Grand Island Recreation

Dick Bessel Race Results      Results By Category

Monday Standings          Monday Schedule          Monday Playoffs
Tuesday Standings         Tuesday Schedule         Tuesday Playoffs
Thursday Standings       Thursday Schedule        Thursday Playoffs

Summer Program Registration
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 at the Recreation Office
Recreation Department Summer Program Schedule

Photo Contest - See flyer.

Wagon Decorating Contest Winners 2014

From left: Luke and Brody Winarski
   This year's winners, and defending champs from 2013, are Luke and Brody Winarski, ages 8 and 6.

Fishing Contest Winners

From left: Jonathan Williams, Nicolette Williams, Sondra DeFranks and Benny DeFranks.
First Fish Caught: Benny DeFranks - 9-15, Jonathan Williams - 16 and up
Quickest Consecutive Catch: Benny DeFranks - 9-15 - 5 minutes, Jonathan Williams - 16 and up - 13 minutes
Smallest Fish: Nicolette Williams - 9-15 - 6 1/4" small mouth bass, Sondra DeFranks - 16 and up - minnow
Largest Fish: Nicolette Williams - 9-15 - 1.63 lb small mouth bass, Jonathan Williams - 16 and up - 2.7 lb small mouth bass
Toughest Catch: Nicolette Williams - 9-15

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