The ice is as smooth as glass. Hope this holds until the February 12th 1 - 3 PM February 12th Sweetheart Skate & Winter Social - Mark you calendar, but don't wait til then to enjoy the great ice!
Sweetheart Skate for all ages
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2011
1 - 3 pm
(We'll socialize with or without ice, but rain will keep us inside so check the website on Saturday Feb 11 for confirmation if the weather looks iffy)
Everyone who loves the pond is a sweetheart to us!
Come have fun and meet other pond sweethearts.
If you are interested in helping plan this or other events, please let us know at email@example.com.
Pond Pickup Day
Sunday, Nov. 6, 1-3 pm
Fall Chores at the Pond
Join your neighbors as we pitch in to get the pond ready for winter.
What: Fall cleanup
When: Sunday, Nov. 6
Where: Buckingham Pond
Time: 1 to 3 pm
General trash & litter pickup. Bulb planting. Bring work gloves and tools. Bags and some tools will be available.
The City of Albany Department of General Services is making some much needed improvements to the path on the South (New Scotland) side of the pond this fall. This section of the path is very low, and has been in mild disrepair for years, with rail road ties and wooden supports falling in to the pond, and occasional flooding significant enough to make the path impassable. Getting this issue corrected has been on our high priority list, so we're thrilled that DGS is able to get to that this year. They are widening and elevating this section, which should alleviate the problems with flooding. Sadly we will lose some vegetation in this area due to the construction, but it should soon grow back Edited 1/21/2012: Note that while the work is paused for the winter there is still more to be done and we've heard from DGS that they will be out working on our path again when the weather breaks.