Upcoming Programs

Youth Tennis Spring Registration Underway


Registration for our Youth Spring Tennis Lessons will begin Friday, March 13! Sign up by visiting www.gardencityrecreation.org to learn more, download an application by scrolling down or stop by the Recreation Administration Office (108 Rockaway Ave). Classes will begin the week of March 31st. Remember, Tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime!

Adult Learn and Play Platform Tennis

Back by popular demand is our Learn and Play Platform Tennis lessons at the Community Park Platform Tennis Courts. This year we will be offering beginner and advance beginner level adult classes on Mondays. This six week course will offer the basic and intermediate instruction and will be taught by our certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Residents can choice between our morning session from 10-11:30am and our evening session 7-8:30pm. Both programs will begin Monday March 30th and cost $240.
For further information on this program please call the Community Park Clubhouse at (516) 483-2525. To register for this program please visit the Recreation Office (108 Rockaway Avenue) or visit www.gardencityrecreation.org to download an application. 

Pickle Ball is Underway

Pickleball, despite its quirky name, is one of the fastest growing sports in America and is played by millions of people of all ages and skill levels. Pickleball is a combination of badminton, ping-pong and tennis. Players use a paddle similar to a ping pong paddle but larger and a whiffle-type ball with holes covering the entire surface. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, just like tennis. The court is the same size as a badminton court. Pickleball is a lot of fun and truly a game for all ages and skill levels. 

If you would like to learn the game of Pickleball please sign up and come to one of our lesson sessions.

The below session dates are available:

Thursday, March 5th 12:15pm session

Thursday, March 12th 10:15am session and 12:15pm session

Tuesday, March 17th 10:15am session

Thursday, April 9th 10:15am session and 12:15pm session

$10 per person per session (check or credit card only)

For information or to sign up call the Recreation Office: 516 465-4075

Please note:  Do you just want to go out and play some pickleball. The pickleball courts are also available for open play on a drop in basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:15am to 12noon and 12:15pm to 2pm $6 per person/per session. Equipment will be provided. 

Note: We will offer some Saturday and Sunday dates for open play, youth and adult lesson programs and possibly a just for fun tournament in March and April. These days/dates will be announced soon.

Please keep an eye on the Recreation webpage: www.gardencityrecreation.org for updates.

Spring Roller Hockey

 The Garden City Recreation & Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this spring for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City from Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION AS OUR OFFERINGS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT WITH NEW DAYS, DIVISION NAMES & TIMES OFFERED THEN IN THE PAST.

Each participant is required to wear full equipment at all times. This includes hockey helmet with a cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, roller blades, hockey stick, long pants, and a protective cup.

A description of each program we will offer is as follows:

PEE WEE BEGINNER CLINIC: (Open to Kindergarten & 1st Grade) No experience is required in hockey or roller skating. This hour long clinic will introduce the sport of roller hockey and all the basic fundamentals in a fun & safe environment. The program will take place Monday’s at 3:45 P.M.  beginning March 16th at a cost of $105.00.

SQUIRTS BEGINNER + CLINIC: (Open to Kindergarten & 1st Clinic) This beginner program will continue to develop our young players through drills and scrimmages. This hour-long program will take place Monday early evenings at 5:00PM beginning March 16that a cost of $105.

2nd and 3rd GRADE (MITES DIVISION): Games will take place on Friday afternoons with either a 3:45PM or 5:00PM game time depending on your child’s team schedule. Season begins on March 20th  at a cost of $105.

4th, & 5th, & 6th GRADE (JUNIOR DIVISION): Games will take place on Friday evenings with either a 6:15 PM or 7:30PM game time depending on your child’s team schedule. Season begins on March 20th at a cost of $105.00.

Adult Program: This program will be open to residents of the Village of Garden City ages 30 & over according to the following schedule: Mondays beginning  March 16th. Game time is 8:30 p.m.  Cost of $90.

To register, please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Avenue, download an application below or, if you have a password you can register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net. For questions, please contact Andrew Karen by email at akaren@gardencityny.net.

Men's Spring Softball Registration Underway


Application packets for the Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks’ 2020 Men’s Softball League are now available online at https://gardencityrecreation.org/adult-softball. Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights at 8:15 and 9:30 p.m.. The league fee is $600 per team for an 8 game season plus possible playoff games. Openings are limited. Some teams may need additional players. If you are interested in playing, but don’t have a team please let us know and we will do our best to find a team spot for you. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 25th. For more information call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525. 

US Sports Institute Spring Programs

Registration is underway for the US Sports Institute spring and summer programs. Spring programs include Parent and Me Soccer, Squirts Soccer, Multi Sport, T-Ball, Lacrosse and so much more for residents ages 2-7. Summer programs are for residents ages 5-14 of all abilities and include Soccer, Multi-Sports, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Golf and much more!  For more information and to register please visit:   


Pee Wee Sports Sampler for ages 4 and 5

The Garden City Recreation Department will offer our poplar Pee-Wee Sports Sampler program this winter for children ages 4 & 5 who are Residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This six week program has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction. 

This program will take place in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse beginning the week of March 16 and each session will run for 55 minutes. Our Sampler will incorporate new skills and free play in a non-competitive atmosphere. A different sport will be offered each week. Classes will be held according to the following schedule:

Mondays 1:30 to 2:25 pm

Tuesdays 11 to 11:55 am

Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:25 pm

Fridays 1:30 to 2:25 pm

The cost of this program is $100. 

To register for this program, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or, if you have a password you can register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net.

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons beginning January 12th the St. Paul's Field House will be open for "Family Fun" for Village families.  This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment.  The gym will be available for use from 2:45 to 5:45pm each Sunday until March 8.

this time is designated for family time only.  No organized practices or workouts will be allowed.  Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program.  We ask the elementary aged children to be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball equipment, or any other sport involving stick equipment will be allowed. 

"LEGOs" Thursday After School Program - Amazing Animals

Garden City Recreation and Parks again will sponsor “Bricks4Kidz” Legos on Thursdays beginning February 27th for grades 1 to 4.Classes are held from 4:00-5:00pm at the St. Paul’s Center in one hour sessions for 6 weeks and registration is limited to 12 children.

The cost of this class is $135 per person, checks only.

“Bricks4Kidz”classes build on the popular LEGO bricks to deliver high-quality educational play. Each hour-long class is an engaging experience for your child with a new project each week.  

It's a zoo in here! Join us for a 6 week session building models of amazing animals. Each week we’ll discuss fascinating facts about the animals we build, from the chameleon that changes colors to the seal model that waddles across the table. 

At the end of the 6 week session, all participants will go home with a LEGO® goody bag! To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Checks only please, made payable to Bricks4Kidz.

What Sport are You Playing This Spring?


THIS SPRING CONSIDER ROLLER HOCKEY WHEN CHOOSING YOUR SPRING SPORT…..Here is our top 10 reasons to join this spring: 

1) Commitment is low but the fun and competition is high!

2) It’s super affordable! It’s the best deal in town!! 

3) No travel outside the village for games

4) Only one game a week with plenty of options to use the rink for practice at your leisure.

5) No parent involvement it is run by Garden City Recreation Staff who all participated in the program when they were younger.

6) No worrying about am I good enough to make the “A squad” all players of all levels are welcomed

7) Great opportunity to make new friends in the village who maybe go to school on the opposite side of town.

8) Learn a skill that will last a lifetime

9)  Games are quick, fast paced, action packed no wasting your whole day at a sporting event. 

10)  The opportunity to make memories hoisting OUR VERY OWN Stanley Cup!!!!

Stay Tuned later this month for additional information regarding spring roller hockey including the days & times our programs will be offered as well as registration information.

Adult Evening Gym Programs at the Field House

Mondays | Mens’ Basketball | 7:30-10 p.m.

Wednesdays | Mens’ Open Basketball | 7:30-10 p.m.

Thursdays | Adult Volleyball | 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Adult Soccer | 8:30 – 10 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated high school and their guest. All programs are strictly “pick up". A picture ID is required to sign in to any program and there is a fee to participate. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075. 

Rental Opportunities

It's never to early to plan your next event. Whether you are planning a birthday party, a group event, need space for a meeting or just looking to get together with family, friends or coworkers, consider renting one of our recreation facilities! For additional information or to rent one of our facilities please call the Recreation Administration Office at (516) 465-4075 or visit our web site.