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.  All programs will be held as scheduled today. Please see the DEPARTMENT NEWS items below for program information and updates. Please contact our office, as indicated to the right, or call 426-1670 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 Recreation & Parks Department's Park Information is on ParksNReviews.com. Go to our Facilities web page to check it out.

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 Recreation & Parks Department has announced the 2015 Spring & Summer Program Listing is now on-line and 2015 Spring & Summer Recreation Program Brochure have been mailed to all Gates residents and registration continues.

The programs listed below begin shortly or have begun, so select the program(s) that interest you!

Special Events

"Take Pride in Gates" Earth Day Celebration
The Town of Gates will “Take Pride in Gates” by celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 25th by conducting a cleanup of selected areas of the town beginning at 9:30 AM. Read more.

Gates Community Garage Sale Fundraiser
It’s Spring cleaning time! The Friends of Gates Recreation & Parks will be accepting gently used items for the Community Garage Sale on May 16th to help raise funds. Donations can be brought in to the Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road after April 15th. Receipts will be given for donated items. Items will be priced to sell and sold during the Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Gates Community Center, 1605 Buffalo Road. Any items that do not sell at our Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16th including many left over items from our participants, will be put out for a one-time sale. Join us for this bargain day on Monday, May 18th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Recreation Center. Read more.

Memorial Day Service
Gates Recreation and Parks Department has announced plans for this year's Memorial Day Service. Community organizations that would like to participate in the service by presenting a rose, must call the Recreation and Parks Department Office (247-6100, ext. 235) by Friday, May 1st to be included in the printed program. Read more.

Pre-School Fun

Preschool Play
A large room filled with toys, mats, scooters, slides, tunnels, puzzles, blocks and other play equipment; what more could you ask for? This is a wonderful opportunity for children to get together beginning Tuesday, April 21st or Thursday, April 23rdRead more.

Munchkin Madness
Does your child enjoy hands-on activities? Then come and enjoy a number of weekly themed activities and crafts. Read more.

HappyFeet Soccer
HappyFeet Rochester is part of the growing family of HappyFeet programs that started in Kansas City. It is not a surprise that so many young children have fun with HappyFeet every week! Read more.

Tots & Trucks
Join Miss Stacie beginning Monday, May 4th, as we meet some important people, and vehicles, from our Police, Fire and Highway Departments. Read more.

Melody Kids
Wouldn't your child or children enjoy singing, dancing, exploring simple instruments (egg shakers, jingle bells & rhythm sticks) and creating fun songs?  Come join Miss Brenda beginning Monday, May 4th for a fun musical time. Read more.

Storytime & Painting - Mother's Day
Join Miss Stacie on Friday, May 8th for a special day dedicated to Mother's Day. Read more.

Terrific Times for Youth & Teens

Spring Fling @ Kids Night Out
This monthly program gives kids the chance to enjoy a special evening on Friday, April 24th away from their parents in a fun and safe environment! Read more.

Summer Playgrounds
Gates Recreation and Parks Department has announced registration has begun for this summer's Summer Playground Program. This daily activity program offers a wide range of activities and experiences. We will provide children an opportunity to explore new activities along with past fun favorites. Read more. . .and don't forget about out special Playground Registration Day.

Adult Activities

Co-ed Adult Traveling Golf League
Spring is here and Gates Recreation & Parks Department is accepting registration for the Wednesday Morning Adult Golf League. This season the league will play at four golf courses including Pinewood in May, Arrowhead in June, Twin Hills in July, and Salmon Creek in August. Register to play 9 or 18 holes. Registration deadline for starting in May is April 22nd at the Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road. League fee is $12 and greens and cart fees are paid each week directly to the golf course. Read more.

"Say Goodnight Gracie"

Join us on Sunday, April 19th  as we take a trip down memory lane to the historic Tillman's Village Inn and the 710 Main St. Theatre in Buffalo to see, "Say Goodnight Gracie". Read more.

Learning About Metal Detecting
Have you ever wanted to know what Metal Detecting is, who does it and why? Join our instructor Mitch Hetko on Friday, April 24th, as he offers a live demonstration of the equipment he uses. Read more.

Bob Ross Painting Class

Have 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 on  Monday, May 4th, as we learn the techniques of painter Bob Ross. Read more.

Safety in the Home
Information from the National Institute on Health (and other sources) will be presented on Wednesday, May 6th about the incidence of falls. Read more.

Summer Stroll
Come join us beginning Wednesday, May 6th as we take a leisurely stroll along the canal. Our first two walks will begin at Henpeck Park on Rigeway Avenue. Join us for one or several of the walks. Read more.

Thursday at the Public Market Trip
Join us on Thursday, May 7th as we visit Rochester’s 103 year old Public Market, located in the heart of Rochester. Bargains abound. Read more.

Activities & Services for Adult 50+

AARP Mature Driving
The American Association for Retired Persons offers a retraining program designed to meet the needs of motorists over 50 years of age. Our next class will be held Wednesday, May 6th and Friday, May 8thRead more.

Continuing Programs
Drop-in Programs or Registration Still Being Accepted
Gates 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!


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 2015 March 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.
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