Village Dog Park
Open 7:00am – 9:00pm
The Village’s new dog park has opened at the Flint House property and is ready for use! Dogs using the park must have a permit tag displayed on their collar. Owners can obtain a permit tag from the Village Clerk’s Office by filling out a permit application, providing proof of distemper vaccination, and providing your dog registration from the Town of Glenville. This process insures that all dogs permitted in the park are licensed and vaccinated. Permit applications are available on the Village website Forms page or at the Village Clerk’s Office. The permits are annual and require renewal each year. There is no fee for Village residents; non-residents will be charged a $50.00 annual fee
Dog Park Rules
2017 Collins Park Summer Recreation Program
The Parks and Recreation department will be offering a DROP-IN summer recreation program from June 26 through August 18, Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A wide variety of recreational activities will be offered. We must emphasize that our program is not a day camp or day care center. Children may come and go as they please.
2017 Special Children’s Events at the Recreation Center:
- July 13 DEC Fishing Day – Bring your own pole or one will be provided and learn about fishing from the Department of Environmental Conservation
- July 19 Collins Park Wildlife Study – Seine Collins Lake with Scotia Mayor and see what kind of critters live there.
- July 26 Build and Erect Bird Houses with the Mayor
- Aug 2 Scavenger Hunt – Find Naturally occurring items in Collins Park and learn about plants and trees in the Park
The Village of Scotia will be offering watercraft rentals this summer. Five kayaks, two Hydrobikes, a canoe and two row boats will be available June 26 through August 18, daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The watercraft will be rented on a first serve basis, no reservations. Fees are five dollars per hour for Village of Scotia residents and ten dollars per hour for non-residents, four hour max. Watercraft Rental Rules
Unfortunately, the silt deposited by Hurricane Irene is still affecting the water clarity in Collins Lake making public swimming impossible for this summer. The Schenectady County Health Department requires four feet of visibility, and when the clay on the bottom of the lake gets stirred up, we just don’t have that.
Our municipal docks are in place at Freedom Park. Boaters are welcome to tie up during the day free of charge to enjoy our parks and walk-able community. Free WiFi available. River travelers can hook up for the night with water and electricity for a nominal fee. The docks are also a great way to watch the river go by and maybe catch a fish.
Dock Only- $20.00/Night
Dockage with Utilities- $30.00/Night
- Dockage is on a first come, first served basis, we do not take reservations.
- Overnight stays are limited to three consecutive nights.
- Fee payment is by cash only.
- Boats docked past 10:00 pm will be considered overnight stays.
Lion’s Club Pavilion
The Scotia-Glenville Lion’s Club has constructed and donated a pavilion in Collins Park capable of housing up to 100 people. The Lion’s Pavilion is located in a secluded part of the park called the Meadows and is now open for reservations. Reservation applications can be obtained at Village Hall or at the following link.