Crandall Park is one of the greatest treasures of Glens Falls, offering saucer sledding and ice skating in the winter and playgrounds, basketball, tennis, pickleball, frisbee golf, and miles of trails in the warmer months.
Crandall Park is a popular spot for residents of all ages! From recreational opportunities to natural scenery, Crandall Park has it all. Crandall Park is located at the corner of Glen Street and Fire Road in Glens Falls.
Crandall Pond, one of the primary features of the park, is the perfect scenic backdrop for a picnic or photos. Watch the ducks swim near the fountain or cross one of the bridges to get a different perspective. Looking to go fishing? Each year in May the pond is stocked with fish for an annual derby. In the winter when the pond freezes, it is plowed for ice skating and hockey.
Fields, Courts & Courses
In addition to the pond, Crandall Park has multi-use fields for soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. There are also tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts that anyone can use, and they're even lit for evening play. Are you a fan of frisbee golf? In late 2020, the first nine holes of a new 18-hole disc golf course were installed, and as with Crandall Park's other attractions, the disc golf course is free for everyone to use. In the winter, Crandall Park has one of the best sledding hills around.
The Playground, Splash Pad, Picnic Pavilion & Amphitheater
Crandall Park's playground and seasonal splash pad is a favorite gathering spot for many children. From slides to swings, there are lots of features to keep kids of all ages entertained. The park surrounding the playground features a picnic pavilion and charcoal grills, making it the perfect spot to cook up dinner or hold an event. The park also has an amphitheater that regularly hosts live music, fun events and even the Glens Falls Symphony's annual 4th of July concert.
On the other side of Fire Road, next to/behind the Glens Falls YMCA, is Cole's Woods which offers its own year-round recreational opportunities. During warmer months, enjoy a scenic walk, run, or mountain bike through the network of trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trails in the spring, summer, and fall, too. In the winter, Cole's Woods transforms into a cross-country skiing hotspot with 7 illuminated kilometers of trails that are regularly groomed by the Friends of Cole's Woods. There are also designated snowshoeing trails to explore.
History buffs will love to check out the historical monuments located in Crandall Park. The Peace and Victory Monument and the Korean Veterans Memorial are both tributes to local soldiers that lost their lives while serving our country.
Directions to Crandall Park from Exit 19: Head east on Aviation Road (NY 254) to Upper Glen Street. Take a right onto Upper Glen Street and continue 0.8 miles to Fire Road. You can turn right at Fire Road and take your first left into the park or continue on Glen Street to the next entrance on your right.