Grand Island Recreation

GI Recreation Department February Break Activities
The GI Recreation Department February Break activities are for children in 4th - 8th grade. The morning program is a "Build and Race Magnetic Levitation Cars" and is Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, February 16-17-18, from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Two cars will be made this year at a cost of $20 per child, all materials included. The afternoon program is "Movie and Games" and is Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, February 16-17-18, from noon-3:00 p.m. Watch a movie and play air hockey, knock hockey, arcade basketball and more. The cost is $7 per child and snacks and beverages will be provided during the movie. There is space for 30 children in each program, pre-registration is required and the deadline is Thursday, February 12th. See flyer for details.

Grandparent & Grandkid Day - The Recreation Department and the Golden Age Center teamed up for a special day on December 30th. Grandparents and grandchildren made a craft, played games, made their own special homemade pizza for lunch, and watched a movie together.

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