FAQs

PICT0060

How can I support the Conservancy

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How can I become a member of the Conservancy

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How many acres is the Park

 90 acres

How deep/big is the lake

A map of the lake from N.Y.S., D.E.C. here

Approx. 5.2 acres

Albany Police Dive Team that conducts their practices in the lake, stated they thought that it is approximately 12-16 feet on just east of the foot bridge

How old is the Park

Officially the Park was started in the late 1800’s, although the area was used for a cemetery and public square since the early 1800’s

How many trees

More than 300 but this number changes every year

What was the Park before it became a Park

Parts were used for a cemetery, parade grounds and Public square, private estate, while other parts were just unused landscape

Who maintains the Park

The City of Albany NY Department of General Services

Any information about the Monuments and Statues

Link to info about all Monuments in the Park and the City

What type of fish are in the lake

Lake is stocked by the City of Albany Department of Water and Water Supply from the reservoirs maintained by that Department.  According to the N.Y.S., D.E.C.; Bluegill, Brown, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch

Can anyone use the Lake house for an event

Contact the City of Albany NY Clerk Offices here

Is it true Fredrick Law Olmsted designed the Park

F. L. Olmsted did provide a detailed plan and drawings but the engineers that where in charge of the project eventually took over design and construction.  William Edgerton is given much credit for the way the Park was finished.  It is an “Olmstedian Park” though because of the initial involvement and design

Can you provide more history

Link from the Conservancy and follow the link “History” for more use the link Pictures and Postcards for some older photos of the Park

I would like to volunteer for a special event

City of Albany Special Events

Can I join the Conservancy

Info Page

How can I support the Conservancy

Support The Conservancy Page