Grand Island Recreation

Grandparent & Grandkid Day - The Recreation Department and the Golden Age Center are teaming up to put together a Grandparent & Grandkid day of fun on Tuesday, December 30 from 10am - 3pm at the Golden Age Center. For $7 per person, grandparents and grandchildren together will make a craft, play games, make their own special homemade pizza for lunch, and watch a movie together. See flyer for details.

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

Come and Create Winter Program - November 2014
   The Grand Island Recreation Department winter program "Come and Create" is for youths ages 7-12. Each week a new craft kit will be provided and when the craft is complete participants will be able to play games indoors and outdoors or paint/draw with supplies available. The fee is $20 and pre-registration is required, there are only 30 spots available. The classes will be on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. starting on December 13th and continuing until January 31st at the Nike Base. See flyer for more details.

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