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 Capital District Transportation Authority in conjunction with the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center is conducting a survey about potential use of a flexible, on-demand bus service that would serve Clifton Park, Halfmoon, and Mechanicville. To learn more and to take the survey go to CDTA Transportation Survey
The Town of Clifton Park in partnership with it’s G.R.E.E.N. Committee is presenting a free 4-Day Professional Training about Organic Lawn and Land Care, developed by Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). The training is designed for existing landscaping businesses, landscape workers, property managers, and private/public grounds crew, and others interested in this field. Class taught by CT-NOFA. Course topics include: ecological soil health, organic fertilizers, mulching, natural pest control, site analysis, organic turfgrass management and lawn alternatives, stormwater management, marketing and more. The course is made possible by a grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission recently put together this informative chart showing the population change by Town in the four county Capital District region from 2010 to 2018. This information was released by the U..S Census Bureau as they conduct population estimates on a regular basis. With Census activities picking up, it's important that everyone is counted. For more information on the Census please visit www.2020census.gov
At the January 13, 2020 Town Board Meeting, the Board was provided an update on upcoming pedestrian safety improvements, the result of the Town securing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) grant from New York State.
For further information, please click on PSAP Facts Sheet 01 13 2020
Beginning January 2, 2020 and through March 31, 2020, Clifton Park taxpayers may come to Town Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 5PM to make their tax payments. Property tax bills are also payable online by credit card with a 2.45% transaction fee, $3.95 fee for Visa debit cards and $1.75 fee for e-checks. These fees are charged by the credit card company (not the Town). For further information, please click on "Read More".
The Town enforces standard parking restrictions during winter weather events. Please do not park your vehicle on roadways during storms and for a period of time following the end of the storm.
Adherence to this regulation allows our plows to remove snow and ice properly, effectively apply salt treatment to the roadways and allows officers to respond to other matters. Vehicles parked in the roadway can create dangerous conditions, further narrow clearance in the road and cause problems for neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation. Please see the excerpt from the Town Code below:
“No person shall park or leave unattended any vehicle on the pavement or shoulder of any Town highway, road or street during a period of snowfall, sleet, freezing rain or other winter-type weather and for a forty-eight-hour period after the precipitation ceases."