Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York


Roller Hockey Registration Begins
We will once again be offering our Roller Hockey programs for both youth and adults of the Village of Garden City.  All programs will be held at the Community Park Roller Rink. Click on the links below to download an application and more information.


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.


Spring Roller Hockey
Garden City Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that our Roller Hockey program will once again be offered to the residents of Garden City.  This year we have various programs from Kindergarten clinics through adult leagues and everything in between.  Registration for the programs will begin by mail, online and in person starting Friday, March 6th.  To download an information form please click here.

Middle School Recreation Nights Announced
The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring several Rec. Nights for
Middle Schoolers in St. Paul’s Field House on the following dates:

Friday, March 6 – Sixth  grade

Friday, March 13 – Sixth and Seventh grades

  Our Rec. Night will be chaperoned by the Recreation staff and will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.  A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge.  The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.

Note-Once the children are in our facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult.   Please come into the building to pick up your child.


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.

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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