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.
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
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.
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.
- Cultural Arts
- Day Camps
- Special Interest
- Youth Sports
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.
Moves Made 4 Me: This program is designed to illustrate movement for special needs students through developmental milestones.
The Adult Sports Program offers opportunities for adults to get exercise, have fun with family and friends and meet new people. The Adult Sports Program includes classes, sports leagues and tournaments, and targets individuals ages 18 and older.
Click here to access the game schedules on Team Sidelines.
Get your blood pumping and meet new friends in a fun environment. Commit to be fit with these Adult Fitness classes.
Become a certified lifeguard, swim instructor or complete the prerequisite training to become a Junior Lifeguard Volunteer with one of these Aquatics classes:
The Christopher High School (CHS) Aquatics Center is open during the summer season for recreational swim, lap swim and swim lessons.
Cultural Arts encourage creativity, improve self-esteem, bring color to the world and broadens the view of different cultures. A variety of classes and activities are offered that appeal to the artist in each of us.
Dancing Fun for Boys & Girls (Ages 1.5-4.5)
Creative Dance (Ballet & Creative Dance and Tap & Creative Dance for ages 3-5 and 5-7)
PreBallet/Acro Dance (Ages 3-6.4)
Hip Hop Dance & Break Dance (Parent & Me for ages 5-6, classes for 6-8, 9-13 and Adult)
Polynesian Dance (Ages 5-12 and 13+)
Aztek Dance (Ages 10+) - FREE
Guitar Lessons (Ages 11+)
Keyboard Musicianship (Ages 7-10)
11/25-11/27: Thanksgiving Skills & Drills Youth Basketball
11/25-11/27: Play-Well TEKnologies Harry Potter Engineering (Ages 5-9)
2/18-2/21: All Sports Camp (Ages 8-12)
4/6-4/10: Spring Break Hoop It Up Basketball Camp
Early Childhood Recreation focuses on the "building blocks" to Kindergarten readiness by providing a series of integrated learning experiences. Classes are designed to give children the opportunity to play and interact socially in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment as the learn to become cooperative members of a group.
Time for Twos (Ages 2-3)
Wee Threes & Fours (Ages 3-4)
Bilingual Tiny Tots (Ages 3-4.5)
Art & Science Explorers (Ages 3-5.5)
Nature & Nurture Preschool Program (Ages 3-5)
Countdown to Kindergarten (Ages 3.5-5)
Pre-Kinder Explorers (Ages 4-5.5)
The Gilroy Senior Center welcomes adults ages 55 and older and is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the company of others. Some of the best moments are those shared over a cup of coffee or a delicious lunch.
Location: 7371 Hanna Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
Program Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Click here for the monthly newsletter, which provides information about trips, programs, club meetings, the lunch menu for the Nutrition Program and much more!
The Gilroy Senior Center Gift Shop is open to the public and is located inside the Gilroy Senior Center. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Improve skills, develop new ones, or find something new to do in these Special Interest classes.
Afterschool Program at Solorsano Middle School (Grades 6-8th)
Junior Recjreation Leader Training Program (Ages 12-15)
Driver's Education - Online Course (Ages 15+)
Disaster Emergency Preparedness - Free (Ages 14+)
Safe Sitter (Ages 11-15)
The city welcomes volunteers from all segments of our community to help with events, programs and projects. Here are some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities you can sign-up for:
Adaptive Spaghetti Feed (Friday, April 24, 2020)
Senior Spring Boutique (Saturday, May 2, 2020)
Uvas Creek Clean-up (Saturday, May 16, 2020)
Junior Lifeguard (May 17-August 9, 2020)
Adaptive Luau Dance (Friday, June 19, 2020)
Gilroy Kids Triathlon (Saturday, July 11, 2020)
Please complete the Volunteer Application. A volunteer application is not required for one day events. Signed waivers may be submitted by email or returned to the Recreation office, 7351 Rosanna St. Parents or legal guardians need to sign the application for youth under age 18.
Youth Sports Leagues are an opportunity for youth to learn the sport and participate in locally held games. Leagues depend on volunteer coaches for its success and practices and scrimmages are arranged by the volunteer coach, at their discretion.
Click here for access to the game schedules on Team Sidelines.
The Youth Sports Program offers a variety of classes intended to meet different interests, skills and ages.
All Sports Camp (Ages 8-12)
Middle School Basketball Program (Ages 10-14)
Gymnastics - USA Sports (Ages 1-18)
Kidz Love Soccer (Ages 2-10)
Lil Sportsters (Ages 3-4)
Futsal (Ages 3.5-5, 5-6, 7-12)
Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-15)
Pee Wee Sports Program (Ages 5-7)
Wresting Program (Ages 6-12)
Crossfit Coast Range (Ages 6-14)
Total Tennis (Ages 7-14)
Archery (Ages 8+)
Flag Football Developmental League - Air Attack (Ages 8-13)
Volleyball Development League - Bump, Set, Spike (Ages 8-13)
Spring Break Hoop It Up Basketball Camp (Ages 7-13)
Hoop It Up Basketball Game Day (Ages 7-13)
Welcome to City of Gilroy Children's Theater, where your child grows in character and confidence. The City of Gilroy presents three theater productions each year. If you are new to performing, we have a general informational packet to help answer any questions you may have.
We generally have one Theater production per Activity Guide.
Shrek The Musical Jr. Audition Packet
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St
Ages 6-11, 11:00am
Ages 12-17, 1:00pm
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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:
For more information, please contact Community Coordinator Sandra Cruz by email or at (408) 500-5034.