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Town Recreation Department Webpage - 2021

Town of Grand Island Website
Recreation Department Website
Joseph A. Menter - Recreation Supervisor
3278 Whitehaven Road

Previous Recreation Department News

Create a Recreation Account to receive emails and notifications. Flyer.

Town Recreation Programs

Music Mondays
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Recreation Department Holiday Lights Contest - Decembert 2021

All entries receive a handmade ornament for participating.

    Below are the results from the G.I. Rec. Dept. Holiday Light Contest. New this year, all entries will receive a handmade ornament.These were made from trees from Grand Island. You can see photos of the winning entries HERE. Prizes are awarded to the top three in each category. The results from the contest are: Classic Category: 1st Place – 2921 Stony Point, 2nd Place – 131 Autumn, 3rd Place – 2371 Second Street. Contemporary Category: 1st Place – 190 South Lane, 2nd Place – 301 South Lane, 3rd Place – 54 Countryside.

Recreation Department Youth Kayak Class - August 2021

    Grand Island Recreation Department is having an introduction to kayak class for ages 13-17. Kayaks, lifejackets and paddles will be provided. The class will take place Monday & Tuesday, August 30-31 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is necessary and class size is limited.

Recreation Department Summer Social - July 2021

    Grand Island Recreation Department is hosting a Summer social on Friday, August 20th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Nike Base. Space is limited and registration is required.

Rec. Dept. Fall Youth Flag Football & Kickball - July 2021

    Grand Island Recreation Department Youth Flag Football starts in September for ages 6-9 and 10-14.

Adaptive Program for Special Needs Youth - July 2021

    The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department is introducing an Adaptive Program for ages 4 to 18 years old who identify as individuals with special needs. A fit and fun creative movement programs will consist of musically inspired activities at the Nike Base Community Center. See Details.

4th of July Parade Race Closure and Timeline - June 2021

See press release for more information.
   The Town of Grand Island Independence Day Parade and Dick Bessel Run will take place on Saturday, July 3rd.

New Recreation Programs - June 2021

    New Programs: Registration for Hockey, Swim and Golf opens Monday, 6/14 at 8:00 a.m.
    Hockey - lessons and league. We will offer hockey lessons for boys and girls 6-8 years old and a hockey league for boys and girls 9-13 years old. No need to have a team. Sign up and Rec. Staff will make teams the first week.
    Swim Lessons - swim lessons are back! They are open for all ages from parent / child classes up to adult lessons. Please note, swim lessons are in the High School Pool and any NYS mandates specific to schools must be followed, including wearing face coverings when moving through the building. Face coverings will not have to be worn during lessons. Locker rooms will be available.
    Golf - we have added an introduction to golf program for participants ages 5-6. This will be run at the Nike Base and a putting class at local Putt Putt.
    Adaptive Program - we are starting a new program for participants with special needs. The program will be run by Daniella Salvatore. Daniella is a social worker with 15 years of experience and has extensive experience working with participants with special needs. We have an open house on Wednesday, June 23rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Community Center located in Nike Base Park. Come meet the staff and see the facility.
    NYS Mandates and Changes for Programs: We will have an update next week with changes to programs including group size limits and if we are able to open additional spots. Visit the Recreation Department for more information: https://grandislandny.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

2021 Dick Bessel Independence Day Run - June 2021

    The 2021 Dick Bessel Independence Day Run will take place on Saturday, July 3rd. ENTRY FORM. CURRENT DETAILS.

Rec Dept. Adult & Youth Programs - April 2021

    The Grand Island Recreation Department is offering numerous programs for adults and children.

Rec Dept. Come & Create Saturdays - April 2021

    Grand Island Recreation Department "Come & Create Saturdays" will take place on five Saturdays, from April 17 - May 15, for ages three - eleven.

Easter Egg Hunt - April 2021

Trail Map
   The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.; it will take approximately 30 minutes to walk the entire trail. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend.

Adult Zumba - March 2021

   The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department is having a five week Adult Zumba class starting March 23rd.

Nike Base Community Center Available for Rent

    The Community Center at Nike Base Park is available for rental by Town of Grand Island residents. This is a great space to change up the scene and have an indoor space for kids to play during the winter months. No more than 10 people, one hour time slots and a $30.00 fee. See full press release for particulars.