Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Guilderland! If you are new to the Town of Guilderland, this site will help you get started with learning about our facilities and programs. But even after you know the basics, feel free to call the Parks and Recreation office at 518-456-3150 for more information.

Even if you are a long-time resident you may know much of the information. However, the following pages will allow you to learn more about your community services that are provided. For camp sign-ups and online registrations please go to Guilderland's Recreation website.

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Responsibilities

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.

Programs

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 Guilderland Performing Arts Center concerts (PDF) throughout the summer.

The Town co-sponsors special community events, such as cross-country races at Tawasentha Park and numerous other events throughout the years.

Seasonal Employment

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.


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About the Town of Guilderland 
"Guilderland is a desirable and attainable place for families and individuals of all ages to live and work". The uniquely varied nature of the Capital District provides Guilderland residents with the opportunities represented by world-class higher education, research, health care, retail, wholesale, commerce, transportation, and cultural affairs. At the same time, Guilderland provides a community environment offering quiet and secure residential living in both suburban and rural settings

Summer Employment Application

Tawasentha Park Pavilion Rental Information

The Guilderland Parks & Recreation Department will begin booking Tawasentha Park pavilion rentals on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 for the 2024 season at 8:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.  Walk-in reservations (with payment) will take priority over phone, faxed or emailed reservation requests (with payment).  To request booking a pavilion, a Request for Use of Facilities/Know the Rules form must be submitted with payment (credit card, check or cash) to the Town of Guilderland. Forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Guilderland Parks & Recreation Department at 181 State Route 146, Altamont, NY 12009, or faxed to 518-456-3156. 

To view the availability of facilities or for additional information, visit Tawasentha Park Pavilion Rentals.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Parks Maintenance
    Phone: 518-456-8220
  • Tawasentha Park Pool
    Phone: 518-456-4446
  • Guilderland Performing Arts Center
    Phone: 518-456-3150
  • Western Turnpike Golf Course
    Phone: 518-456-0786
  • Tawasentha Day Camp 
    (late June- early August)
    Phone: 518-456-3475
  • Bus Questions/Day Camp (seasonal)
    Phone: 518-456-3150
  • Lost and Found
    Phone: 518-456-3150
  • Nott Road Park
    Phone: 518-456-3150