The Family Recreation Center was built in 2005 under our current Mayor, Frank Leak. It is run under the Youth and Family Services Department. We service the Village of Colonie residents and the South Colonie School District. Our purpose is to create a “Fun, safe, non-threatening environment where Village residents, families and children always feel welcome.”
GYM: A basketball gym with a full court and two hoops, and is also lined for tennis and volleyball. It works great for hosting large events, sport practices, and Village events.
GAMEROOM: Inside, we provide a foosball, an air hockey, a ping pong and a pool table. It’s great for all ages to hang out and play.
COMPUTER ROOM: During the week it is used for high school classes and other meetings. It has seven computers from the South Colonie School District, two TVs, multiple games, and coloring activities. It’s the perfect place for meetings, classes, family visitations, and general computer access.
KITCHEN: We have a large full kitchen that is available for renters. It has a commercial refrigerator, a freezer, a gas six burner oven, a microwave, ample counter space and an island; there is also a window and a door to the gym to make serving and supervision easier. The kitchen hosts cooking classes, caterers or renters cooking for a crowd.
OTHER: Handicap accessible bathrooms and water fountains, two offices for youth advisor staff. Ample parking for events. Heated and air conditioned. Vending machines. Tables and chairs for renters to use.
SAFETY: Safety is always our first priority in the Rec Center; we have a First Aid Kit and a defribulator, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and a backup generator with cameras to keep everyone safe.
To use the facility, you must provide current identification every time you visit and sign in. Children with school IDs must provide them to enter. Any child who does not have an ID must have an adult with identification. We ask everyone to sign-in so we are able to identify individuals in case of emergency; signatures also help us know how many residents we are serving.
Open gym is from 8:30-6pm Monday through Friday and 10-4 on Saturdays. The Village reserves the right to cancel open gym as needed. Different organizations book gym time during the day, so residents are always welcome to call first to see if open gym is still available.
The Family Recreation Center is also available for Village Residents and businesses to rent. For more information please go to the Facilities Rentals.