Department of Recreation

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survey final Choose Your Favorite Concept for the Next Lincoln Park Pool!

Over the past two years, the City of Albany Department of Recreation and Department of Planning & Development have led a community input process to solicit feedback from residents on what they would like to see in the next Lincoln Park Pool.

Using the input collected during several different visioning sessions, community meetings, and survey opportunities, the City of Albany is proud to present the final two options for the next Lincoln Park Pool.



Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, community members, and elected officials to announce the final concept for the new Lincoln Park Pool – a community-driven process where approximately 1,600 individuals provided their input and voiced support for “Concept A” by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.

More information here: News Flash • Albany, NY • CivicEngage ( 

The Department of Recreation is Albany's provider of fun activities for the whole community. Operating scheduled programs and self-guided opportunities year-round, REC boasts amenities that include playgrounds, pools, athletic courts and fields, community centers, a skating rink, a skateboard park, gyms, and more.

Through recreational activities, our purpose is to build connections in our community, as well as develop fundamental social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills that help community members to enjoy life. 

REC is what makes Albany a great place to live, work, and PLAY!

Want to see what parks and rec are near you? 

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Map inventory as of August 2019

Contact Us

Phone: 518-434-5699
Fax: 518-434-5707

Physical Address
7 Hoffman Ave
Albany, NY 12209

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

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