Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York


Easter Egg Hunt!
The Department of Recreation and Parks is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at Community Park (by the soccer field)

This year 3 hunts will be held beginning at 10AM SHARP with 3 age divisions: Preschool to K, Grades 1 and 2, and Grades 3 to 5.

(Don't forget to bring an Easter basket)!

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked "#1 Lucky Egg"

For further information on the Hunt, please call the Recreation Dept. at 465-4075.

Women's Tennis League
Registration has begun for the 2015/16 Women's Tennis League. All players wishing to join can download or pick one up at the Community Park Clubhouse.  Current players have first choice to rejoin but new players are always welcome. Please click on the links below to download an application. If you have any questions please call Tom at the Clubhouse.
Returning Players Application
New Players Application  

Adult Zumba Class Added
Felicia, our certified 'Zumba' fitness instructor has added another Zumba class at the St. Paul's Senior Center on Thursdays from 7:45-8:30pm. Classes will begin on Thursday, April 16 for 8 weeks. To learn more about the program or to download an application please click here.
If you have a password, register online at if you do not have a password, please visit our Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Ave) to register for one!

Spring Mad Science Registration Begins
We are once again be offering a spring session of "Mad Science" beginning the week of March 30th according to the following schedule:

Monday 4:30 to 5:30pm for Kindergarten to 2nd grade
Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm for 2nd to 4th grades
Each program will run for 6 weeks at a cost of $120. Topics might include "Science of Magic", "Fantastic Flyers" or "Che-Mystery" to name a few.  Each week a different topic will be covered

To register please visit Mad Science's website at

Youth Spring Tennis Registration Begins

Sign your child up for the sport of a lifetime! There is no other sport that you can play throughout your life - from the earliest ages to your latest years that gives you the social, physical mental and social benefits tennis gives you.  Registration for our Spring session of Youth Tennis lessons are underway!  Please click here to download an application today!
If you have a password, register online at if you do not have a password, please visit our Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Ave) to register for one!

Winter Youth Tennis Last Days

The last days of our WINTER Youth Tennis lessons are the following:
Monday - April 20th
Tuesday - March 31st
Wednesday - March 25th
Thursday - April 16th
Friday - March 27th
Saturday - March 28th

Spring Roller Hockey

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.
If you have a password, register online at if you do not have a password, please visit our Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Ave) to register for one!


Men's Softball Registration Begins
Applications for the Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks’ 2015 Men’s Softball League are now available by clicking here. Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights at 8:15 and 9:30 p.m.. The league fee is $525 per team for an 8 game season. Openings are limited. Some teams may need additional players. If you are interested in playing, but don’t have a team please let us know and we will do our best to find a team spot for you.

Bricks4Kidz After School Program
The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce registration for the start of our Bricks4Kidz after school program for ages 5 and up.  The topic for this session will be Gadgets and Gizmos.  Click here for a registration form.

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.


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 Friday March 27th.  For an application please click here.
If you have a password, register online at if you do not have a password, please visit our Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Ave) to register for one!

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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