The playgrounds at Edgemere Park will be closed to install a new safety surface under the playground equipment. The recreation department is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause residents.
The recreation department began accepting roster packages for the upcoming Men's "Over 35" Softball League on April 15. This league plays games on Sunday evenings throughout the spring and summer. Rosters will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis from teams meeting the following eligibility requirements:
-Teams must be comprised of current residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City.
-All players must be over 35 years of age or turning 35 years during the course of the season.
The fee for this league will be $350, which includes games, balls, umpires and end-of-season trophies. Applications will not be accepted without a completed roster package (including name, address and phone number of each player), a copy of each player's current driver's license and a check for the full amount of the league fee. For further information, call the recreation department at 465-4075.
Roster packages are now available at the recreation office in village hall. The deadline for submitting completed applications will be Tuesday, April 30 or when the recreation department receives 10 complete roster packages, whichever comes first.
Spring Sports Program
Now that spring is approaching and a new sports season is on everyone's minds, the recreation department would like to inform residents of the organizations and contacts that run the various spring sport programs in town. If you need information on any spring sport please use the following contact members:
Girls Soccer - run by GC Centennials - Randy Colahan 248-7483
Boys Soccer - run by GC Centennials - Sandy Young 739-1305
Travel Soccer - run by GC Centennials - Rick Harken 747-0350
Girls Soccer - run by PAL Rams - Gary O'Connor 248-3898
Boys Lacrosse - run by PAL Rams - Dennis Barry 746-7145
Baseball - run by GCAA - Mike Crowley 565-5307
Softball - run by GCAA - Bob Bolebruch 437-7645
The recreation department will again run Pepsi's Pitch, Hit and Run, a baseball skills competition, at Grove Park on Friday, April 19. The competition will begin at 4 p.m.
Boys and girls aged 7-14 who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City are eligible to attend. A child's age category will be determined by his/her age as of July 17, 2002. The competition is free. The children will compete in three categories: pitching, hitting and running bases. Awards will be given in each age group and winners might be eligible to move on to the sectional level.
Registration is necessary for this event. To register, pick up and fill out an application and return it to the recreation department in village hall. For further information, call 465-4076.
A pre-season tune-up tennis clinic for competitive women tennis players will take place at the Garden City Community Park Tennis facility. This clinic will be held the week of May 6 with a possible second clinic if enrollment dictates.
The schedule for the clinic is as follows:
Monday, May 6, 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, May 6, noon-2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, noon-2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, May 9, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, May 9, noon - 2 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 9-11 a.m.
Each session will be made up of players of similar playing ability. For example;
Level A - 4.0+ players
Level B - 3.0+ players
Level C - 2.0+ players
All courts will have a maximum of four players to one tennis pro. Registration as a doubles team or an entire team is encouraged. The cost of the clinic will be $60 per person. In order to put together these sessions, the recreation department asks that interested people fill out an interest sheet at the recreation department in village hall. All interest sheets must be returned to the recreation department by Wednesday, April 10. For further information call the recreation department at 465-4075.
A tennis-rating clinic will be held at the Garden City Community Park Tennis Facility on Sunday, April 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. This clinic is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only. The cost of the clinic will be $12. Space is limited, so call the Garden City recreation department at 465-4075 to register for this event.