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Clifton Common: A Recreation Hot Spot in Clifton Park, NY

Clifton Common is a major hotspot in Clifton Park, NY, that covers more than 81 acres between Vischer Ferry Road and the Shenendehowa School campus. The complex includes sports fields, two indoor ice rinks, a playground, outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor stage, and the Clifton Park Senior Community Center.

clifton common park sign

Recreational Activities

soccer fields in a park

One of the biggest draws to the Common is the sports fields - soccer, baseball, and softball fields are all available, and there are outdoor basketball courts too. Grab some friends for a casual game or enroll in a recreational league. There are local sports leagues for soccer, baseball, softball, outdoor basketball, and more.


large wooden playground

The playground at Clifton Common is a beautiful wooden structure with lots of imaginative pieces. It includes a large climbing structure, swings for younger children & regular swings, slides, and more. Even if you don't live close by, this is a playground worth checking out.

The Capital Arena

indoor skating arena

The Capital Arena features two NHL-size ice rinks and offers year-round skating activities. Public skating times are available as are rentals and lessons. It's also home to youth and adult hockey leagues and a pro-shop.

Performing Arts

large amphitheater in a park

This outdoor stage at Clifton Common is the focal point for performing arts fun! Local musicians play free concerts on Wednesday and Sunday nights in the summer. You can also catch theater productions and other special events.

Clifton Park Senior Community Center

sign for Clifton Park Senior Community Center outside building

The Clifton Park Senior Community Center is an excellent resource for for older adults in Clifton Park. A yearly membership grants you access to all of the center's programming, including activities that are designed to enrich the lives of Clifton Park's senior population.

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