The Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains a total of 13 neighborhood or pocket parks throughout the Town. The locations include Forts Ferry, Roesselville, Loudonville, West Albany Memorial Park, Lishakill, Allegheny, California Avenue, Egan Memorial, Burns-Whitney, Maywood, Latham, Palma, and Stanford Heights. Among the facilities located within the parks are tennis and basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball fields, and children’s play areas.
The largest of the pocket parks is the 22 acre West Albany Memorial Park, also know as the West Albany Pocket Park. The facility was built in 1977 and is located off Fairfield Avenue in the southeastern section of the Town. In 1990, eight baseball/softball fields were added.