Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York

April Events Added to Senior Section!
The fun continues at our new Senior Center.  Please click here to visit our Senior Section of our web site to see what is happening at the Senior Center on Golf Club Lane!!!

Summer Camp Registration Announced!

Join us for a Summer of Fun!  Click here to download our summer camp brochure.  Registration will begin Friday, March 18th.  Please remember to register early because camps will fill up quickly!

Registration is UNDERWAY for the 2016 Pool Season!

Register today for the Garden City Pool!  Please click here to visit our Pool section for your application and other information towards this season. 

Adult Tennis Lessons
We are happy to announce our adult tennis lessons for residents of the Village of Garden City.  Please click here to download an application.

Youth Spring Tennis Lessons

Register your child today for youth tennis lessons at the Community Park Tennis Center for this spring today!  This program that begins in April is a great way for children of all ages to begin or expand there knowledge of the game of tennis while having a lot of fun!  Click here for more information.

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

Ladies Tennis League
Applications for the 2013-14 Ladies Tennis League are now available. We offer a variety of skill level leagues that take place during the week. Whether you are a new player or current player there is a league for you! Click here for additional information and an application and scroll down.

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!

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. 

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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