Grand Island Recreation

February Break Activities - The Recreation Department sponsored three days of fun over the February Break for 15 participants. The morning program was "Build and Race Magnetic Levitation Cars". The kids learned about magnetic poles, electrical connections and center of gravity, and put their knowledge to use to build and modify each car. The afternoon program of "Movie and Games" featured movies, air hockey, knock hockey, arcade basketball and enjoying the snowy weather outside, building snow forts and a snow slide.

Champs from left: Jackson Scalise, Brianna Beyer and Eric Scalise
Levitator Car Modified - Jackson Scalise
Warp Drive - Brianna Beyer
Levitator Car Stock and Warp Drive Levitator Car - Eric Scalise

Group photo-click for larger view.

Winter League Schedules
Women's Volleyball Schedule - Standings    Men's Basketball Schedule - Standings
Men's Volleyball Blue Schedule - Standings    Men's Volleyball White Schedule - Standings

Rec. Dept. Fall/Winter Programs
Family Swim Info.       Snow Sculpture Contest Info.

Pick-Up Basketball Open Gym
An Open Gym for pick-up basketball games will be held for adults 18 and over on Tuesday nights, from 7-9pm at the Middle School gym. Grand Island residents are $5 per session or $20 for a season pass. Non-residents are $7 per session or $30 season pass. Starting date is November 4th and it will run through March 3rd. See flyer for complete details.

Facility Usage Information
Facility Use Permit      Veterans Park Form
Veterans Park Concession Stand Agreement & Form

Employment Information
Recreation Part Time Job Information       Recreation Part Time Job Application

Recreation programs are scheduled year round for both youth and adults. A variety of activities in instructional, competitive and social programs are organized and supervised by the Recreation Department. Special yearly events include Welcome Santa. Snow Sculpture Contest, Easter Egg Hunt and a photo contest. Town celebrations such as Memorial Day Services, Independence Day Parade and July 4th Road Race and Veteran's Day Ceremonies are conducted by the Recreation Department. The management of the Nike Base Park and Veteran's Park facilities fall under Recreation. Our playgrounds, park lands, athletic fields and open space areas come under the Parks & Recreation for maintaining a safe, healthy environment for all to enjoy.

Recreation Supervisor

Joseph A. Menter


Sharon Szafran


(716) 773-9680
(716) 465-8370
(716) 773-9618

Dept. Email:

For more information contact the Recreation Office at 773-9680 or watch for our Ads in the Dispatch and