Town of Grand Island Website
Joseph A. Menter - Recreation Supervisor
3278 Whitehaven Road
Previous Recreation Department News
GI Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt - April 2017
Recreation Department employee Chris Serra and Supervisor Joe Mentor give out instructions.
The Grand Island Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt and Island Easter Bunny visit on Friday, April 14th at the Town Commons,was a well attended event. Hundreds of kids showed up to snatch up over 4000 eggs.
GI Recreation Adult Softball and Soccer Leagues- April 2017The GI Recreation Department Adult Co-Ed Soccer League begins Sunday, June 4th, registration ends May 18th. See details.
The GI Recreation Department Adult Co-Ed Softball League begins week of May 8th, registration ends April 20th. See details.
GI Recreation Department Art Studio - April 2017The Grand Island Recreation Department will be opening an Art Studio geared for teenagers in grades 9-12. The studio is located in the Activity Center at the Nike Base. Participants will have the opportunity to work on art of all different types - painting, drawing, sewing, photography, sculpture, potter etc. The studio will also host workshops, guest speakers, art shows, art socials and more. A variety of art supplies are available for participants of all artistic abilities. Recreation Department staff will supervise the studio and be available to guide and mentor participants. Staff includes current art teachers from the high school and college art students.
This new program was made possible through a collaborative effort between the Grand Island Recreation Department and the Grand Island Central School District Art Club. The Art Club and its members, under the direction of teacher Cindy Wynne, have been hard at work over the last few months to get the studio ready. They have acquired tables, cabinets, desks and stools donated from the school district as well as furniture and art supplies through various donors. The Recreation Department has purchased basic supplies to help participants get started including easels, paint, paper and rulers.
Art studio hours will be Friday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Additional days will be announced at a later date. A grand opening is planned for Saturday, April 22 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. We will have a ceremony with light refreshments at 2:00 p.m.
GI Recreation Department Co-Ed Golf League - April 2017The Grand Island Recreation Department is sponsoring a Co-Ed Adult Golf League on Thursday evenings, starting May 18th and running through July 20th, at Beaver Island Golf Course. The league is limited to 12 - two person teams. See flyer for details.
GI Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt - March 2017
The Grand Island Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt and Island Easter Bunny visit is on Friday, April 14th at the Town Commons, starting at 10:00 a.m. The hunt for 5-10 year-olds will be at 10:15 a.m. and the toddler - 4 year-olds at 10:30 a.m. You can get a picture with the Island Easter Bunny, Guess the Eggs contest and do Easter themed coloring. See flyer for more details.