Gates Recreation and
Parks Department Program Offerings
Competitive Swim Team
Town of Gates and the Gates Chili School District are proud to offer a
competitive swim program, consisting of 5 levels, which teaches proficiency in
four competitive swim strokes, as well as other basic competitive swim skills
such as flip turns, racing starts, etc. THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTIONAL SWIM
PROGRAM. THIS IS A COMPETITIVE SWIM CLUB affiliated with USA Swimming for ages
5 to 21 years that begins Tuesday, September 8th. Read more.
Recreation and Parks in cooperation with the Gates Chili School District
provides a Before and After School program for students attending Neil
Armstrong or Walt Disney Schools, and an After School program for students
attending Gates Chili Middle School.
These programs are designed to meet the needs of parents and guardians
who work during the before and/or after school hours. Read more.
tennis program, for ages 5 years and over being held on Saturdays from
September 12 – October 10, is set up to accommodate all levels of play. You
will learn basic strokes, which you will be able to use in drills and games
that will show you tennis can be a lot of fun to play. Read more.
Youth Dance Classes
enjoyable non-competitive yet structured classes for ages 4 to 18 years will
follow a graded syllabus of dance. Each class will begin with warm up
exercises. All classes are progressive. Read more.
Recreation is putting on a special event on Sunday, September 13th for
grandparents and their grandchildren. We will have some light refreshments, a
craft and time for some games of BINGO. Read more.
Bob Ross Painting
you ever wanted to try your hand at painting a picture? Have you painted before
and want to get back into it? Here is your chance! Join us as those 16 years
and over learn the techniques of painter Bob Ross on Monday, September 14th. Read more.
Gates Showcase is a senior adult drama group specializing in the adaptations of
children’s stories and fables. Their audiences include children and senior
adults throughout Monroe and adjoining counties. Read more.
beginner's class for ages 12 years and over, which is being held Tuesday,
September 15 – November 10, will be tailored to the class participants.
Patterns and some supplies will be furnished. Read more.
Jerry Carmen will be here on Tuesday, September 15 – December 15 to get you
moving and swinging. It’s a fun way to exercise for those ages 50 years and
over. Read more.
AARP Mature Driving
American Association for Retired Persons is offering a retraining program on Wednesday,
September 16th and Friday, September 18th designed to
meet the needs of motorists ages 50 years and over. No tests are given.
Participants are eligible to receive up to a 10% discount on their car
insurance. Read more.
Senior Fitness Class
class held on Wednesday from September 16 – December 9 and provided by Agape
Physical Therapy for ages 50 years and over, will be led by a licensed
therapist, who will lead the class in generalized exercises to build strength
and endurance for the upper body, trunk and legs. Read more.
Soccer Skills and
world's most popular sport continues to grow at the youth level in the United
States. Coach Nick and Dylan will introduce young athletes, ages 6 to 10 years,
beginning Thursday, September 17th to the game at an early age and
quickly enable them to build their skills, speed, strength and stamina. Read more.
Flu Shot Clinic, being held on Friday, September 18th for ages 5
years and over is sponsored by the U of R and is FREE with valid insurance and
there is no pre-registration. Read more.
Family Movie Night @
the Community Center
to the Gates Community Center with your family on Friday, September 18th
and enjoy an indoor movie! We will be showing Cinderella (2015, live action
version). Read more.
Miss Stacie on Friday, September 18th as we celebrate the start of
fall. We will have a craft and a story that will be themed around apples for
ages 2 to 4 years! Read more.
is an interactive, hands-on, music program held on Friday from September 18 – October
23 for you and your young ones ages 18 months to 5 years. Children are welcome
to bring along a favorite stuffed animal (no plastic or action figures please)
as they play music games, enjoy movement and rhythm exercises, as well as
hands-on instrument experience. Read more.
us for these fun-filled classes for ages 18 years and over on Friday, September
18 – October 30. Learn the basics or expand your knowledge of some popular
social ballroom dances, which may include Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Swing, Hustle,
Tango, Mambo, ChaCha and Merengue. Read more.
Saturday Morning Volleyball
program, offered for youth in grades 3 to 6 on Saturday from September 19 – October
10, focuses on the development of basic volleyball skills while creating an
understanding for the game and it's rules. The Gates Chili High School girls
team will be assisting their High School coaches in teaching participants
proper technique and fundamentals. Read more.
Drop-in Programs or
Registration Still Being Accepted
Recreation and Parks Department has a number of programs and activities that
have begun, but are drop-in programs or registration is still being accepted,
so select the program(s) that interest you! Read more.
Other Department News
Gates Recreation and
Parks Commission Approved Minutes
Gates Recreation and Parks Commission has announced it has approved and posted
it's 2015 May Meeting Minutes. Select the "About Gates Rec & Pks" tab above to read all the approved
Commission Meeting Minutes for the previous year. Read more about the
Recreation and Parks Commission.
Events Sign Up Available
Community Events has announced the opportunity for area residents to sign up
for the Gates-Chili Community Events email newsletter. Each month you will
receive an email newsletter about events at the Gates Recreation & Parks,
Chili Public Library, Chili Parks & Recreation, Episcopal Senior Life,
Gates-Chili Continuing Education, Gates Public Library, and the Westside YMCA
by signing up. Sign Up Today!
NRPA Launches I’m a
Park and Rec Kid!
National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA), as part of it's 50th
Anniversary, is launching the I’m a Park and Rec KidSM campaign — a viral
social media campaign asking everyone to share their "Park and Rec
Kid" story and challenge others to get out to their local parks and rec
and share their own story. Read more.