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 fall 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.

 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!

Holiday Events Announced Including Visits from Santa!
Get into the holiday spirit with your friends at the Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks.  Please click here to for details.

Garden City Pool Interview Dates Announced!
The Garden City Pool will begin interviewing potential employees for the 2016 Pool season. For more information please, click here to visit our Pool Section!

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Youth Winter Indoor Tennis Lessons Announced

We are pleased to announce the start of youth winter tennis lessons registration. Classes begin the week of January 4th.  Sign your child up for the game that last a lifetime!  
Click here for lesson description
Click here for lesson times and prices

After School Gym Program Announced

Our annual after school gym programs will once again be offered at St. Paul's Fieldhouse. Programs will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting by our Recreation Staff. Please click on the program that best fits your child!
Grades K and 1
Grades 2 to 6


Winter Floor Hockey

Our winter floor hockey program returns once again for another fun season at St. Paul's Fieldhouse on Friday evenings beginning December 6th.  The program will be open for residents in grades K through 6. To learn more about the program please click here.

Youth Swim Lessons
We will once again be offering Youth swimming lessons for residents at the Adelphi University Swimming Pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings.  Children must be 6 years old by the START of the program to participate.  This 10 week session will begin Saturday, December 5th.  For more information or to download an application please click here.

Pee Wee Sports Sampler

The Garden City Recreation Department will offer our popular Pee Wee Sports Sampler program this winter for youth residents ages 4 and 5.  This 6 week program has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.  This program will begin on November 12th. For more information click here.

Dance Conservatory Registration

We are pleased to announce our 2015-16 Dance Conservatory registration is now underway. Dance Conservatory offers classes to Village residents ages 3 1/2 years through adult which are non-performance passed.  Please click here for a schedule and registration form.

Platform Tennis Court Membership Application
Platform Tennis Court membership applications are now available. Please click here to download your application.

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

Richard V. Silver, 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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