Parks & Recreation

Maggie A. Alix, Director maggiea@villageofgreenisland.com

20 Clinton Street
Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-2201

The Department of Parks & Recreation strives to provide our residents with recreation opportunities through the creation of activities, facilities and community special events. We promote recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community. The Parks and Recreation staff is always working to help you and your families have fun! One important way we fulfill our goal is to ensure that parks, fields, courts and recreation facilities are safe and accessible for all citizens to enjoy.

2020 Green Island Giving Tree

The Green Island Giving Tree looks a little different this year.
We hope you find the Sign Up Genius application to be easy and convenient.
The Village thanks you for your kindness and your willingness to spread holiday cheer. More information is provided within the link.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA4A828A1FCC43-giving

*Please, only sign up for the tags you are confident you can fulfill.

Happy Holidays!

2020 Summer Park Program

The Park will open to GREEN ISLAND RESIDENTS on Monday, July 6th at 11:00am.  The Paine Street Park is a great place for children and families.  The Recreation Department has devised a plan to reopen in a safe manner.  The summer program will operate differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please be patient and cooperative.  All visitors will be required to complete a registration form. The registration form will assist the Park Staff in the event there is a need for contact tracing.  One registration form can be completed for each household.  Registration forms for visitors under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent/guardian.  Registration forms will also be available at the Park starting on Monday, July 6th. You can also download one HERE.

Park hours will be as follows:
Monday, July 6th, 11am-6pm
Starting Tuesday, July 7th, 10-am-6pm daily.
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
*The schedule will be evaluated as needed

2020 Summer Employment

The Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment. Applications are now available online at www.vginew.wpengine.com.  Click HERE to download the application. All applications must be returned to the VILLAGE OFFICE on or before May 22nd. Applications can be dropped off using the Village Office mail slot. Applications will also be accepted via email at Maggie.Alix@villageofgreenisland.com or Wendy.Richmond@villageofgreenisland.com. If you do not have the ability to print an application from the website please contact the Village Office at 518-273-2201 or email Maggie.Alix@villageofgreenisland.com. Applicants must be 14 years old by July 1, 2020 to be eligible for employment.

Rules and Regulations

  • Our parks are for Green Island Residents ONLY.  Click here for a Resident Identification Card request form.
  • Bicycle riding in park areas is prohibited; bikes are to be parked in designated areas. Helmets are mandatory.
  • There are absolutely NO GLASS CONTAINERS allowed in the parks, in accordance with local law.
  • There are no pets allowed in the parks in accordance with local law.

Other Rules:

  • No tree climbing
  • No standing on swings, slides, or benches
  • No running around wading pool area or climbing on center spray
  • No bare feet! Proper footwear must be worn at all times!
  • No throwing stones or sand
  • No jumping off swings; only one person per swing at a time
  • No climbing on swing bars
  • Littering is strictly prohibited and is a major concern of ours in the parks. We ask that you use the provided trash cans and help keep our parks clean.
  • Vandalism and graffitti are both crimes, and will be punishable to the fullest extent of the law. We have put a lot of effort into improving our parks, and we hope that residents can enjoy the facilities for their intent!

Our Parks

The Paine Street Park is our playground park. It is located at 200 Paine Street on the corner of George Street and Tibbits Avenue. The park is open to all Green Island residents from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM.  The park is equipped with a sprinkler and basketball courts, and is the location of our summer program. The summer program runs through July and August and is fully staffed to run activities from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM There is plenty of room to picnic, and fun for the whole family!  Please click here for the registration form for the Summer Park Program.

Veterans Memorial Stadium, also known as the “Big Field,” has a regulation-size track, as well as baseball, soccer and softball fields. The stadium is the official home site for the Heatly Athletic program. Veterans Memorial Stadium is located on Tibbits Avenue off I-787 and neighbors the Green Island Little League. The stadium is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.

River Park is the home of the Green Island Gazebo (GIG). During the summer it is where we hold the GIG Concert Series. We have a fantastic line-up of bands that play on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The GIG-A-BITES crew runs the concession so you can grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the show. It is located on Hudson Avenue, just north of Heatly School.

The WWI Memorial Park is located near 19 George Street. It contains a memorial in honor and rememberance of all WWI War Veterans as well as a memorial for those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Vietnam Memorial Park has a memorial situated in the park to honor and remember all Vietnam War Veterans, including William McNulty and Marl McCuthen, two Green Island residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The Memorial is located on George Street under the Collar City bridge.

Annual Events

  • Summer Park Program
  • YOGI CYO Basketball
  • Movie Night in the Park
  • Easter Activity
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Halloween Parade
  • Food Drive: Food donations can also be dropped off at the Village Office and the Police and Fire Departments throughout the year.
  • Summer Concert Series