Parks

Frear Park

Lavin Court & Park Boulevard
Office Number (518) 270-4553

See Recreational Areas

Frear Park is a 247-acre 18-hole public golf course and hockey arena, amongst other features. It began as a 9-hole course in 1931 and later was expanded to 18 holes in 1964. Currently the course provides over 46,000 rounds of golf annually.

The Rensselaer County Men’s Golf Tournament is an annual tournament held around Labor Day each fall. It started in the 1940s and continues to draw many participants each year. More recently added was the Mayor’s Cup which is held in late August.

Along with the public golf course, Frear Park also boasts a hockey rink which is used by Troy Albany Youth Hockey Association (TAYHA) and also offers public skating. The rink opened in 1974 and was the first enclosed ice rink in the area. In 1979, improvements were made by adding a lobby and extra locker rooms amongst other things. Players ranging from age 6-18 and of all skill levels are able to compete through TAYHA and Frear Park.

Prospect Park

65 Prospect Park Road, Troy NY 12180
Office Number (518) 235-7761

Prospect Park is a city owned park centrally located within the City of Troy. One of three major parks in the City. The park consists of approximately 80 acres of land conveyed by the Warren Family to the City of Troy by deed dated December 23, 1902. Prospect Park opens each season in early April and remains open through early November.

Tennis Complex
The Tennis Complex at Prospect Park is a 14 court tennis facility. It is the only major tennis facility of its type (public or private) in the Troy Area. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 9am-8pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm. To contact the complex during the season call (518) 270-8292.

The Troy Tennis Association offers tennis lessons at prospect park for adult residents and non-residents. The association also provides a popular seniors clinic. The 15 Love Tennis Program offers FREE tennis lessons at prospect park for youth. The program is provided by the Capital Youth Tennis Foundation.

Friends of Prospect Park

Friends of Prospect Park in Troy, New York, is a nonprofit group dedicated to the promotion of the park as a place where the public can find refreshment for body and spirit.

Prospect Park is a unique gem in the middle of the City. It provides spectacular, 20-mile, panoramic vistas to the south, west, and north. Rare species of trees, like the Catalpa, European Beech, Hawthorne, and Magnolia grace its grassy expanses; and its history goes all the way back to Uncle Sam.

Since 1998 the Friends have worked to improve the park, and every year we have achieved something new: There is a great children’s playground area with swings and slides galore; a new sign at the front entrance; tennis courts are abuzz with activity; a fountain provides refreshment in summertime; musical family events thrill children in the summer; a summer soiree sweeps guests off their feet; bathrooms at the comfort station and under the swimming pool have been renovated; and fall and spring cleanings and hundreds of new bulb plantings ensure the park stays beautiful.