town Sewer Department at 518-348-7313.
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.
As part of a multi-year plan the Town partners with BOCES to maintain Kinns Road Park. This partnership provides a remarkable benefit to the Town while offering hands on experience to BOCES students. The Town’s partnership with BOCES to maintain Kinns Road Park will continue beginning Monday, April 1st.
Please see the proposed schedule below. The park will close 30 minutes prior to work beginning on each scheduled day. Please note that weather can affect the established schedule. We will post any changes or updated information as soon as the information becomes available. The Town of Clifton Park’s partnership with BOCES has provided a tremendous service to the Town andexperience for BOCES’ students.
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 Town Board in collaboration with the Town Center Park Planning Committee is hosting a series of Spring 2019 public events for planning and designing the future park! If you couldn’t make the Vision Workshop held May 1, please participate in the PARK SURVEY, an online public survey which will be available through May 20! For more project info, please visit a link to the Town Center 37-Acre Park Project , which is located east of Moe Road/west of Maxwell Drive Extension/north of Arongen and Shatekon Elementary Schools.
A guided walk is Wed., May 15 at 5:30 PM at the Public Safety Building; and the next public meeting is Wed., June 5, from 3 to 7 PM at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, as an "Open House - Drop In" meeting format.
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.