Town of Gates Recreation & Parks

Online Registration Website


Welcome to the Gates Recreation and Parks Department website. Our administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM.  Please see the DEPARTMENT NEWS items below for program information and updates. Please contact our office, as indicated to the left, or call 429-8289 for updates and information. Use the links below to locate our department services and information:

CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT: You need to have an account to register for activities or request a facility reservation on-line. Select the "Sign In" button above if you already have an account. 

ELECTRONIC BROCHURE: Authorize Gates Recreation and Parks Department to e-mail you notice of the seasonal brochure being available, instead of mailing the brochure via USPS. 
Select the Programs/Registration link above for information on finding and registering for activities, as well as to see what programs that have begun, but are drop-in programs or registration is still being accepted.

Select the Facilities link above for information and checking into facility availability and reservations. Gates
Select the About Gates Rec & Pks link above for information on the Recreation and Parks Department, Recreation and Parks Commission, the Friends of Gates Recreation and Parks and department staff contacts.


Gates Recreation and Parks Department Program Offerings

Gates Celebration @ Garden Factory Costume Contest
Join Gates Recreation staff and Town Supervisor Mark Assini at the Garden Factory on Saturday,
October 29th for our annual Costume Contest.  Registration for the contest begins at 11:00 AM at the Recreation Table located in the entrance of the Festival area in the back of the building.  Categories for the contest include 3 years and under, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-14 years and a Group category.  If you participate in a Group entry, you many not participate in an individual entry.  The contest begins at 1:00 PM.

Baby Halloween Costume Contest
This is a contest for children under age 1 and love Halloween!  Send us a photo of your baby in their Halloween costume during the month of October.  Pictures may be submitted via e-mail, our Facebook page or drop-off/mail in.  Please include the parents names as well as the baby's name.  Judging will be done on November 2nd, as we will upload all photos to our Facebook page for a public vote.  Winners will be announced and contacted.  Winners will receive a prize and their photos will be sent to local publications and used in department promotional materials including our Fall 2017 brochure.  GATES RESIDENTS ONLY

Fall Concerts
Sunday, Nov. 13th - Smugtown Stompers - Formed in 1958, this band plays the Traditional Dixieland Jazz repertoire with emphasis on the "less-often-played" tunes written or recorded before 1930. Musical selections come from dance tunes, ragtime, blues, popular songs, as well as a few vaudeville and novelty types.

New Playground at Lions Park


Other Department News

Gates Recreation and Parks Commission Approved Minutes

The Gates Recreation and Parks Commission has announced it has approved and posted it's 2016 September 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.

Gates-Chili Community Events Sign Up Available

Gates-Chili 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!

Share Your Talent
The Gates Recreation and Parks Department is always looking for new and innovative talent.  If you possess a skill and the ability to lead an activity, please call the Recreation and Parks office at 247-6100, ext. 235 to discuss your idea.

The Gates Recreation and Parks Department depends on volunteers to assist with a variety of seasonal special events and park clean ups.  Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department by phone at 247-6100, ext. 235 or go to for an application and to find out more about how you can serve your community.