recreation

A town park will be created in New Scotland at the site of the Hilton Barn. The land was given to the the town by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy after it was donated by private landowners to the group.

BERNE — The new town nature and cultural center being developed on Game Farm Road, just off Switzkilll Road,  is kicking into higher gear this summer.

GUILDERLAND — The weather may already be very summery, but it will be a few more weeks before town residents can cool off in the pool at Tawasentha Park.

GUILDERLAND — The Town of Guilderland Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting class proposals for the Guilderland Ballet Barn located at 5885 State Farm Road.

VOORHEESVILLE — The village is calling, on its Facebook page, for residents to play pickleball on a new court for the up-and-coming sport installed behind Village Hall.

A master plan for New Scotland's Swift Road and Feura Bush parks has some features that could be accomplished with the work of town employees and volunteers; other features would require grant funding.

The public response has been mixed in the wake of Berne's purchase of 358 acres of land, with the hope to generate revenue and jobs from it as a destination. Despite some backlash and petitions, the town's supervisor has touted the decision as one most residents are excited about.

Invasive species can be found throughout Thacher Park and Thompsons Lake, but education campaigns and volunteers have helped to stem their impact on biodiversity.

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