The Town of Guilderland purchased 109 acres of land off East Lydius Street from the DiCaprio family in 2001. The land was used for vegetable farming for over 100 years and is situated within the Pine Bush. In order to preserve the unique ecosystem, the Town designated 33 acres for DiCaprio Park and left the remaining 70 plus acres undeveloped.
Construction of the park was completed in 2003 and consists of 12 fields used primarily for soccer and lacrosse games. Volunteer groups, including FC Dutchmen Soccer, Guilderland Recreational Soccer Program, and the Guilderland Youth Lacrosse Leagues, oversee the soccer and lacrosse sports leagues that play at DiCaprio fields.
The park is maintained by the Guilderland Parks & Recreation Department and is also a popular location for walkers, hikers and bird watchers.
In 2008, a pavilion and permanent bathrooms at the park were built for use by the soccer and lacrosse teams.
From the East:
Travel West on Route 20 (Western Avenue) to Route 155. Turn right onto Rt. 155 to Old State Rd. Turn left onto Old State Rd. Turn right onto East Lydius St for approximately 1.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.
From the West:
Travel East on Route 20 (Western Avenue) and make a left turn onto Will Street. Travel approximately 1/4 mile to Siver Road. Turn left onto Siver Rd. and continue on Siver Rd. past Old State Road until you come to East Lydius St. Turn left on East Lydius St. to the park entrance, which will be on the left.
From Route 146 (Carman Road):
Turn onto East Lydius Street and travel 2-3 miles to the park. The park entrance will be on the right.
Peter G. Barber, Supervisor
Colin Gallup, Director of Parks & Recreation