Recreation Department

At this time, all non-essential city services are suspended based on the order to shelter in place issued by Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. The shelter in place order will run from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3rd. At this time, we expect non-essential city services to resume on Monday, May 4th. All Recreation programs, classes and reservations have been suspended during this period. While parks remain open, playgrounds are closed. Playgrounds should not be used because they include high-touch surfaces, and because it is typically not possible to maintain social distancing at playgrounds. In accordance with direction from the County, all public playgrounds within the City have been closed. Parks will remain open and visitors are encouraged to maintain adequate social distancing.

If you have an urgent Recreation Department related message, please email us or call (408) 846-0460 and leave a message. This phone line will be checked every 48 hours and urgent items will be responded to during the shelter in place period. All other messages will be returned when city offices re-open.

In the meantime, visit Gilroy's Virtual Recreation Center. Keep healthy and active!

Visit the City of Gilroy Covid-19 communication page to find information including the status of City services, answers to frequently asked questions, the shelter in place order and ways to keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe during this time. This page is actively updated by the City of Gilroy with dates and times of the last posting.

For Santa Clara County information related to COVID-19, please call 211 or go to their website.  

2020 Summer Cover Recreation Activity Guide with image of Day Camp children on a log

Status of the Summer Activity Guide
We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. Due to the Covid-19 shelter in place orders, the printing and release of the Summer Activity Guide has been delayed. We are hoping to provide the community with a variety of recreational opportunities this summer once the shelter in place and social distancing orders have been lifted. Stay tuned. 

Cancelled Spring Programs
Refunds will be issued for classes cancelled this Spring due to Covid-19.

Contact Us:

7351 Rosanna St.,Gilroy, CA  95020
Ph: 408-846-0460

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  1. Adaptive
  2. Adult
  3. Aquatics
  4. Cultural Arts
  5. Day Camps
  6. Preschool
  7. Seniors
  8. Special Interest
  9. Volunteers
  10. Youth Sports
  11. Theater 

The Adaptive Recreation Program is for participants with developmental disabilities (i.e., Down Syndrome, Autism, etc.). The program is designed to provide fitness, nutrition and recreation programs to participants ages 13 years and older. 

Adaptive Reel Time (Monday)
Adaptive Bowling (Tuesday)
Adaptive Mid-Week Mix (Wednesday)
Adaptive Fitness (Thursday)
Adaptive Fun Friday (Friday)

Moves Made 4 Me:  This program is designed to illustrate movement for special needs students through developmental milestones.

Sensory Moves (Ages 1.5-4)
Fantasy Moves (Ages 5-7)
Mindful Moves (Ages 11-17)

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Community-Based Recreation

The Recreation Department is committed to engaging high-risk youth and their families to social, recreational and educational programs that support and enhance their quality of life. These are some of the programs offered:

Gilroy Youth Center
Monthly Calendar for San Ysidro Park
Community-based Recreation
South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF)

For more information, please contact Community Coordinator Sandra Cruz by email or at (408) 500-5034.