Central Park in Schenectady is a great urban park with a golf course too. It was built in the classic late 19th and early 20th century tradition of parks based on Central Park in New York City. Besides having a large golf and the pond, it has a well tended rose garden. Though it fell in neglect like the rest of the city, various resident activists have worked hard to restore the rose garden and the park to high standards.. It is worth at least one visit!