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Gates Recreation & Parks Department offers a variety of programs, special events, park facilities and services for all members of the Gates community. Our seasonal program brochures are delivered to all homeowners during the months of December, April and August. This can also be viewed on-line using the link below.

Mission Statement

The department's mission is to provide accessible, affordable, and quality leisure programs, activities, services and facilities to all residents of the Town of Gates and to actively inform and educate residents about the role of the Gates Recreation and Parks Department. Also, to ensure residents that all programs and facilities are available for the public to participate in regardless of race, gender, income, physical disabilities, creed or other barriers that would preclude participation.

The Gates Recreation and Parks Department will continue to stress the value of positive leisure experiences and continue to maintain liaisons with other public and private organizations that impact upon the education, health, safety and leisure needs of residents.

Visit the Gates Recreation & Parks Department website for department news, staff contact information, program & registration information, park facility information and community group links.

Phone:  247-6100 Ext. 235

Activity Line:  426-1670

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Last Updated (Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:36)

Departments - Recreation and Parks

Town of Gates



[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Gates 8-30-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]




Recreation Department -- See Ch. 47.

Tents and awnings -- See Ch. 172.


§ 134-1. Title.


This chapter shall be known as the "Recreation and Parks Ordinance of the Town of Gates."

§ 134-2. Purpose.


The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in areas owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the Town of Gates and designated or operated as public parks or recreation areas and to contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the users thereof by regulating the hours of use, by regulating the use of motorized vehicles and by prohibiting certain activities inimical to customary parks and recreation uses.


§ 134-3. Regulations.


A. Unless otherwise provided by resolution of the Town Board, town parks and recreation areas will be open to the general public from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. These hours are subject to change by the Recreation & Parks Director. Except as herein provided, entrance to or occupancy of any such park or recreation area is prohibited. The Town Board or its designee may allow the use of such areas for times other than those herein specified upon application to said Board and a permit issued for such use. [Amended 2-5-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]


B. Activities sponsored by or conducted by the Recreation and Parks Commission of the Town of Gates shall not be subject to the time limitation herein specified.


C. All organizations and their associated persons using the town parks must provide a certificate of liability insurance naming the Town of Gates as an additional insured regarding injuries and/or claims arising from use of the town parks in order to obtain a facilities permit. [Added 2-5-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]


D. Any person or organization intending to erect a tent or canopy eight feet by eight feet or

larger must obtain a tent permit from the Gates Town Board pursuant to Chapter 172 of the

Gates Town Code. [Added 2-5-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]


E. Any organizations and their associated persons intending to provide, distribute, sell and/or

consume alcoholic beverages in the town parks must have a facilities permit, including an endorsement allowing the introduction of alcohol to the parks and, if applicable, a permit from the New York State Liquor Authority. [Added 2-5-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]

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