Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York


"Summer Music on the Village Green"
We are proud to announce or Summer music series on the Village Green (corner of Hilton And Stewart Avenue) on Thursday nights at 7:30pm.  For a complete schedule please click here.

Adult Volleyball and Basketball
We are happy to announce our adult basketball and volleyball for the summer beginning July 16th at St. Paul's Fieldhouse.
Wednesday - Men's open basketball (7-9pm) and adult co-ed volleyball (7-9pm)
These programs are open to residents who have graduated high school.  All programs are free of charge and strictly "pick up"  Picture ID is required when singing in and will run until Aug 20th.

2014 GC Pool Registration
Membership registration for the 2014 pool season at the Garden City Pool is underway. For all information concerning the Pool and to download an application please click here.

Amusement Park Tickets Now Available
The Garden City Recreation Department will this year again be offering discount tickets to area amusement parks.

Tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.  Cash or check will be accepted for payment.

These very popular discounted tickets are for:

Gate               Discounted

Price                 Price

Splish Splash  - under 48 inches                                                    31.00                   $27.00

Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom                                             58.85                  $38.00

(Lake George, NY)                              

Hershey Park – 48 inches or over                                                  60.80                  $47.00

Hershey Park – under 48 inches and age 55 and over                38.80                 $36.00

Dorney Park – 48 inches or over                                                    55.99                 $38.00

Dorney Park Junior – under 48” or age 62 and over                   32.99                 $31.00

Morey’s Pier – 48 inches and over                                                 75.00                 $58.00

(Wildwood, NJ)

Morey’s Pier – under 48”                                                                57.00                 $45.00

US Sports Institute Summer Camps Announced
We are happy to announce the summer schedule for the US Sports Institute camps. Camps vary for children ages 2-13. Sign up today for a experience your child will never forget! Click here for an application.

Ladies Tennis League Registration Forms 
Applications for the 2014/15 Ladies Tennis League are now available.  We offer a variety of skill level leagues that take place during the week. Whether you are a current player or a new player we have a league for you. Please click here for an application or for more information.

Mini Golf Parties
If you are planning a birthday party, a group outing or just looking to get together with family, friends or coworkers, consider miniature golf at the Garden City Community Park.  We have a gorgeous mini golf course with twists and turns to excite players of all levels and ages!  For more information please visit our Parties and Rentals page.

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.

Adult Summer Tennis Lessons
We are happy to announced our spring evening tennis lessons for adult residents at the Community Park Tennis Center. Lessons will run for 1 hr. each week.  For more information or to download an application please click 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.

Recreation and Parks Needs Assessment Final Results
The Department of Recreation and Parks Community Wide Assessment Survey Final Report is now available.  The full report can be found if you click here.
We would again like to thank you for your participation in this survey and thank you for your continued support.

Village Markers Section Introduced!
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

Nicholas P. Episcopia, 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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