Recreation Division

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Recreation Programs

Click on this button to access the registration website.

The Recreation Office is located at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna Street (mailing address remains 7351 Rosanna Street). 

Offices hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Picnic and field reservations at city parks are available. You can make a picnic reservation online and click on "Picnic Rental." If you have questions or would like to reserve a field, contact the Recreation office by email Recreation or call at  408-846-0460.

For information about swimming lessons and recreation swim at Christopher High School Aquatics Center, please visit Swimming Swan's website.

Gilroy Receation Logo with the Mission and Vision statements and 5 recreation photos

Gilroy Summer Day Camp Program

Attention income eligible residents living in the incorporated areas of Gilroy! At the FREE Gilroy Summer Day Camp Program, your child will participate in fun indoor and outdoor games, enrichment activities, arts & crafts. Snacks will be provided for each student

*Session 1: 6/26-7/6 | M-Th | 12:30 to 5:30pm | Free | Grades: 1-8 

*Session 2: 7/10-7/20 | M-Th | 12:30 to 5:30pm | Free | Grades: 1-8

*Session 3: 7/24-8/3| M-Th | 12:30 to 5:30pm | Free | Grades: 1-8

*The location of camp will be Cesar Chavez Gym, 227 IOOF Ave.

To register your child complete a CDBG Gilroy Youth Summer Camp Application and waiver can be accessed online or in-person at the Recreation Office, 7371 Hanna Street. All information provided is confidential and is used to meet Federal grant audit requirements. Please submit one of the following documents as proof of income with your application: Free or reduced Lunch Eligibility, Section 8 (copy or voucher), or Enrollment in any government assisted programs (Cal-fresh, Medi-Cal, cash aid, etc.).

The Recreation Division is committed to engaging high-risk youth and their families to social, recreational and educational programs that support and enhance their quality of life through Community-Based Recreation.

Food Resources

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

  • Lunch for Seniors - Monday through Friday at 11:00am at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna Street. Provided by the Mt. Madonna YMCA and Santa Clara County.
  • 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 Library, 350 W 6th Street.
  • Free Groceries at San Ysidro Park through Second Harvest Food Bank on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00pm. San Ysidro Park is located at 7700 Murray Avenue.

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