On Thursday, June 26th, the Town of Guilderland celebrated the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Tawsentha Park children's playground. Supervisor Runion was joined (from left) by Parks staff Colin Gallup, Parks Maintenance Supervisor, Linda Cure, Public Relations Office at the Parks & Recreation office, Town gardener Sarah Jenkins, Dennis Moore, Director of Parks & Recreation, Town Board members Pat Slavick, Al Maikels and Brian Forte, Receiver of Taxes, Lynne Buchanan and Erika Gauthier and Jenni Bliven (and daughter) from the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. Supervisor Runion thanked the Parks Staff for their hard work and dedication to the playground renovation and congratulated Director of Parks & Recreation, Dennis Moore, on his recent retirement.
We've done it! After three years of fundraising from the popular Tawasentha Mud Mania mud runs, we’re ready to go!
In 2013, Supervisor Ken Runion and the Guilderland Town Board approved matching funding for Phase I of the Tawasentha Park children’s playground! Many thanks to the Town Board and the community for supporting this project and helping us reach our goal to make the new playground a reality.
Once again, thanks for your support!
Welcome to the Guilderland Parks and Recreation Office! The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the design, maintenance, promotion and beautification of numerous parks, recreational facilities and seasonal programs throughout the Town. The Parks and Recreation Department employs numerous full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to assist with various programs and camps. In addition to the Parks and Recreation Office, employees are located at the
Parks and Recreation Maintenance Building, the Western Turnpike Golf Course and Tawasentha Park.
The department currently maintains facilities such as Tawasentha Park, Guilderland Performing Arts Center (GPAC) and Tawasentha pool, Nott Road Fields and Dog Park, DiCaprio Fields (East Lydius Rd.), Abele Park (Strawberry La.), Firefighters Memorial Park (DiBella), Fort Hunter Park (Ronald Pl.), Keenholts Field (Hurst Rd.), Guilderland Rock Adventure Barn (G.R.A.B.), the Winter Recreation Area and trails and the Community Gardens, located on Route 146 by Tawasentha Park. Stop by to see us at 181 Route 146 (opposite Tawasentha Park).
In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department oversees the operation of the Town-owned Western Turnpike Golf Course.
The Parks and Recreation Department offers numerous programs to residents, including seasonal sports and enrichment programs, swim lessons, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and GPAC concerts throughout the summer. The Town co-sponsors special community events, such as the Pine Bush Triathlon, cross-country races at Tawasentha Park and numerous other events throughout the year.
To pick up a resident park/transfer station sticker* (good through 12/31/14), please stop by the Parks & Recreation office, Town Hall or the Transfer station. You will need your vehicle registration. If your address on your registration does not list your current physical address in Guilderland (i.e, P.O. Box #), please bring a bill showing your currentaddress. There is no fee for the resident stickers.
*Please note that stickers can only be given to Guilderland taxpayers. For instance, if you pay Guilderland School taxes but property taxes in another town, you are not eligible for a resident sticker.