Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.
Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The Park Directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.
These activities, except for the trips, are free to anyone attending. Registration is not necessary. A child may attend any day they choose. The children are supervised while in the park, but the children attending must be able to come and go to the park as they please or a parent or child care provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program can not be used as babysitting.
When: Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 30 and ending Friday, August 15.
Where: Nassau Haven, Edgemere, Tullamore, Grove, and Hemlock Parks
Time: beginning 10 a.m. and running throughout the day. Check your local park for posted schedules.
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:
Splish Splash Water Park 41.00 $34.00
Splish Splash - under 48 inches 31.00 $27.00
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari 66.99 $37.00
(Jackson, NJ) (under 54”) 39.99
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
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.