General Park Information

Plan Your Visit


Washington Park, Albany, New York

Park Office Tel: 518-434-4524


May-October: Sunrise-11pm
November-April: Sunrise- 10pm


90-minute parking from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday, otherwise unrestricted (EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE PARK)


Are located in the Lake House


Dogs are welcome in Washington Park, however there is no sanctioned dog park, and leash laws are in effect throughout. Please clean up after your dog.


PLEASE NOTE: The City of Albany does not allow the use of the Lake House for weddings or other private events.

City of Albany Contacts


Special Event Permits

The Office of the City Clerk handles inquiries and permits for special events in the Park.
Tel: 518-434-5081
Email: [email protected]


The Department of Recreation manages Washington Park’s playground and its other recreational facilities, including basketball courts, tennis courts, handball courts and ice skating.
Tel: 518-434-5699
Email: [email protected]

City-Sponsored Events and Festivals

The Office of Special Events and Cultural Affairs promotes city-sponsored festivals, special events and ceremonies in the Park.
Tel: 518-434-2032
Email: [email protected]

Park Maintenance

The Department of General Services provides regular maintenance, upgrades and daily operations in Washington Park.
Tel: 518-434-2489
Email: [email protected]