Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York

February Break Activities
Click here and mark your calendar for our February break activities including a gym program and Movie Day in Cluett as we show "Hotel Transylvania 2"

Men's Tennis Programs Announced!
We are happy to announce two new tennis programs for men both to be held at our Community Park Tennis Center. We will be offering a beginner level program as well as a men's ladder tennis program for more advanced players with a skill level of a strong 3.0 and higher. For more information please click here. 

Online Registration is Now OPEN! 

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!

Family Show - Cinderella
On Sunday, February 21 at 1 pm, Plaza Theatrical Productions will visit St. Paul’s Cluett Hall to perform the fairy tale “Cinderella”.  Join us to watch this wonderful show.  Tickets will be $3 each, payable at the door, but reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Recreation and Parks Office at 465-4075.

Are You Ready for Summer?!?
View our new pool video.  Registration for the Pool begins soon!

Us Sports Institute's Spring Squirts Programs

US Sports Institute is back and working with Garden City Recreation and Parks to offer a variety of spring sport sports for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City ages 2 – 7.  “Parent and Me” Soccer, Soccer Squirts, Teeball Squirts, and Multi-sport Squirts are being offered this spring.  Please visit their website at to see offerings, dates, and times of classes.  Register by March 1st and save 10% by using code: SSEB16!

Winter Classes of "Zumba" Fitness
The following winter “Zumba” fitness classes for adults will be offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks according to the following schedule:
Monday mornings  in Cluett Hall at 9:00 am(begins on 2/22)
Saturday mornings in Cluett Hall at 9:00 am (begins on 2/13)
Classes are led by certified “Zumba” fitness instructor Felicia Lovaglio, Director of our Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long, runs for 10 weeks and costs $95.  To register for any of these classes, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or, if you have a password you can register online at

Family Fun Time on Sundays
On Sunday afternoons beginning January 10, 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 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 6.
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.

After School Open Gym for Grades 7 - 12
St. Paul’s Field house will be open for supervised basketball play to students in grades 7 – 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm.  Recreation staff will monitor activities during this time. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. 

Garden City Pool Bathhouse Renovations Announced
In a continuing effort to upgrade our infrastructure at the Pool, a complete renovation of the existing Ladies and Men's shower and restroom facilities totaling approximately 3,800 square feet will be undertaken by the Village. 

GC Pool Gift Certificates Available 
Looking for a gift that last a whole season?  We are happy to have gift certificates available to purchase for the Garden City Pool. Certificates can be purchased at our Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Ave) or click here to purchase online! 

Adult Programs at St. Paul's Field House
Our winter night programs are underway at St. Paul's Field House including Men's Basketball, and co-ed Volleyball and co-ed Soccer.  Visit our Adult Programs page to learn about days and times of the programs.  
Please remember these programs are open to residents of the Village. All programs are free of charge and strictly "pick up".  Picture ID is required to sign in to any program. For more information please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

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.

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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