Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks
Long Island, New York
Sign Up for the GC Pool Today!
It's that time of year again; time to sign up for the Garden City Pool!!! Please click on the following links to learn more about another great season of "Fun in the Sun"
Memberships and payments are now being accepted online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net. Please note that if signing up online for a multiple person membership, only choose one member of the family so you are charged the appropriate fee.
Attention: Current Pool Members
As part of our 2015 pool membership drive we are announcing the “Refer a New Member Promotion!”. Refer a new member for the 2015 season and receive 5% off of your next season’s Pool Membership and 2 free guest passes for this season. Applications are available at the Pool Office and on our website (www.gardencityrecreation.org). For full details of all a Pool Membership has to offer please visit our website…or stop by the pool office for a tour of the pool with one of the staff.
Private Swim Lessons are Now Available
You can set up lessons with the guard of your choice or we can assign a guard to you. Sign up and schedule a lesson in the Pool Office. $30 for a half hour one to one lesson payable in the Pool Office on the day of the lesson. (Sorry no credit cards at this time)
Our college students are heading off to school soon. If you have a child 16 or older who can commit to the Pool though Labor Day, please stop in the Pool Office for more details. We are looking for Nassau County Certified Lifeguards and Attendants.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
We would like to thank GCFunStuff.com for sponsoring our Family Fun Day on the 4th of July. Visit them for the best information for kids and families around Garden City! In addition, we would also like to thank Panera Bread of Garden City (1140 Franklin Ave) for providing members and guests samples of Panera lemonade and cookies during a recent Tuesday Night Movie!
Tuesday Movie Night!
Our Summer Movie Series continues this week, Tuesday, July 14th at 8:30 pm. Come enjoy the popular movie..."Boxtrolls" in the Picnic Area as a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. Admission: $2 Members; $4 Guests; Popcorn $1.
Sunday’s @2 Returns
Enjoy a lazy Sunday with us at the Pool! This Sunday (7/12) we welcome the popular cover band, “The Boston Burglars”.
High School Nights
We are happy to announce our new activities for HS members. Join the fun 6-9pm Thursday nights and enjoy music, Kan Jam tournaments, Aqua Zumba for the teens and much more. In addition, on Monday July 13th we will have a special Teen Movie Night showing “Project Almanac” (PG-13).
Swim Lesson Registration
There is still time to sign up for swim lessons for youth members. Lessons are conducted Tuesday through Friday, rain or shine and they are only canceled if the pool is closed for thunder &/or lighting. A child must be at least six years of age by the start of the instruction period. Session 2 of our swim lesson programs will begin Tuesday, July 14th. There is a nonrefundable $20 per child swim lesson fee. For class availability please visit or contact the Pool Office (483-1714).
Swim Team News
The first swim meet for our two swim teams will be this Saturday, July11th. Our “A Team” will be away at Forest City and the “B Team” will be home vs Averill. Good luck to all coaches and swimmers!
Water Zumba and Aerobics Returns
Our popular Water Zumba class returns for the 2015 season. Our high-intensity Water Zumba class is every Monday at 6:30pm. Water Aerobics will take place Tuesday thru Friday 1:30pm and 3pm. Stop by and give it a try...registration is not necessary.
Early Bird Swim Club
Members can still sign up for our popular Early Bird Swim Club which began Tuesday, June 30th (6 am – 8am). You can still register at the Pool Office for an additional fee of $65. An EB pass will be issued upon registration and must be presented during EB hours to the lifeguard on duty.
Kid Programs Return
Back by popular demand, Arts & Crafts program will begin the week of July 1st. Arts and Crafts will be every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Picnic Area. In co-operation with the Garden City Library Children’s Department we will be offering Teens & Tots on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm beginning July 7th.
Birthday Party Packages
We are pleased to announce our birthday party packages at the Pool this year. Packages include food, refreshments, a reserved indoor area, host/hostess and much more. We set up and cleanup for you. You must be a pool member to book a party. All you need to do is bring the cake, goodie bags and kids! For more information or to book your party please call 483-1714.
Stay Connected with the GCP
To stay better connected with our members we invite all of our members to “Like Us” on our Facebook (facebook.com/gardencityswimmingpool) or our new Twitter Page (@gcswimmingpool).