Town of Grand Island Website
Recreation Department Website
Joseph A. Menter - Recreation Supervisor
3278 Whitehaven Road
Previous Recreation Department News
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Teen Basketball at Kaegebein - December 2022Grand Island Recreation Department is offering Teen Basketball on Tuesday nights in January from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Kaegebein gym for ages 13 - 15. Registration is open. Please visit https://grandislandny.myrec.com for more details and sign ups.
Last Call for Adult League Team Registration - October 2022The deadline for Coaches to register and pay for their Team for: Men’s Basketball (Nov.1); Women’s Volleyball (Nov. 2); Men’s Volleyball (Nov.3).
All Team Registration deadline dates are final. Registration must be made via the Rec Website only. (http://grandislandny.myrec.com/) No other format will be accepted. Team fees must be paid in full on or before the deadline date to qualify to be on the game schedule. A minimum of 4 teams are required to play in the league. Anticipated games are to start the week of Nov 8th . Notifications and schedules will be posted on or before the end of the day on Nov. 7 th .
If a coach is also a player, on that team, then the coach must also register as a player to be on the official online roster. Coaches will have access to view their online roster, to ensure they have enough players and are officially registered. Player registration is open and is FREE. The deadline for players to complete the online registration is after the 3rd scheduled game. Player registration deadline is 4pm: BB Nov. 29, W-VB Dec. 7, and M-VB Dec. 8, 2022. Games are to be played at the G.I. Middle School. Check out our website (http://grandislandny.myrec.com/) for game schedules and alerts.
Recreation Department Winter Programs - August 2022Opening registration for Youth Winter Programs opens Monday, October 3rd at 8:00 a.m. for residents and Monday, October 10th at 8:00 a.m. for non-residents.
Youth Programs that will open on October 3rd for registration: Floor Hockey; Toddler Time; Yoga; Teen Trips; Come & Create Winter; Come & Create Holiday; February Break; Open gym; Basketball; Holiday Happenings.
*We have a few more spots in youth kickball and youth flag football that start in September Please also check out our Adaptive & Adult Programs that are already open for registration such as my special chef, Mindful movement and more!
Recreation Department Fall Programs - July 2022Grand Island Fall Recreation Programs: Fall registration opens Monday, August 1st at 8:00 a.m. for residents and Monday, August 8th at 8:00 a.m. for non-residents.
Fall youth programs: Kickball; Flag Football; Come & Create Fall Art Studio
Adaptive Programs: Creative Movement; Fit & Fun; Social Nights; Art-abilities; My Special Chef.
PROGRAMS & REGISTRATION.
Recreation Department Fishing Clinics - May 2022The GI Recreation Department is excited to announce two upcoming fishing clinics to help get you ready for the summer fishing season and beyond. These clinics are run by Grand Island resident and owner of River Master Charters, Captain Ted Kessler. Registration is open now! Pre-Registration is required. See FLYER.
1 Day Clinic - Thursday, May 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Community Center at Nike Base - FREE!
Our 1 day fishing clinic is for participants of all ages (please note, anyone 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 18 or older). It will feature equipment selection, fishing techniques and other tips and tricks and time to pick the brain of Captain Ted. This is a great opportunity whether you're just learning to fish or have been fishing for a while and are looking to fine tune your skills.
2 Day Youth Clinic - May 18 AND May 19 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Community Center at Nike Base (first day); second day is shore fishing (location TBD). $10.00 res.; $20.00 non-res.
Our 2 day youth clinic is for children ages 8-17 years old. We will start with instruction, tips, tricks and casting practice at the Community Center. The second day will be fishing from shore at a location that Captain Ted selects on Grand Island. The location will be given at the first class. This class is run by Captain Ted and supported with Recreation Department staff.
Important: NYS DEC Regulations - anyone 16 or older must have a valid NYS fishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Town Hall or most sporting goods stores.
Town Recreation Programs
2022 Easter Trail and Activities - March 2022
The GI Recreation Department, GI Memorial Library and Miracle League of WNY are sponsoring a Easter Egg Trail and activities inside the Library on Friday, April 15, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. See DETAILS and Trail Map.