Program Information

Select the program category from the "REGISTER NOW" or the category under the "Courses" menu on panel to the left to view ALL of our current programs. This will direct you to program sub-categories. View the listing of activities and select those, in which you are interested.

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!

Youth & Teen Activities

GoldenComets Competitive Swim Team

Gates Activity Program (GAP)

Adult Activities

Euchre Clubs

Mah Jongg

NYSCA Coaches Certification Training

Crochet and Knitting Group

Activities & Services for Adults 50+

Bridge for the Experienced Player

Clubs for Adults 50+

Eldersource Care

Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance (HICAP)

Medical Transportation Program

Volunteer Opportunities
Gates Showcase
Senior Fitness Class


Registration Information


Registration for programs continues.

Activity registrations will only be accepted by mail-in, drop-off or on-line on the first day (Aug. 31), and will be randomly processed together following the US mail delivery (approx. 12:00 PM). Walk-in registrations will be accepted and processed at the Recreation and Parks Office beginning Tuesday, September 1. A DROP SLOT is located along the outside wall of entrance to the Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road. The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow the instructions on the "Home" page and links on the web-site to complete registration on-line. Payment will need to be made by MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Registrations will be processed through a secure server.  Mail-in and drop-off registrations received prior to August 31 will be processed after the first day’s registrations.

There will be a $6 non-resident fee (unless otherwise stated in the program description) for each CLASS # registered for at the time of registration. Residents are defined as anyone who resides in or pays taxes to the Town of Gates.

All fees are due at time of registration. Acceptable forms of payments are CREDIT or DEBIT CARD (MASTERCARD, VISA or DISCOVER), check and cash. A separate check, made payable to “Gates Recreation & Parks Department”, MUST be issued for each program. Cash should not be sent through the mail. REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS/RECEIPTS WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL or THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Please note there is a $25.00 processing fee for returned checks due to insufficient funds.

Most activities have maximum number of participants allowed. Once the maximum number of participants has been reached, a waiting list will be generated. Waiting lists are a source of contact information and do not guarantee you’ll receive a call back. You will receive a call only if a space becomes available. Special requests cannot be honored.

Upon advance request, provisions will be made for any individual with disabilities as defined in the American Disabilities Act.

Scholarships are available based on need for Gates residents. Call the Recreation and Parks Office for information.

The Gates Recreation and Parks Department reserves the right to modify or change programs and fees as necessary. Participation by any person in a Recreation and Parks program may be terminated at any time by the department at its discretion.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION REFUND POLICY: Refund request must be made at least 3 days prior to the start of an activity, unless the class is canceled, modified, or a medical condition prevents participation (doctor’s written excuse required). NO refunds once a program has begun. Refunds are processed on a monthly basis and must be approved by the Gates Town Board. The Town Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Refund checks will be mailed approximately ten days after this meeting. Depending on date of refund request or notification, refunds can take up to six weeks. 20% of a program registration fee will be retained as a processing fee, unless the class is canceled or modified.  Refunds for under $10 will be made via a household account credit or cash, which you will need to pick up at the Recreation and Parks Office.

In order to further publicize Gates Recreation and Parks programs, participants may be photographed or video taped during a program. If you do NOT want photos of those listed on the registration form, please contact the Recreation & Parks Office.

Please contact the Recreation & Parks Office by phone at 247-6100, ext. 235 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, by e-mail at or via internet at for more information about department programs. Call 426-1670 for recorded information.