Parks

Ganser-Smith Memorial Park

Located on Menand Road, near the Village center, this 3-acre park is the epicenter of nearly all village-sponsored events. Ganser-Smith Park plays host to a series of picnics and musical events throughout the summer. The park amenities include a large open pavilion and BBQ, a children’s playground, baseball field, basketball and volleyball courts as well as horseshoe pits. There are over two dozen picnic tables spread throughout the park. Village youth programs are run at this location from late June through August. Restrooms with handicap access and parking are present on site. Pavilion reservations may be made at the Village office for Village residents.


Hutton Street Park

This small “pocket” park located at the corner of Hutton Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the south end of the Village is largely used by neighborhood children for pickup ball and other activities. There are benches to accommodate watchful parents.


Polk Switzer

This quiet park located on Elmwood Avenue in the north end of the Village is 7.2 acres of open green space and includes a basketball court.


Sage Estates

Forever wild land bequeathed to the Village by the prominent family of Sen. Henry M. Sage. This large wooded park contains over a mile of hiking and jogging trails that meander through fields and along a ravine and pond.


Hudson–Mohawk River Bike Trail

This extensive and beautiful biking/walking trail is part of the trail system which traverses the Village along the Hudson River bank from Albany and on through Schenectady through many points of historical and cultural significance including the Schuyler Flatts Park, Peebles Island State Park, the Erie Canal locks in Waterford and NYS Canal System in Schenectady.


Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park

Located on route 32 between Menands and Watervliet in the Town of Colonie, this 12-acre park, opened in Fall 2002, on what was once the farm of the Schuyler family. The Schuyler farm was a staging area for revolutionary war encampments. Prior to this it was the site of a Mohican Indian summer encampment. The area has great historical and archeological significance and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The Park includes a walking and jogging trail with access to the Hudson-Mohawk Bike Path. The park itself is a tranquil, wide-open green space for strolling and picnicking.