Grand Island Recreation

   The Town of Grand Island is hosting a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. It will be held in the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road. Veterans, family members, friends and the community are cordially invited to attend the program. The Town of Grand Island extends a very gracious thank you in advance for your time and participation. Program.

41st Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run - Monday, July 4th - Entry Form

11th Annual Paddles Up Niagara will take place on Saturday, July 30th at Beaver Island State Park. There will be an Early Bird Paddle and Eco Tour at 7:00 a.m. and a Fun Paddle at 11:00 a.m. A Paddle Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with vendors, product demos, food, beer tent and more.
Event Schedule - Paddles Up Registration Form
Early Bird Paddle Map - Eco Tour Paddle Map - Late Morning Paddle Map

Recreation Summer Programs 2016 Open Registration Day - Saturday, June 11th, 9-11am
General Registration - Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 20-24, 8am-6pm

Recreation Department Softball
Monday Women's Schedule - Standings
Tuesday Men's Schedule - Standings
Thursday Men's Schedule - Standings

Employment Information
Recreation Department Application Information - 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
716-465-8370 -


Recreation Attendant, Adult Programs Coordinator - Amy Smith

Recreation Attendant, Youth Programs Coordinator - Dom DeGregorio

Administrative Staff - Sharon Szafran


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

Recreation Department: 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Dept. Email:

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