Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York


Online Registration is Now OPEN!
We are happy to offer the option of online registration with credit card payment for our winter programs.
In order for a family to use the online registration option, you first need to visit our Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to verify residency and their family. Upon verification of residency you will receive a password and instructions as to how to use the website. Residents must visit our office for family verification and password information. Upon completion of these steps please visit our registration site at (do not type "www" in your browser if you input the address). The Recreation and Parks Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Please visit us if you would like another way to enjoy all the Department of Recreation and Parks has to offer or call 465-4075 for more information. You will be able to register and pay with Visa or Mastercard.

New Men's Tennis Programs
We are happy to announce two new tennis programs for Men at the Community Park Tennis Center.  Our Learn and Play program is for beginners while our Ultimate workout is for the advanced player for a high intense workout.  For more information or to download an application please click here.


Children's Yoga Registration
We will once again be offering children's yoga classes that are specially designed by our certified yoga instructor, Connie McKnight, for residents ages 6 - 18.  The cost of this 10 week session will be $85.  For schedule of classes or for an application please click here.

"Zumba Gold" Exercise Begins Again

Our Department of Recreation and Parks will once again e offering our "Zumba Gold" exercise programs for seniors and beginners on Tuesdays at 2:15pm beginning January 27th in St. Paul's Cluett Hall.  Felicia Lovaglio will lead this group in that Latin based 45 minute exercise class. For an application please click here.

Winter Session of Zumba

Registration for our Zumba exercise program is underway.  Classes begin the week of January 26th and will take place Mondays at 9am, Thursdays at 7:45pm and Saturdays at 9am. To download an application please click here.

Pee Wee Sports Sampler - Winter Session Announced

Our popular Pee Wee Sports Sampler program with Andrew returns this winter for children ages 4 & 5.  This six week program has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.  The program will take place at St. Paul's Fieldhouse beginning the week of February 8th. Please click here for an application and more details.

Ski Lift Tickets Available
We will once again be offering discount tickets to area ski resorts.  Tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Cash or check will be accepted for payment. To learn more about these popular discounts please click here.

Youth Tennis Lesson Registration
We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our Winter Tennis Program for GC youths at the Community Park Tennis Center. Our program is designed for all skill levels and will begin the week of January 12th. Non resident children attending GC Public Schools will be accepted beginning December 22nd.
Click here for a description of classes / registration form
Click here for a schedule and price of classes

Exercise with Joy
Start your day with low impact exercise! Joy Cody has set a program with our senior and beginner population in mind!  Classes will be one hour and take place on Thursdays at 9am in Cluett Hall. This program is open to any resident of the Village and will begin February 5th.  Click here for an application.

Adult Pastel Art Class
Every want to try your creative side?  Consider our Adult Pastel Art Class in Cluett Hall.  Our program are for residents only and will begin February 17th.  For an application please click here.

Adult Pastel Practices Sessions
For those who want another art session, we will open St. Paul's Cluett Hall for an "on your own" practice session. A registration fee of $30 is needed to join this program. For more information please click here.

On Sunday afternoons beginning January 11, St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for Village families.  This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment.  The gym will be available for use from 3 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 8.
This time is designated for family time only.  No organized practices or workouts will be allowed.  Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program.  We ask the elementary aged children be accompanied by an adult.  For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind.  Each class is one hour long.  Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes.  The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:45 p.m. beginning January 12 in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. beginning January 7 in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. 
All classes will be held for 13 weeks at a cost of $90. To register for any of these classes, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “open gym time” for grades 7-12 only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:45 pm.  Our recreation staff will supervise the children and all play is strictly “pickup”.         
No organized practices or adults are allowed during this session

The Recreation Department offers adult tennis lessons in a ten week session.   Our lessons are open to all adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City and are offered at various times during the day and on the weekends.
If you are interested in lessons for the upcoming winter season, which begins the week of January 20, please fill out the interest form below and return it to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue by January 26.  Classes will be put together according to ability and day desired on a first come, first serve basis.  You will contacted by our tennis pro, Carrie Strum, to confirm your class.  
To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application by clicking here.  The cost of this 10 week, one hour program will be $249.   Please make checks payable to “Inc. Village of Garden City”.

Adult Ultimate Tennis Workout
This 1½ hr. tennis workout is for the experienced tennis player who wants to hone their skills.  It is held at Community Parks Tennis Facility on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. and is open to any adult resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City.  This program will be offered in 9 week sessions with a start date of January 24.  The cost of the session is $249.
To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108Rockaway Ave. or download an application by clicking here.

Sat Morning Adult Basketball
Our Saturday adult basketball program will begin on Saturday December 6th in the Middle School south gym. The program will run from 8:30-11:30am each Saturday till 2/14.
This program is open to residents of the village who have graduated high school. It is a free charge and strictly "pick up". For more info please call 465-4075.

Adult Weeknight Programs at St. Paul's are Underway
We are happy to announce that our adult programs at the St. Paul's Field House on weekday nights are underway.  To learn more about our programs and times please click here.

New Senior Trips Added
New senior trips have been added for the winter!  For further information, please visit our senior events page by clicking here.

Arbor Restoration Plan for Garden City
The Arbor Restoration Plan for Garden City has been compiled a team of graduate students from Cornell University Department of Landscape Architecture with the approval of the Chairperson of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University, Department of Horticulture. Recommendations include tree selection guides as a basis to find the right tree species and cultivar for the right size planting spaces. Special patented structural soils will be included in all planting specifications when obtained from sole source distributors. Questions pertaining to this report can be directed to the Village Department of Recreation and Parks who oversees the village tree inventory and the overall tree planting and maintenance plan.
To view the complete report please click here.

Village Markers Section
To call attention to the extensive history of Garden City, the Village has installed Historic Markers at various locations and is in the process of adding more.  As part of the project, a Markers page has been established to provide more information on the subjects and links to other data sources.  The markers will all be provided with QR (Quick Response) codes to allow those interested to access the Markers page directly by photographing the code with a Smartphone app. The Markers page can also be accessed now by visiting our Village Markers page.  

The Department of Recreation and Parks have been busy planning a variety of activities for our residents to enjoy during the upcoming months.  We hope you will join in with the many other residents of Garden City who take part in the programs and activities we provide.  We realize the amount of options to choose from, we worked extra hard to make our programs worthy of both your time and participation.
Contact Information

108 Rockaway Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
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Phone #:      
        (516) 465-4075
Fax #:           
        (516) 385-2669

Office Hours:
        Monday - Friday    
                8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Board of Commissioners for Cultural and Recreational Affairs

John A. DeMaro, Trustee Liaison
Kevin E. Ocker, Chairperson
Michael Ryder
Patrick Manley
Timothy Stapleford
Kenneth Moody
Judy Courtney
Kristina Russo

Department of Recreation and Parks Staff

Kevin E. Ocker, Department Head
Edward Fronckwicz, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
Sandra Young, Recreation Development Program Supervisor
Michael Didyk, Parks Maintenance Supervisor
Lori Kampe, Administrative Assistant

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