Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks


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Tennis Center News
The Tennis Center will be closed from Tuesday, September 2nd through Saturday September 6th due to annual court maintenance.
Contract Tennis Time will begin on Thursday September 11.



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 Announced
Our 2014-15 Dance Conservatory Schedule is ready for view.  This is informational only, registration will take place, by mail only at a later date.  Please visit our website for updates. To view the schedule, please click here.



Fall Hockey Registration Announced

We are happy to announce that registration is underway for our youth and adult hockey leagues at Community Park. Please click here visit our hockey page.

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.  There will be no class on October 13. The schedule is as follows:

 

SOCCER

Code                  Dates                  Time                    Age       Price thru 9/3

PS24868    Mon 9/22 1 1/3    9:00 -9 :50 AM           2 to 3            $115

PS24872    Mon 9/22 1 1/3   11:00 -1 1:50 AM        2 to 3            $115

PS24878    Mon 9/22 1 1/3    4:00  - 4 :50 PM          2 to 3            $115

PS24880    Mon 9/22 1 1/3    5:30  - 6 :20 PM          2 to 3            $115

 

MULTI SPORTS (TOTAL SPORTS)

PM25175    Mon 9/22 11/3   10:00 -10:50 AM         2 to 3            $115

 

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

 

SOCCER, TEE BALL, AND MULTI SPORTS SQUIRTS FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS

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.  There will be no class on October 13.  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.  The schedule of classes will be as follows:

 

SOCCER SQUIRTS

Code                  Dates                  Time                    Age       Price thru 9/3

SQ24869     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   9:00-10:00 AM        3 to 5       $115

SQ24874     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   11:00 AM –noon  3 to 5        $115

SQ24875     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   1:00 2 :00 PM       3 to 5        $115

SQ24876     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   2:303 :30 PM        3 to 5        $115

SQ24879     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   4:00 5 :00 PM       3 to 5        $115

SQ24881     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   5:30 6 :30 PM       3 to 5        $115

T-BALL SQUIRTS

Code                  Dates                  Time                    Age       Price thru 9/3 TB24882     Thu 9/18 1 0/30     9:00 -10:00 AM       3 to 5         $115

TB24883     Thu 9/18 1 0/30     10:0011:00 AM     3 to 5         $115

TOTAL SPORTS SQUIRTS

Code                  Dates                  Time                    Age       Price thru 9/3

SP26176     Mon 9/22 1 1/3   10:00-11:00 AM     3 to 5        $115

SP24884      Thu 9/18 1 0/30    11:00 - noon           3 to 5          $115

SP24885      Thu 9/18 1 0/30    Noon 1:00 PM      3 to 5          $115

 

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

 

SPECIAL USSI CAMPS FOR SCHOOL DAYS OFF!

 

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:          

SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY CAMP

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

COLUMBUS DAY CAMP

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 www.ussportsinstitute.com.  To register in person with a check made payable to US Sports Institute, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.  

 

ADULT ART CLASS AT CLUETT HALL

 

The Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class this fall.  This ten week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs. 

Classes will be held Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of this program will be $110. This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City.  Classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning September 16.

The first lesson includes a portrait and landscape demonstration.  At that time, a supply list is provided. 

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program.  Each student will receive the individual attention required as they move at their own pace and level of expertise.

Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.  A winner of numerous awards, her portraits hang in many Garden City homes, as well as throughout the United States.  A portrait of Elvis Presley permanently hangs in Graceland, and Barbara Walters is among her celebrity commissioned subjects.  

This year Arleen has added some basic drawing techniques to her pastel workshop.  Those wishing to draw with pencil and/or charcoal only are invited to join this class.

To register for this session please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.


        



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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