We've done it! After three years of fundraising from the popular Tawasentha Mud Mania mud runs, we’re ready to go!
On Tuesday, May 7th, 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 Phase I of the playground a reality.
We're Not Done Yet!
Over the summer, we will be in the planning stages of the playground renovation. Since the play space will be in use during the summer months, we will begin construction in the early fall. But our commitment to completely upgrade the playground will continue. With Phase II, we hope to upgrade the 2 - 5 year old play space and add additional equipment to the playground.
So if you haven’t signed up for Tawasentha Mud Mania 3 (Saturday, June 15th), please consider bringing the whole family for this fun, family-friendly obstacle course/mud run. Proceeds from the races will be used for further improvements to the playground.
Not interested in running? We still need volunteers (you’ll get a great t-shirt!). Go to www.guilderlandrec.com to sign up or call us at 456-3150 to volunteer and/or sponsor the event.
Once again, thanks for your support!
Director of Parks & Recreation, Town of Guilderland
See you at the Mud Run on June 15th!
Tawasentha Mud Mania 3!
Awesome Kids & Adult Obstacle Course & Fun Run!!
Save the Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013!
MANY THANKS TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS!
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.
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.
Stop by to see us at 181 Route 146 (opposite Tawasentha Park). You'll get to meet our official greeters, Scooby & Gus! They love children and company!
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 current address. 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.
Scooby, Chief of Security at Parks & Recreation