Malta Community Park
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- Basketball Court
- Nature Trail
- Open Space
- Softball / Baseball Field
- Tennis Court
- Volleyball Court
The Malta Community Park is located in a forest of pine trees. The sandy plain area, which used to be an old glacial lake, is the active recreational area of the park. A nature trail follows the valley of a small stream where there is an abundance of wildflowers, ferns, mosses, and other vegetation. The paved trail to this park is the Parade Ground Trail.
There is no alcohol, no littering, and no hunting allowed in Town parks, and please, leave the park as you find it. Pets are allowed, leashed, on trails but prohibited on the active areas of the parks and fields. All animal waste must be removed by the owner from the grounds. Parties of 15 or more people are required to reserve a pavilion.
In 1986, the Town of Malta entered into an agreement for more than 22 acres within the Luther Forest to be set aside for possible future use as a park. The construction of the Town’s first active recreational facility became a huge community effort. In 1990, the Town Board appointed a park committee. The committee formalized a five-year plan.
In 1993, the Malta Community Park opened with the Summer Recreation Program utilizing the site. The number of children enrolled in the program doubled for the year and grew by 100 children for the next several years. The Town’s first park was so successful, that it quickly outgrew the facility and the Town Board started seeking another facility for the southern end of the Town, the Shenantaha Creek Park.
- Head east from exit 12 of the Northway (Rte. 87) on Rte. 67
- Continue straight east across Rte. 9 onto Dunning Street (Rte. 67 turns south here)
- Dunning becomes Plains Road and the park is on your left approximately two miles from the Northway