Albany
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Albany, New York 

Parks

 
 

Albany has several urban parks with Lincoln Park and Washington Park being the major parks in the city. The 68-acre (28 ha) Lincoln Park is located about half mile (800 meters) from Albany’s waterfront, while the 81-acre (33 ha) Washington Park is located nearby the University at Albany in the city’s downtown area. A major feature of Lincoln Park is the large non-wading pool that can hold up to 300 swimmers and Washington Park is its lake that turns into a winter ice skating rink. Both these parks offer green open spaces, forested areas, and plenty of opportunities for sports.

Washington Park, Albany (New York State)

Washington Park by Andy Arthur

The 3,200-acre (1,290 ha) Albany Pine Bush Preserve is an inland pine barren and one of the largest in the world but also features grasslands, forests, ravines, and wetlands. The 80-acre (32 ha) Tivoli Lake Nature Preserve is an urban nature preserve featuring varieties of vegetation including wildflowers and various species of wildlife. Thacher State Park is a 2,155-acre (872 ha) wildlife preserve located about 18 miles (29 km) from Albany. Nearly two-thirds of Thacher State Park is covered in upland forest and home to more than 150 species of birds.

Thacher State Park, New York State

Thacher State Park by Geotek

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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