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 Clifton Park 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!”
Learn to Swim classes offered in July
The Town of Clifton Park will be opening the Town pools beginning on Memorial Day weekend and the popular Learn to Swim program will return with two sessions of classes. Historically, the Town pools open on Memorial Day weekend. The last two seasons were shorter than normal due to Covid restrictions and a smaller number of available lifeguards.
“The Town is fortunate to have dedicated lifeguards returning to work at our three Town pools, allowing us to open one pool on Memorial Day Weekend, said Supervisor Phil Barrett. We have operated the pools and provided swim lessons throughout the pandemic, when outdoor recreational activities for families were more important than ever.”
Registration for the pools will begin on May 17th. The schedule for each pool will be the following:
1. Country Knolls- May 29th- August 21st
2. Barney Road Pool- June 5th-August 21st
3. Locust Lane Pool – June 23rd-August 21st
UPDATED TRAVEL ADVISORY
Watch for Overnight Closure of Route 146, Lane Reduction on Route 9 The Weekend of May 21st and 22nd in Halfmoon, Saratoga County
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to watch for an overnight closure of State Route 146 across U.S. Route 9 in the Town of Halfmoon, Saratoga County, from Saturday, May 21, at 10 p.m. until Sunday, May 22, at 9 a.m. to replace and upgrade traffic signals. U.S. Route 9 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at this intersection.
Students at Shenendehowa High School interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) now have an accessible roadmap, complete with college credits, toward that career path. Partnering with the Town of Clifton Park, Clifton Park-Halfmoon EMS, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), and Career Jam; today’s event marked the launch of the EMT Career Pathway Pilot Program for Shenendehowa students.
American Red Cross Courses available in Ballston Spa and Clifton Park
Saratoga County officials today announced a free American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program available to residents age 15 and older. Certification fees of $300 to $400 are waived for participants of these courses. There are a total of 30 slots available for people 15 years or older to obtain lifeguard certification and become employable for the 2022 summer season.
From the New York State Department of Transportation:
Our contractor is scheduled to make traffic signal improvements at the above-referenced intersection from 10 PM Saturday, May 14 until 9 AM Sunday, May 15.
Due to low enrollment, the Town has been forced to cancel the trip to Syracuse and the Erie Canal Museum. If you have already paid for a reservation your will receive a full refund on your credit card within the next few days. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs Office at 518-371-6667.
As Chairman of Saratoga County Public Health, Supervisor Barrett wants to ensure that residents have access to the following link which gives updated information to At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests. The page includes information about use of the At-Home test kits as well as updates to expiration dates by brand and lot number. The expiration dates of many At-Home test products have been extended past the date that may appear on the box. Please follow the link below to determine the length of use for your individual test kit and to answer any other questions you may have about using the product.
The Town of Clifton Park is getting closer to its construction phase of a 0.7-mile, multi-use pathway, known as the Moe Road Multi-Use Path Gap Closure project. This project will improve the pedestrian and bicycle transportation facilities and is designed for ADA compliancy. New curb ramps, new crosswalks and signage will be constructed as part of this project.
The Town of Clifton Park has an opening for a part time Animal Control Officer. The Position requires evenings and weekend assignments. In addition, the position may be asked to fill in additional evenings or weekends, as needed, and reports to the Director of Animal Control. The position can range from a Grade 3, step 1 thru Grade 3 step 3, and therefore may be compensated at between $19.71 and $20.50 per hour, depending upon experience of the successful candidate. See full posting for additional information.
County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2022. The service will be offered beginning April 4th through the end of November, weather permitting.
Curbside Pick Up Will Begin May 2nd and Run Through May 21st
The Town of Clifton Park will offer a free curbside bulk waste pickup this Spring during the month of May. Two companies submitted responses to the RFP. Twin Bridges Waste and Recycling will be conducting the pick-up after submitting the lowest bid.