Parks and Recreation

Playground at Kelly Park, Ralph St., Village of Ballston Spa.

TOWN OF BALLSTON:

Anchor Diamond Park – The house that once stood there, known as the Hawkwood Mansion, had a number of owners. In the 1800’s, the house was owned by Guy Baker who was frequently visited by his friend, Theodore Roosevelt.

Jenkins Park – Jenkins Road, Burnt Hills. If you’re looking for a place to bring your kids, then head over to Jenkins Park! The playground has a lot of fun equipment as well as a large sand box. It’s two ponds are available for fishing in during the warm weather and skating in the winter. Speaking of winter, if you’re looking for a sledding location, Jenkins Park provides itself as a prime location so head on over to the park next time it snows. Don’t forget your sleds! But that’s not all: The park’s small hill is a popular spot for sledding. The park also has much more to offer including:

  • horseshoe pit
  • pavilion
  • picnic tables
  • hiking trails
  • two baseball fields
  • basketball court
  • hiking trails

VILLAGE OF BALLSTON SPA:

Iron Spring Park – Front Street, Ballston Spa.  Thirsty? Stop by Iron Springs Park and sample the famous Iron Springs mineral waters. The village-maintained spring, known as “America’s first watering place,” had been quenching thirst since 1771.

Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail – Front and Prospect Streets, Ballston Spa.  Located right next to the Old Iron Spring, this short trail  (.5 mile) is perfect for taking a quick walk.

Kelly Park – Ralph Street, Ballston Spa.  Are your kids bored and looking for something to do? Take them to Kelly Park where activities abound. The park is home to a large playground, a skateboard park, softball fields, picnic areas, and a nature trail. Bring your fishing pole and fish in the Kaydeross Creek. If canoeing or kayaking is more your thing, take advantage of the park’s kayak/canoe launch.

Veterans Park – Low Street, Ballston Spa. Veterans Park features memorials that pay tribute to the men and women who died while fighting for our country.

Wiswall Park – Front Street, Ballston Spa. Wiswall Park is the place to be for summertime fun.  A variety of activities, including concerts, movie nights,  farmers’ markets, and ice cream socials with the Union Fire Company Band take place there during the summer. The park also hosts the community Christmas tree and is the last stop for the Village’s annual Victorian Christmas celebration.

TOWN OF MALTA:

Collamer Park – 450 E. High St. , Malta. This park is home to the Wiggins-Collamer House that was built circa 1835. The Wiggins family donated the house to the Town of Malta in 1972. The park grounds are open to the public and the building happens to be currently for sale by the Town. Collamer Park is a great place for a game of basketball or a quiet picnic.

Luther Forest Athletic Fields – 10 Rocket Way, Malta. Located in the Luther Forest Technology Campus and standing on 34 acres of land that are owned by the Town, the park boasts three soccer fields and two softball fields. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the park’s 100 Acre Wood and its two miles of scenic trails that traverse streams and original logging trails that link to the field complex. Roadside pathways connect to a regional network of Town and countywide multi-use trails including the Mid-County Trail System.

Malta Community Park – 285 Plains Road, Malta. Nestled in a forest of pine trees, Malta Community Park is a nature lover’s paradise. Take a walk along the parks’ nature trail and discover a small stream and an abundance of wildflowers, ferns, mosses, and other vegetation. The park’s amenities are plentiful and include:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Nature Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restroom
  • Softball / Baseball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Court

Malta Ecological Park – 488 Malta Ave. , Malta. Interested in exploring wetlands? If your answer is yes, the Malta Ecological Park should be on your list of places to visit. Upon completion of the park’s second phase of development, its trails and boardwalks will lead to a large fishing pond, a beaver dam and a heron rookery. The extension of the trails, boardwalk, and interpretive signage system will increase the Town’s system of passive recreation opportunities year-round.

Malta Community Center – One Bayberry Dr., Malta. Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Stop by the Malta Community Center, a place for area residents to enjoy comprehensive programs and activities that encourage health, fitness, cultural, recreational, educational, and social opportunities. The center also houses Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Human Services as well as the Malta Branch of the Round Lake Library.

Facility Information

  • Café area with coffee/tea service available
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Copy / Print / Fax Service
  • Emergency need food pantry
  • Full-size gymnasium
  • Game tables (pool and foosball)
  • Handicap accessible stage
  • Meeting / Class Rooms
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Public access computers with free internet
  • Senior meal site
  • WiFi facility

Shenantaha Creek Park – 376 East Line Road, Malta. It could take all day to explore the 50+ acres of Malta’s Shenantaha Park. The name translates to “deer water,” the Iroquois name for Ballston Creek. The creek forms the eastern boundary of the park and can be enjoyed when exploring one of its many foot trails. Hikers may even stumble upon the remains of an old flax mill.  For those who are a bit less adventurous,  the paved Zim Smith Trail passes through the park. It’s a great place for walking and riding bikes.

What else does the park have to offer? The list is extensive:
  • Basketball Court
  • Pavillion
  • Playground
  • Nature Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Court

Eastline Romp and Play Dog Park – With 20-acres of enclosed space, the Eastline Romp-and-Play Dog Park offers your dogs a sanctuary to roam free and mingle with other dogs. The park is Located at 584 Eastline Rd. giving residents of Malta’s furry companions a much-needed place to stretch their legs. The park does require a permit, but at only $7 a year, it’s very affordable.

TOWN OF MILTON:

Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park – Rowland Street (near the intersection of Rowland Street and Geyser Road), Milton. Your kids will be begging to visit the 17,000 square foot inclusive playground that will be opening soon at Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park. The park also features baseball & softball fields, tennis & basketball courts, sand volleyball court, pavilions, and two playground areas.

Suzanne’s Playground – Woodthrush Ct., Milton. Saratoga County’s first all-inclusive, handicapped-accessible playground features tandem slides, sensory panels, ramps for wheelchairs, a new kind of swing that allows caregivers to rock face-to-face with small children, and other special features.

Marlene & Wilbur Trieble Passive Recreation Park – On Route 67 at the corner of Middleline Road, Milton. This is a great place to enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. After lunch, feel free to walk on the park’s walking trails and enjoy the views of the creek!

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve – 226 Northline Rd., Milton. The preserve features hiking trails, a lake with a fishing pier, and an ice skating pond. Trails are rugged but well maintained, and a hill within the preserve is a great place for winter sleigh riding.

Boice Family Park – Creekside Drive off Rock City Road, Milton. In an attempt to limit disruption to the natural environment, the hiking and walking trails in the park are maintained but rugged. The park offers no amenities and is located in a residential neighborhood.

Cottrell – Herrington Park – Route 29 in the Hamlet of Rock City Falls. The park is primarily for fishing although there is a short, paved trail for handicap access to the Kayderosserass Creek. The park also has a covered pavilion.

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