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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: August 26, 2021, at 1:11 pm

Family Fun

family fun

After School Basic Sewing (Ages 9-12)

Students will learn the basics of sewing with a machine as well as by hand. Projects will be varied to keep students excited!

After School Teen Sewing (Ages 13-16)

Students will learn to use patterns to create garments and other projects. Use of a sewing machine and hand sewing will be covered.

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.

Holiday Sewing (Ages 9-16)

We will be making various holiday decorations using felt, fabric, ribbon, buttons, and other decorative materials. All supplies are included.

Trick or Treat Cruise Thru

Come Trick-or-Treat with us! We want to see those cool costumes — so dress up and come trick-or-treat with us! There will be candy and goodies to collect along the way and some spooktacular decorations!!!

Winter Wonderland Way

Walk through this magical holiday wonderland! Come see the lights and hear the sounds of the holiday season! We will have special gifts for all the kids and fun things to look at as you wander through the park. Even Santa will be joining the fun!

Community Events

community events

Trick or Treat Cruise Thru

Come Trick-or-Treat with us! We want to see those cool costumes — so dress up and come trick-or-treat with us! There will be candy and goodies to collect along the way and some spooktacular decorations!!!

Winter Wonderland Way

Walk through this magical holiday wonderland! Come see the lights and hear the sounds of the holiday season! We will have special gifts for all the kids and fun things to look at as you wander through the park. Even Santa will be joining the fun!

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

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY

Acrylic Painting for Fun

This course is designed for all skill levels, no experience required, and you can use whatever acrylic paints and brushes you have already. We will be painting on wood, glass, cloth, canvas, canvas boards, and anything else that sounds like fun.

Advanced & Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Delight in the color, brilliance, and challenge of watercolor painting. Learn composition, perspective, reflections, shadows, and color theory with new and challenging techniques. This class is for those who are already knowledgeable of the basics of watercolor.

Beginning Sewing

This class will cover the fundamentals of sewing for the new sewist and those who need a refresher. Bring your machine or use ours. You will learn machine features, sewing techniques, and stitches. You will have the confidence to choose a pattern, fabric, and notions.

Fused Glass Dish

Create your own fused glass dish! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your imagination come to life and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

Create your own fused glass Christmas ornaments! This is one of the most popular craft classes we offer. Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your imagination come to life and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.

Fused Glass Mystery

Create your own fused glass item! Whatever your heart desires! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your imagination go wild and dazzle your family and friends with your creation.

Fused Glass Wavey Scene

Create unique and whimsical fused glass wavey scene! Perfect home décor piece. Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your imagination go wild and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.

Intermediate Sewing

This class will cover sewing seams, darts, hems, zippers, and finishing a garment. You will build on the skills you learned in Beginning Sewing or from previous experience.

Introduction to Sewing with Knit Fabric (Leggings)

Students will learn to work with knit fabrics and how to make their own leggings for all occasions! Fabric must be purchased prior to class and fabric must be pre-washed. Students must know the basic functions of a sewing machine for this class.

Introduction to Sewing with Knit Fabric (T-shirt)

Students will learn to work with knit fabrics and how to sew a t-shirt. You will walk away with a handmade t-shirt! Fabric must be purchased prior to class and fabric must be pre-washed. Students must know the basic functions of a sewing machine for this class.

Mosaic Brick

You will lay out and place your design on your mosaic brick, later you can add fairy lights to show off your design! On the second night, you will grout your creation. Get creative and have fun!

Mosaic Madness

Choose from several different items to mosaic! You will lay out and place your design at the first class by using tiles and glass. On the second night, you will grout your creation. Get creative and have fun! Invite your friends, meet new friends, make it a date night, or a girl’s night out.

Mosaic Snowman Plaque

You will lay out and place your unique design at the first class by using tiles and glass. On the second night, you will grout your creation. Get creative and have fun!

Mosaic Vase

You will lay out and place your unique design at the first class by using tiles and glass. On the second night, you will grout your creation. Get creative and have fun! Invite your friends, meet new friends, make it a date night, or a girl’s night out.

HEALTHY, ACTIVE AND FIT!

Zumba/Zumba Toning

Zumba/Zumba Toning provides a total body workout using easy to follow choreographed dance moves to combine elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise because they are super effective and amazingly fun.

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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