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Parks & Recreation Guide in Rensselaer County, New York

Friends Walking in the Park

If you’re looking for some fun ways to stay active in Rensselaer County, you’ve come to the right place. Our parks and recreation guide offers more than a few ways for you and your family to get outside and enjoy time together. If you want to learn more about some of the fun things that the area has to offer, you can ask us for a few extra ideas during a tour of our apartments.


Cherry Plain State Park

10 State Park Road, Petersburg, NY 12138

This state park includes picnic grounds, biking trails, campsites, nature trails, and a boat launch. Whether you’re looking to visit the park for a few hours, go fishing, or spend the night camping, this is a great destination.


Knickerbacker Ice Arena

103rd Street & 8th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182

This arena in Troy, NY, offers public skating sessions, hockey games, and a training facility for local college clubs.


East Greenbush Town Park

10 Town Park Road, Rensselaer, NY 12061

The East Greenbush Town Park features 120 acres set back at the end of Town Park Road. There is a pond that opens to the Moordener Kill with breathtaking views and waterfall along the hiking trails.

Visitors of the park can enjoy two picnic pavilions, the Red Barn building, a playground, softball field, basketball court, volleyball court, open lawn spaces, barbeque grills, horseshoe, 1.5 mile hiking and cross-country ski trails, fishing, non-motorized boating, ice-skating, and a sledding hill. There is also a dog park!


Frear Park Municipal Golf Course

2701 Lavin Court, Troy, NY 12180

Popular in the area, the Frear Park Municipal Golf Course is a place where you can play 18 holes with friends, family members, and co-workers alike.


Prospect Park Tennis Center

65 Prospect Park Road, Troy, NY 12180

Open Monday through Sunday, this public tennis complex is a place where you can play tennis or take some lessons.


Schuyler Mansion Historical Site

32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202

Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur. He and his wife raised 8 children in the Georgian home. The wedding of daughter Elizabeth Schuyler to Alexander Hamilton took place in the house in 1780. Today, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion as well as temporary exhibits and public programs throughout the year.


Albany Corning Preserve – Jennings Landing

1 Quay Street Albany, NY 12207

The Jennings Landing Amphitheatre serves as the venue during the weekly Summer Alive at Five concert series. Further upstream is the Corning Preserve Public Boat Launch. The paved Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail features a playground for children and numerous benches and picnic tables. Walk along the river and enjoy the view of the Albany skyline!


There’s something for everyone in Rensselaer County. If you have any more questions about what the area has to offer, we’ll be happy to chat with you during your tour of our apartments. Looking for more information? Check out our guides on local restaurants and activities in the area.

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