Troy's Prospect Park

pparksign.jpg

You're never too old to play in the park.

By Heather Lumb

Here's to feeling like a kid again on merry-go-rounds, swings and slides, and then having a grown-up picnic underneath a lazy tree (bring Kool-Aid and leave the wine at home). If it's still not worth playing hooky for, maybe the view--watching everyone hustle about their normal harried lives--might sway you to freedom.

prospect park viewYou can't technically get any cheaper than free, so Prospect Park in Troy (it's what lies behind the ominous white stone TROY up on the South Troy hill) is way up there on our list of cheap fun.

Besides 14 tennis courts and two basketball courts, there's a spray pool and you're almost always guaranteed an available swing. Hidden trails and acres of free grass for Fido and miles of pretty panoramic view for you. Ahhh... this is the sweet space of summer.

Find It

Prospect Park
Congress Street and Prospect Park Road
Troy, NY 12180

Comments

I absolutely love this park and I must go again! Kudos to doing a blog on it :)

Deeeefinitely. The sunsets here are superb. I've missed it, and I shall go this weekend!

I'm not too keen on Prospect Park. I fell on the tennis courts there last summer and broke my wrist. I'm not impressed with the way the courts seem to be neglected. The rest rooms are not in terrific shape, either. As a frequent tennis player, I am most partial to Central Park in Schenectady. The sunsets at Prospect Park may be superb, but I cringe every time I have to play tennis there for United States Tennis Association matches.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Contractor for matching historical building style?

Omar emails: I'm buying a victorian-style house in Troy soon and would like to have a garage built. I would like it to match the... (more)

Morning Blend

Police arrested the former boyfriend of 19-year-old Vanessa Milligan in connection with the death of Milligan and her unborn daughter in Lansingburgh. Gabriel Vega is... (more)

Where the wild things aren't... yet

The reported mountain lion sightings near Cambridge in Washington County recently is a familiar story. [Post-Star] Mountain lions!? Here!? In 2011 The US Fish and... (more)

Figuring Sh!t Out with Amy Biancolli

Amy Biancolli is a self-described mom, ink-stained wretch, and survivor of suicides. We would describe her as a gifted and thoughtful writer with an ability... (more)

In a brewery (not so) far, far away

Lucasfilm -- you know, the production company behind Star Wars -- is challenging a trademark application from Syracuse's Empire Brewing Co. over a beer called... (more)

Recent Comments

... Let's also lower the city speed limit to 25 while we're at it. Maybe then these morons will not go 45 miles an hour down Washington Avenue. Why should cities surrender themselves to the automobile and automobile drivers? - the very forces that killed cities to begin with. ...

Where the wild things aren't... yet

...has 4 comments, most recently from carolyn

Albany Common Council passes red light camera ordinance: comments, votes, thoughts

...has 33 comments, most recently from Joe A

Figuring Sh!t Out with Amy Biancolli

...has 1 comment, most recently from Sarah

Drawing: Postmodern Jukebox at Troy Music Hall

...has 58 comments, most recently from Ro

Where to sell old gold and silver?

...has 8 comments, most recently from SteveO