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Many of the programs offered by the Glens Falls Rec Department are free to Glens Falls residents. A Summer Youth Program is free for ages 6-13 to participate in arts & crafts, games, and Friday field trips. The program is held at East Field and Crandall Park in Glens Falls NY and is free to attendees but some field trips do require a fee. The recreation department has hosted a wide range of events from tethered balloon rides to children's festivals.

 

 

Glens Falls Recreation Areas:

  • Glens Falls Rec Center off Fire Road is an ice skating rink available for public skating, hockey & figure skating. The Rec Center is located right next to Coles Woods trails.
  • East Field offers a picnic pavilion, baseball stadium, and a field house with locker rooms.
  • Crandall Park off Glen Street & Fire Road offers softball fields, basketball & tennis courts, a playground and recreation trails.
  • Murray Street Playground has a playground & 2 basketball courts
  • Sagamore Street Playground offers a great playground for younger children.

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The Queensbury Recreation Department has nearly every program imaginable, all designed with family in mind. In the summer enjoy free outdoor performances held at the Gurney Lane Recreation area in Queensbury NY . Gurney Lane Recreation area is great destination for families for a day of swimming at the community pool. In the winter the Gurney Lane offers cross country skiing & sledding!



Queensbury Recreation Areas:

  • Freedom Park on Glenwood Avenue is a handicapped accessible playground designed with unique equipment to accommodate everyone!
  • Hovey Pond Park off Lafayette Street in Queensbury NY offers a variety of recreation activities. Fishing and walking are popular activities at Hovey Pond Park. The park even features a handicapped-accessible fishing platform to accommodate anyone. hovey pond playground
  • South Queensbury Park on lower Dix Avenue if available year-round for summer softball & basketball or winter ice skating!
  • Queensbury School Facilities on Aviation Road offer lighted tennis courts & a great playground for kids!


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