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Tawasentha Park is open year-round from 8 am to dusk. Residents with a park permit are allowed to enter the park at no charge. Non-residents may be subject to a daily fee of $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends and holidays, per vehicle.
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The Guilderland Performing Arts Center (GPAC) summer concert series will be celebrating its 45th season in 2024. The Thursday night concerts are free and open to the public (donations are gratefully accepted). GPAC is located at Tawasentha Park and concerts begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 518-456-3150.
The Town of Guilderland is pleased to offer quality parks, programming, and cultural activities for our residents. As always, we look forward to your comments and concerns.
The 2024 schedule will be available in the spring of 2024. We hope to see then.
The pool opens around mid-June each year, weather permitting, and closes after Labor Day each year. The pool is open to Town of Guilderland residents and their non-resident guests from noon to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 11:30 to 7 pm on weekends.
The fees for residents are $5 for adults, and $3 for children 5 to 14. Seniors over 60 and children under 5 years are free. Please bring an ID with proof of residency. Non-resident fees are $7 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 14 and seniors over 60 and children under 5 are $3.
For cash, check and credit card transactions (2.5% processing fee) residents can purchase passes at the Parks and Recreation Office, 181 State Rt 146, Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm. For cash and check transactions passes can be purchased at the Tawasentha Park Pool building during public swim hours - see hours above. Passes are available to Town of Guilderland residents ONLY- $125 for a family and $75 for an individual. Must provide Proof of Residency at the time of purchase.
The phone number for the pool and lost and found is 518-456-3150.
The Town offers lots of cold weather activities during the winter. Cold weather enthusiasts can take advantage of the town's park system, with sledding and snow tubing at the Winter Recreation Area (1/8-mile past the entrance to Tawasentha Park), snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing at the ungroomed trail system, or groomed cross country skiing trails at Western Turnpike Golf Course.
Dog license fees are as follows:
Dogs must be licensed yearly.
Dogs must have a current rabies certificate in order to obtain a dog license.
You can contact the Western Turnpike Golf Course Pro Shop at 518-456-0786 or the Parks and Recreation office at 518-456-3150. Golf membership renewals for 2024 are now available. For more information, go to the Western Turnpike Golf Course website.
Bring in two forms of identification to the pro shop. A utility bill or tax bill and your license or passport are sufficient. There is a $5 fee for the ID card. Please contact the Pro Shop at 518-456-0786, if you have additional questions.
Contact the Guilderland Parks and Recreation office at 518-456-3150. Leagues and organizations wishing to rent fields must fill out a Request for Field Permit (PDF) and a Leagues and Organization Agreement and provide an insurance binder prior to using the fields. The Town charges a fee for the use of the Nott Road fields (soccer, softball, etc.).
For more information, please see Nott Road Park Guidelines for Usage (PDF).
The Guilderland Parks and Recreation Department offers a half-day Summer Camp program located at Tawasentha Park, starting at 8:30 am and ending at 11:45 am for children 5 to 13 years of age. There is transportation available with pickups starting at 8 am The campers arrive at home around noontime. Campers may take swimming lessons as part of camp. Enrollment is limited on a first come first served basis for Guilderland residents. Students who are 14 or 15 years old may participate in the Junior Volunteer Counselor (JVC) program.
We also have a Students With Disabilities Day Camp, which operates in conjunction with the Guilderland Central School District. The camp's theme is to promote fun, physical fitness, social enrichment, outdoor life, and artistic creation. Bus transportation is provided for the 6 weeks of the summer day camp.
In addition to the Day Camp, we offer Sports Camps for every imaginable sports activity. From archery to football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, cross-country running, golf, tennis, gymnastics, and volleyball. Many of our own Guilderland teachers direct these specialty camps at our community and school facilities.
The Town offers a wide variety of Enrichment Camps during the summer. From baking camps such as our very popular "Creative Cupcake Wars!" and "Books & Cooks" to exploratory programs such as "Archaeology - Roman Empire", "Under the Sea Camp" and "Zoology". There are several offerings for children interested in music, arts & crafts and video gaming. Many of our own Guilderland teachers and teachers aides instruct these specialty programs.
Summer Camp brochures, which include information about the Tawasentha Day Camp and the Sports and Enrichment Camps, are sent via backpack mail through the schools to Guilderland residents at the end of March and/or early April each year. Brochures are also available for pick up at the local libraries and at the Parks and Recreation office.
Brochures are also available online at our Recreation Website beginning in April.
Town residents can pick up Town Park/Transfer Station stickers at our office, as well as at the Town Hall and the Transfer Station. You will need your vehicle registration in order to receive a sticker. We also offer the following:
See our Tawasentha Park Pavilion Rentals page for the answer to this question.
The Parks and Recreation Department moved into its new building (the former florist shop) in January of 2007. The office is located across from Tawasentha Park, less than a mile from the corner of Route 20 and Route 146. The address and mailing address is:181 State Route 146Altamont, NY 12009
The telephone number is 518-456-3150 and the fax is 518-456-3156.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
Pursuant to the Town of Guilderland Department of Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations (Section VII) (PDF), all animals shall be kept on a leash at all times in Town parks pursuant to Town Code Section 120-19. Dog excrement shall be removed immediately and properly disposed of in a sanitary manner.
The Town opened the Dog Park at Nott Road Fields, a large fenced-in area where dogs can run off-leash and socialize with other dogs. The Dog Park is restricted to Town of Guilderland residents only and you must have a current dog license. Dog Park tags are available at the Town Clerk's office for $5. See Dog Park Rules for more information. Dog Licenses can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. Dog park hours are 8 am to dusk. From late October until April, one section of the park will be lit until 7 pm The Dog Park is partially plowed in the winter to allow access and has benches and a picnic table nearby.
The Town parks and related sites are listed as follows:
For directions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 518-456-3150.
The Parks and Recreation page has numerous resources that will give you information on our parks and programs, the Town-owned Western Turnpike Golf Course, the Community Gardens, with links to forms, related websites, youth sports leagues, etc.
To find out about our recreation programs or register online, go to our Recreation website.
View our Tawasentha Park Hiking Trails Map (PDF) and you'll find valuable information on the trail system.
Dogs are allowed in all Town parks and hiking trails. All dogs must be kept on leash at all times. Town regulations also require the removal of dog excrement from the trails and other park locations.
View the Community Gardens page for everything you need to know.