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Park South is a neighborhood in west central Albany, New York, just minutes from the heart of the downtown area. This community is bounded by Madison Avenue/U.S. Highway 20 on the north, Myrtle Avenue on the south, South Lake Avenue on the west and Lark Street/U.S. Highway 9W on the east. Park South is part of Albany County, in the 12208 zip code area.
This community is sandwiched between Washington Park and University Heights, within walking distance of a variety of attractions. The downtown area is within walking distance of Park South, as are the commercial offerings situated along New Scotland Avenue.
Immediately north of Park South is Washington Park, one of the city’s most popular parks. Among the opportunities for outdoor recreation here are 10 tennis courts, two basketball courts, two shuffleboard courts, walking/jogging trails, a lake for fishing and a disc golf course. Area residents also come here to enjoy various events and performances, including an annual holiday lights display and live music concerts.
Immediately south of Park South are several higher education options and medical facilities, including the Albany Medical Center, Albany Law School and the Albany College of Pharmacy. Additional higher education options within walking distance north and west of the community include SUNY Albany Downtown Campus and The College of St. Rose.
For more in the way of culture and entertainment, residents of Park South head into downtown Albany, which is within walking distance or a short drive of home. In addition to the state capitol, the attractions here include Palace Theatre, the New York State Museum and Times Union Center. A variety of unique shops and popular restaurants can also be found in this area.