Garden City Recreation and Parks News

Recreation Swim Lessons at Adelphi announced

Garden City Recreation and Parks will be conducting Children’s swimming lessons for Village residents at the Adelphi University Swimming Pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings.  Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate.  The ten week session will begin Saturday, December 3, 2022.  The cost is $150.00.  To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Department at 108 Rockaway Ave on Monday or, if you have a password you can register online at

  • Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2 – for children who have taken a lesson but need to learn fundamental skills
  • Level 3 – will build on fundamental skills by providing guided practices
  • Level 4 – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills
  • Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes
  • Level 6P – Personal Water Safety – stresses survival floating, treading water, swimming in clothes, etc.
  • Level 6F – Water Fitness – sessions will cover learning training techniques, how to use fins, kickboards, pace, clock, etc.

Classes offered are as follows –                                                                                        CODE

  • 10:00 am          Level 1             (10 maximum)              10-1
  • 10:00 am          Level 3             (10 maximum)              10-3
  • 10:00 am          Level 4             (10 maximum)              10-4
  • 10:00 am          Level 6F           (12 maximum)              10-6F
  • 11:00 am          Level 2             (10 maximum)              11-2
  • 11:00 am          Level 3             (10 maximum)              11-3
  • 11:00 am          Level 4             (10 maximum)              11-4
  • 11:00 am          Level 5             (10 maximum)              11-5
  • 12:00 pm          Level 2             (10 maximum)              12-2
  • 12:00 pm          Level 4             (10 maximum)              12-4
  • 12:00 pm          Level 5             (10 maximum)              12-5
  • 12:00 pm          Level 6P           (12 maximum)              12-6P
  • 1:00 pm            Level 2             (10 maximum)              1-2
  • 1:00 pm            Level 3             (10 maximum)              1-3
  • 1:00 pm            Level 4             (10 maximum)              1-4
  • 1:00 pm            Level 5             (10 maximum)              1-5

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

Garden City Recreation’s Gym Program For Grades K  thru 6

 Garden City Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer its after school gym program for Kindergarten and 1st grades on Wednesdays in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse beginning the weel of Tuesday, December 13th according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays – 2nd and 3rd grades – 3:45 to 5:45 pm
  • Wednesdays – Kindergarten and 1st grades – 4 to 5:30 pm
  • Fridays – 4th, 5th, and 6th grades – 3:45 to 5:45 pm

Each 10 week program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting.  The cost of this program will be $85.

Children must bring their own water bottle clearly labeled with their name.  Parents will not be allowed in the gym during the session.  Drop off and pick up will take place on the west side of the fieldhouse.  Space is limited for this program.

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house and only water is allowed in the facility.

Note-Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless picked up by an adult. Please be prompt.  Space is limited.  Please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. with your registration fee made payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City, or, if you have a password you can register online at

Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation

Please join Andrea Albergo for Chi Kung, which is considered a beautiful, peaceful path for body, mind and spirit.  Andrea will show how to create a peaceful body by combining movement, breathing and meditation.  This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult.          This six week session will begin Thursday, November 10 and will be held at 1 pm at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $ 40.

To register this class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave with payment.

Recreation Pickleball News

Beginning Tuesday, November 1st, Recreation and Parks will offer one pickleball session from 9:30 to noon, Tuesdays through Fridays.  This session will be open to residents and will allow continuous round robin use during that session.  The cost per session will be $6.00 daily or with a pass, $5.00.

The courts will be also open for resident play from 4:15 to 5:45 pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • Thursday, November 17
  • Monday, November 21
  • Tuesday, November 22
  • Tuesday, November 29
  • Thursday, December 1

The same fee to play as above will apply.

Did you know that Hemlock and Edgemere Parks both have pickleball courts?  Residents are invited to use the courts and nets

Adult Evening Programs at the Field House

The Recreation Adult Programs in the Field House begin on Wednesday, October 12 according to the following schedule:

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

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

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

programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated high school OR adults who can show proof of graduating Garden City high school (diploma, student ID card). A picture ID is required to sign in to any program.  For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

A fee schedule will be place for any resident adult interested in participating in Adult Activities in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse.  The fee schedule is as follows:                                                                                     

10 Play Pass – good for any Fieldhouse sport for 10 visits –  $50                                     

5 Play Pass – good for any Fieldhouse sport for 25 visits –  $50                                     

A participant may also “pay as you go” but payment will only be accepted by check or credit card only, NO CASH ACCEPTED. “Pay as you go” prices will be $6.  Passes may be purchased at the fieldhouse when arriving for your sport.

PLEASE NOTE – A resident participant may bring in 1 non- resident guest. This rule will be strictly enforced.  These guest must arrive and leave with the resident.  There are no passes for non- residents.  The daily fee for the non-resident guest is $8.

To purchase one of the passes, please fill out the attached application and mail to or visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. You will also be able to purchase a pass from our St. Paul’s staff.  All payments must be made by either a check made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City” or credit card only, no cash will be accepted.

Evening Basketball Membership for Adult Residents

Evening basketball membership applications for unlimited play during Recreation and Parks Adult Basketball season are now available at the Recreation Office.   This application for resident membership covers the season beginning October 12, 2022 to May 24, 2023.  This membership is open to any individual who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City.  It covers unlimited dates of play during our evening basketball program for the membership holder only under the rules and regulations set forth by the Garden City Recreation Department. 

The fee for membership will be $185.00. Proof of residency or proof of graduating Garden City High School is required. To register for membership, please visit the Recreation Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to complete an application and return the form with full payment. Checks should be made payable to the “Village of Garden City”. 

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