Recreation Division

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. City Hall remains closed until further notice in accordance with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Order. Parks and playgrounds are open and visitors are encouraged to wear a mask, maintain adequate social distancing, and wash or sanitize your hands before and after your visit. Stay updated by connecting with us on Facebook, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, or read the monthly Senior Center newsletter.

If you have an urgent Recreation Division related message, please email us or call (408) 846-0460 and leave a message. This phone line will be checked every 48 hours and items will be responded to as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, check out the classes that are open for registration or visit Gilroy’s Virtual Recreation Center

Needs Assessment 

To optimize the delivery of recreation services, the City hired PROS Consulting in fall 2019 for the development of a Facility and Program Needs Assessment. With support from the Mt. Madonna YMCA for the community survey, this Assessment included a robust community engagement process and market research to identify current and future resident needs related to recreation programs and facilities.  The research is used in tandem with industry knowledge and an internal assessment to determine strategic priorities for advancing the Recreation Division’s operations and increasing access to quality recreation in the City. 

To view the report click on the links below. 

Executive Summary

Complete Report

  1. Winter/Spring 2021 Classes
  2. Gilroy Youth Center

Winter/Spring 2021 Activity Guide

Click on the image to open the flipbook of the guide.

Cover of the Winter Spring 2021 Recreation Activity Guide with Tae Kwon Do picture Opens in new window

Register Online 

The Recreation Division has launched new registration software. Read on for instructions on how to set-up an account and answers to frequently asked questions.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
For Santa Clara County information related to COVID-19, please call 211 or go to their website.  

Food Resources
The Recreation Division is assisting with FREE food distribution at the following locations:

  • Box Lunches for Seniors on Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna Street. 
  • Breakfast and Lunch for Gilroy Children on Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 2:00pm at San Ysidro Park, 7700 Murray Avenue. Children do not need to be present to receive food, adults can pick up the food on behalf of their children under the age of 18. Meal-to-go bags contain a breakfast item and a hot lunch. The program flyer contains more details.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Brown Bag Drive-thru Program on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00am at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St.