Facility Closure

 In an effort to expedite the completion of the new heating system at the Community Park Tennis Center the facility will be closed beginning Friday, January 18th through Saturday, January 26th. All contract tennis time and lesson programs during this time are cancelled and will be made up later in the season. If the work is completed sooner the facility will reopen and you will be notified accordingly. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Upcoming Programs

Mad Science

Garden City Recreation and Parks is offering “Mad Science” for grades K – 3. This fun after school program is hands-on and interactive and is sure to spark the imagination of the children involved. 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 29th. Each class is one hour long and will be held in the St. Paul’s Center at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost for this program will be $140, checks only, made payable to “Mad Science of Long Island”. Space is limited! To register for this program, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. In addition, our youth tennis lessons have been rescheduled to begin the week of January 14th.  There will still be 10 classes in the session. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Adult Dance Performance Group

 Our Dance Company’s Adult Performance Group will begin on Thursday, January 24th. Classes are held each Thursday in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall from 8 to 9 pm. Anyone who is interested in learning ballet, jazz, and hip hop can join this group. The group practices each week and learns choreographed routines that will be performed in our annual showcase.  Click the link below to download an application.  

Youth Yoga

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed youth yoga classes for ages 6 - 18. Each class in our ten week session is 55 minutes long. All classes will begin on January 17th and will be held in St. Paul’s Center. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City in this age group is invited to join these relaxing classes.  

Youth Winter Tennis Lessons

We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our winter Tennis Program for children at the Community Park Tennis Center.  Registration forms and class time/days are available for download below. Non resident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning December 28.  Make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City”. Mail the registration slip and registration fee to the Recreation Dept. at 108 Rockaway Avenue. You may also walk in or register online if you have a password on our website at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net.
Registration forms are listed below. 

US Sports Institute Winter Programs

Registration is underway for the US Sports Institute Parent and Me Soccer Squirts and Squirts Soccer program. The Parent and Me Soccer Squirts program (ages 2 to 3) allows parents to participate with their kids while learning the fundamental skills of soccer through fun activities and games. The Squirts Soccer program (ages 3 to 5) is the perfect introduction to the most popular sport in the world! Learn the basics of soccer including dribbling, passing shooting and boundaries.
For more information and to register please visit:   

https://usasportgroup.com/orgs/?oid=61

After School Gym Programs - Session 2

The Garden City Recreation Department will once again offer our after school programs for the young residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City.  These programs happen after school in the St. Paul's Fieldhouse. Our programs are designed for children grades K-1 and grades 2-6.  For additional information and to register please click on the link below. 

Bricks 4 Kidz

We will once again be offering the popular Bricks 4 Kidz.  This program will take place Wednesday afternoons from 4-5pm beginning January 16th.  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. Our unique models aren’t the kits you find on the shelves of a toy store. They’re designed by Bricks4Kidz to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas.  The program is designed for residents in grades 1-4.   

Crayola World of Design

Garden City Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer “Crayola” World of Design Art for grades K – 3. This after school enrichment program affords your child the opportunity to use their imagination while being introduced to various art techniques.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 28th. Each class is one hour long and will be held in the St. Paul’s Center at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost for this program is $140. Space is limited!  

Family Time Sunday

 Family Time Sundays are underway at the St. Paul's Field House. The 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. Practices are not permitted during this time and children must be accompanied by an adult. The gym will be available for use from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Sunday until March 10.  

Beginner Mah Jongg

 Garden City Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer beginner Mah Jongg lessons to our seniors. This eight week course will cover the basics of the game. It will meet every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm beginning Monday, February 4th. The cost of this eight week class will be $80 and space is limited. 

Pee Wee Sports Sampler

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. We are offering 2 – three week sessions for the children to get a taste of the program. This program has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.

Adult 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 listed are strictly “pick up”. A picture ID is required to sign in to any program and there is a fee to enter For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

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