Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York


Adult Tennis Lessons Now Available
Registration for the Fall session of our Adult Tennis lessons have now started.  classes are played at the Community Park Tennis Center.  Our 10 week class will begin the week of October 13th. Click here to download an application.

Youth Yoga Classes Announced
Our yoga classes are designed for residents ages 6 - 18.  Our ten week program will begin with week of October 6th.  To download an application please click here.

Youth Tennis Registration Underway

The Department of Recreation and Parks will once again be offering youth tennis lessons for residents at our Tennis Center.  To download an application please click on the two forms below:
Explanation Form
Application Form

Dance Conservatory Schedule
Our 2014-15 Dance Conservatory Schedule is ready for view.  To download an application please click here.

US SPORTS INSTITUTE PARENT & ME SQUIRTS PROGRAMode Day Garden City Recreation and Parks is again sponsoring the very popular US Sports Institute Parent and Me Soccer Squirts program.  Each Parent and Me class will focus on maximizing participation and learning through games designed to develop motor skills and stimulate the child’s imagination.  This program is open to any child age 2-3 who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City and the parent/caregiver. All programs take place at St. Paul’s.   To register online, please visit US Sports Institute’s website at   


US Sports Institute will run Squirts programs for our Recreation Department this Fall.  This program is open to any child age 3-5 who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden Cit. All programs take place at St. Paul’s.   This program encourages each youngster to learn the fundamental skills for each sport while having fun in a structured  setting.  All games are introduced and developed with emphasis on  safety, fun, and learning.  To register online, please visit US Sports Institute’s website at  



Garden City Recreation and Parks and US Sports Institute are working together to keep the children busy during days off from school!  The following programs are being offered to children ages 5 to 12 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City:          


Code                  Dates                  Time                      Age        Price

MS25145   Th-F 9/25 -26        9:00 AM 4 :00 PM      6 to 12      $95

MS25146   Th-F 9/25 -26        9:00 AM 1 2:15 PM    5 to 12      $65

MS25416   Th-F 9/25 -26        12:15 PM 4 :00 PM     5 to 12      $65


Code                  Dates                  Time                    Age       Price

MS24886       Mon 10/13     9:00 AM 4:00 PM     6 to 12      $70

MS24887       Mon 10/13     9:00 AM 12:15 PM   5 to 12      $40

MS24888       Mon 10/13   12:15 PM 4:00 PM      5 to 12      $40


To register online, please visit US Sports Institute’s website at  To register in person with a check made payable to US Sports Institute, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.  



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.

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.



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

Nicholas P. Episcopia, 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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