Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks

Long Island, New York



Long Island, New York



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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 29th and ending Friday, August 14th.

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.

This program is only as great as the children who attend.
  Please support our staff as they strive to create a great summer for the children!

2015 Summer Concert Series Announced
We are happy once again to be hosting our Summer Concert Series in July and August.  Concerts will take place on Thursday nights at 7:15 on the Village Green (corner of Stewart and Hilton Ave) weather permitting. To view the complete list concerts please click here.

Summer Adult Tennis Lessons Application Available
Applications for our adult tennis lessons are now available. To download you application please click here.


Summer Camp Brochure Available
We are happy to announce our 2015 Summer Camp Brochure is now available.  Register early because camps will fill up quickly. Please click here to download your brochure.

Registration is by mail only with payment by check or online for Village residents until May 20th on a first come, first served basis.  We can not be responsible for delays in the mail.

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!

Summer Camps with US Sports Institute
Garden City Recreation and Parks works with US Sports Institute to provide many exciting sports camps during the summer.  Soccer, Field Hockey, Golf, MultiSport, Lacrosse are just some of the interesting camp categories this summer.  We offer one week (4 day) camps for ages 2 (Parent and Me) up to 14 years old.  To see the array of camps being offered or to register for any of these camps, please visit US Sports Institute's website at or you can call 1-866-345-2255 for further information or help registering.

Women's Tennis League
Registration has begun for the 2015/16 Women's Tennis League. All players wishing to join can download or pick one up at the Community Park Clubhouse.  Current players have first choice to rejoin but new players are always welcome. Please click on the links below to download an application. If you have any questions please call Tom at the Clubhouse.
Returning Players Application
New Players Application  

Online Registration is Now OPEN!
We are happy to offer the option of online registration with credit card payment for our winter programs.
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!

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.

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

John A. DeMaro, 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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