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More reopening and registration is on the way! We're tailoring our programs and plans to what our community needs the most to stay healthy, active, and supported. While we have reopening plans in place for summer camps, fitness center, and group exercise, we won't be opening everything at once. Please check for updates on social media and on our website. We can't wait to see you again soon!

 
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Not ready to return? We understand! Our parks team is working hard to maintain our beautiful parks and trails that we hope you’ll explore safely. And, our recreation team is innovating new ways to deliver recreation programming virtually, so check back often for lots of fun activities or visit the Virtual Recreation Center for lots of great ways to Play, Learn, Connect, Grow, Explore and Relax all from the comfort of your home!

Last updated: April 5, 2021, at 5:12 pm

Family Fun

family fun

Adventure Tuesday

Join us each Tuesday for some amazing adventure ideas!

Albany Exploration Zone - Explore After-School (K-5th Grade)

Out-of-school time is a great opportunity for kids to discover new skills and interests! Explore After-School provides exciting STEM materials, caring staff, and small group sizes where kids can try new things, make friends, and develop skills in a safe environment. A typical day includes a game or icebreaker, a warm-up activity, and some free time with the materials, in addition to the “main event” – a hands-on engineering, coding, or construction activity. All materials are provided, and participants will be split into small groups by age whenever possible.

Albany Exploration Zone - STEM Saturdays

We provide the STEM supplies, staff, and activities – your kiddo just needs to arrive ready to have fun! These Saturday classes include an age-appropriate engineering, coding, or construction activity and an additional activity or free time. Because we understand that families have busy schedules, you can register for as many of these standalone activities as you like – choose just one or all seven!

Baton Twirling (Ages 6-11)

Baton twirling is an artistic and aerobic sport that combines dance and gymnastics while manipulating a baton. In this twirling class, your child will develop spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Better yet, they’ll have fun and build connections with their peers!

Fairytale Dance (Ages 3-4 & 5-7)

There’s nothing more imaginative than fairytales! Experience the magic of ballet as your child stretches, leaps, and dances across the floor. Using props and interactive songs, this class will help improve balance and coordination while introducing your child to the fundamentals of ballet.

Hip Hoppers (Ages 3-5)

Hip hoppers will learn basic hip hop moves and fun dance routines set to hit music. This class will teach basic leaps, turns, and tumbling while helping develop an overall sense of rhythm. The steps are sure to make kids groove to the beat in their own jazzy style!

Kids Yoga (Ages 5-9)

Yoga is a great way for little ones to learn how to calm their minds, improve concentration, and move their bodies! Kids in this class will stretch their bodies in various ways, bend, twist, learn child's poses, yogi squats, and lunges. Most importantly they’ll have fun with their peers!

Splash Into Music (Ages 2-3)

This energetic movement and music class will keep your kiddo moving! Dancers will explore instruments and dance while they participate in activities that encourage collaboration and movement.

Aquatics

aquatics

Aqua Jog

Aqua jogging is a group fitness class with a trained professional teaching for about an hour. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere sometimes with music.

Household Recreation Swim

Gather up the entire family for some fun in the pool! Members of the same household are invited to come and swim together. Adults are required with anyone under age 16.

Lap Swim

Lap Swim is exactly what it sounds like - swimming laps! Do your own personal training routine. When the shallow end is available, walking is permitted.

Personal Exercise

Aqua jogging is so fun & popular. This is not an instructor led session and participants must remain socially distanced from other participants. Flotation devices are available.

Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness is a group fitness class with a trained professional teaching for 45 minutes. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable social atmosphere sometimes with music.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics is a group fitness class with a trained professional instuctor. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere sometimes with music.

Youth Swim Lessons

Make a splash with swim lessons at Albany Community Pool! Learning to swim teaches skills to be safe in the water and so much more. Swimming builds self confidence, develops self-esteem and makes water a safe, fun environment for a lifetime. We are focused on developing strong swimmers and confident kids.

Active Adults

active adults

HEALTHY, ACTIVE AND FIT!

PiYo - Drop-In Sessions

Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer opportunities

Adopt-a-Park Program

Albany Parks & Recreation’s Adopt-A-Park program is a way for individuals, groups, or businesses to show their pride and commitment to the city's parks and green spaces. With your help, we can keep our city parks beautiful, clean, and safe.

 

We promote healthy living through recreational experiences and serve as stewards of Albany's public parks and facilities.

Albany Parks & Recreation

 Contact us

 541-917-7777

 333 Broadalbin SW (1st floor)

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