Gates Summer Celebration Rescheduled
Gates Recreation and Parks Department Program Offerings
Gates Recreation and Parks Department has announced due to weather concerns, the Gates Summer Celebration has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 1st. It will still be held at the Gates Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way. Read more.
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!
Speed & Agility Camp
Day Tennis Instruction
This NEW sports camp, offered Monday, Wwednesday and Friday, July 6 - 31 for ages 8 to 13 years, will focus on fine tuning the athlete's muscles. We will use ladders, hurdles, cones and other equipment to get the athletes moving correctly. Read more.
This tennis program is set up to accommodate all levels of play for ages 5 to 18 years. 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.
Gates Chili Color Guard Spin Fest!
This unique program is designed to take either the novice or advanced performer in the pageantry world of colorguard/winterguard and make them into a strong performer. Read more.
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.
HappyFeet Soccer is designed to promote physical fitness, soccer skills, and most importantly, to have fun. Our trained coaches hold classes each week, beginning Monday, July 6th or Thursday, July 9th for ages 2 to 3 or 4 to 6 years, with a structured curriculum to teach the fundamentals of soccer. Read more.
Girls' Softball Camp
You will receive instruction to develop skills in hitting, base running, throwing and defensive fielding, as well as softball strategy and physical conditioning during this camp for girls ages 9 to 17 years offered Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10. Read more.
Be a “Star” Camp
This is STAR Camp’s 17th summer, scheduled Monday through Friday, July6 through August 1 from ages 10 to 16 years! This years production will be Suessical, Jr. Come explore the visual and performing arts this summer and discover your hidden talents. 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, if you are 18 years and over on Monday, July 6th, as we learn the techniques of painter Bob Ross. Read more.
Golden Comets Competitive Swim Team
The Town of Gates and the Gates Chili School District are proud to offer a competitive swim program, for ages 5 to 21 years, 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. Read more.
Creative Movement is a fun way for children 3 to 4 years to explore body movements through music. Classes, being offered on Tuesday and Thursday, July7 through 23, give toddlers their first exposure to dance. Read more.
Tap, Ballet & Gymnastics
This enjoyable dance class, offered Tuesday and Thursday, July7 through 23, will introduce children ages 4 to 7 years to the basics of tap and ballet. All levels of tumbling will be taugh. Read more.
Learn the latest dance moves in this class for ages 8 to 14 years, offered Tuesday and Thursday, July 7 through 23, with age appropriate music while getting a great workout! Read more.
Summer Concert Series
The Gates Recreation and Parks Department has planned a summer of great entertainment that is sure to please. The first concert of the season is Bad Grandpas on Sunday, July 12th, is a 4-piece pop/rock band, that plays music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Read more.
Gates Recreation and Parks Department is offering a new session of Melody Kids. Wouldn't your child or children enjoy singing, dancing, exploring simple instruments (egg shakers, jingle bells & rhythm sticks) and creating fun songs? This class, offered for ages 6 months to 4 years on Monday, July 13 - 27, is created for young children and parents to learn musical skills. Read more.
Here's something to cheer about! The Gates Chili High School Cheerleading staff will be teaching basic, intermediate and advanced skills of cheerleading on Monday through Thursday, July 13 through 16 for ages 7 to 18 years. Read more.
Triple STAR Musical Theater
This all-inclusive theater workshop, open to ages 14 to 20 years beginning Tuesday, July 14th, gives you an opportunity to showcase your singing and acting talents with an evening showcase. Read more.
AARP Mature Driving
The American Association for Retired Persons is offering on Wednesday, July 15 and Friday, July 17, a retraining program designed to meet the needs of motorists over 50 years of age. Read more.
Woodlands Disc Golf Tourney
Drop-in Programs or Registration Still Being Accepted
Join us for our second annual Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 19th. This will be a fun, competitive disc golf tournament, open to everyone ages 16 years and over. Read more.
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! Read more.
Other Department News
Gates Recreation and Parks Commission Approved Minutes
Gates-Chili Community Events Sign Up Available
The 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.
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!
Why Summer is the Time to Visit Parks
Summer vacation is the perfect time to visit one of the national or
state parks, Jon Mertz writes. He offers six suggestions, including Zion
National Park and Black Hills National Forest. "We need to get back to
nature to recapture our spirit. We need to recapture the summer vacation to
renew our relationships with self and others," he writes. Read more.