Community Organizations

We have only just begun to build this website. Below is a short list of organizations based in Ballston Spa, New York or who work to improve our Village. More will be coming soon! To submit your community organization for review for inclusion on this site, contact us.

Ballston Area Community
The Ballston Area Community Center’s mission is “to provide essential community services, programs, support and projects that enhance the social, emotional and physical development of youth and families of the Ballston Area.” Founded in 1981, the Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving youth, ages 5 to 19, and their families, who live in the Ballston Spa School District. Programs include before and after-school child care, teen programming, summer camp, basketball leagues, and community group hosting. The BACC classrooms, kitchen, full gym and outdoor playground are used and enjoyed by a great variety of groups and organizations. Please visit us at: 20 Malta Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY or at our website above. Email: Phone: 885-3261

Ballston Area Recreation Commission –

The Ballston Area Recreation Commission’s (BARC) mission is to provide low cost recreational programs to families in the Ballston Spa School District and surrounding area, so participants & their families can participate in a variety of recreational, educational & athletic activities.        This is accomplished through support from the Towns of Milton, Malta, & Ballston, and the Village of Ballston Spa, as well as support from the Ballston Spa Central School District. Founded in 1952, the BARC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving youth, grades K-12,          and their families. Programs include spring & fall soccer, spring & fall t-ball, spring & fall instructional baseball, indoor tennis, summer tennis, track & field, basketball, enrichment (both school based and off site intensives), swim, youth theater and arts. Please visit us at: 61 Eastern    Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY or at our website above. Email:

Ballston Area Senior Citizens,
The Ballston Area Senior Citizens, Inc., whose members are primarily residents of the towns of Milton, Ballston and Village of Ballston Spa, meet each Thursday for a pot-luck luncheon at the Town of Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road. Non-residents of the three municipalities are also very welcome to join. Of the over 400 current members, about 90 attend the weekly luncheons. Additional activities include social hours, dances, music pickins’ bowling, Mah Jong, cards, golfing, chorus, crafts, woodcarving, festive dinners and day trips. Annual dues are $10. The group is always looking to recruit seniors with expertise in computers, financial skills, writing and leadership. For more information, call 885-4229 or email

Ballston Spa Central School
The Ballston Spa Central School District is committed to meeting the educational needs of each student in becoming a responsible adult. In partnership with the family and community, we strive to prepare each student intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, while encouraging individual talents and abilities.

Ballston Spa Community
The Ballston Spa Community Band was created for the continuing music education of its members and audiences. Through practicing and performing, we will show that music is a life long activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Our mission is to perform a wide variety of instrumental music for the enjoyment and education of audiences throughout Saratoga County, NY. The Ballston Spa Community Band will provide these concerts free of charge at locations that are accessible to the public.

Ballston Spa Lions
The Ballston Spa Lions Club was granted a charter by Lions Club International in September 1949.The Lions Club has been assisting individual and families in need living in the Ballston Spa, New York area. The club assists individuals and families living in the Towns of Ballston, Malta and Milton as well as non-profit organizations that also help families residing in our community. The primary mission of the Lions Club is vision and hearing disabilities. Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. If you are interested in becoming a Lion or need addition information about our services email us at

Ballston Spa Public
The Ballston Spa Public Library was chartered in 1893 by the State of New York, to serve the residents of the village of Ballston Spa. It existed in various locations throughout the village, until a permanent home was built for it in 1959. An addition was put on in 1971. The current building is two stories, each of which is accessible by wheel chair separately. Ballston Spa now has approximately 5000 residents, and is the county seat of Saratoga County.

Ballston Spa
The Ballston Spa Rotary was established in 1922. Rotary is a worldwide organization of over 1.2 million business and professional leaders who provide service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary addresses some of today’s critical issues such as violence, AIDS, hunger, and health care. The Ballston Spa Rotary also helps local organizations including the Ballston Area Community Center, Ballston Spa Junior Baseball, Ballston Area Recreation Commission, National Bottle Museum, and Brookside Museum. If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, please contact President Doug Ford at Curtis Lumber 518-885-5351.

Ballston Spa United Methodist
An historical village church, conducting Sunday 10 am services and ministering with programs for children, youth and adults. Food pantry and Thrift Shop. Home to Boy Scout Troop 1.

Brookside Museum, Saratoga County History
As the home of the Saratoga County History Center, Brookside Museum inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through interactive and engaging programs and exhibits.

Gateway House of
Gateway House is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring home free of charge for terminally ill patients under the medical care of Hospice. Located in Ballston Spa New York, Gateway House is a donor driven community organization which receives no insurance reimbursements, state or government funding. The home is staffed primarily with volunteers and relies on community support. Gateway House of Peace is not a medical facility and is run independently, collaborates with Community Hospice of Saratoga who provides the medical management for the patients as they do for anyone receiving hospice care in their own home environment. The volunteers and staff of Gateway House become extended family for our community residents who can no longer remain safe in their own home.

Founded in 1953 by parents who desired to have a rightful place in society for their children with developmental and other disabilities, Saratoga Bridges has become “The premier community resource for over 750 people with disabilities and their families.” Our mission is that we are committed to advocacy by providing resources that enable them to live enriching lives in the communities where they are valued for their abilities and contributions. We offer a full range of professional services including: Clinical – Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapies, Nursing, Nutrition, Podiatry, Psychology and Psychiatry Services, Program Coordination and Social Work, Day Habilitation, Supported and Sheltered Employment, Family Support – Early Intervention, Family Care, Family Reimbursement, Guardianship, Recreation, Respite, Residential Habilitation and a Sibling Support Group, Information and Referral, Outreach and Advocacy, Public Education, Seminars and Workshops, Recreation and Social Activities, Residential, Service Coordination and Transportation.

Government of Saratoga County

Saratoga County Chamber of
Saratoga is a modern county with fairytale neighborhoods, a business-like county that takes time to smell the flowers lining its streets, and a growing county that doesn’t lose touch with its past.

Saratoga County
Located in the village of Ballston Spa, minutes from Exit – 12 of Route 87 Northway, in historic Saratoga County, Saratoga County Fairgrounds offers an array of buildings and facilities unique to the area.

The Chamber of Southern Saratoga
The Southern Saratoga County Chamber works for its members, customers and stakeholders to create a successful business environment, provide valuable resources and is a vigorous advocate for the business community.

Village of Ballston
Rich in history and moving briskly forward to the future, Ballston Spa, New York offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a native to the village, a new resident or a visitor, we invite you to enjoy the spirit of family and community that enriches the quality of life here.