The Floral Park Recreation Department has once again planned one of the annual traditions of the spring season. The youth Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 8. In addition to the egg hunt, children will also be able to enjoy games and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The actual hunt for children 5 and under will start in Tiny Town at 9:30 a.m., while children 6 and above will have their egg hunt by the stage area with a beginning time of 9:45 a.m.
The recreation staff is currently preparing fields for the upcoming youth and adult baseball and softball seasons. Just before the late blizzard the recreation staff was able to make a push to aerate and seeded all fields. Work was also being done to manicure and upgrade the various infields before the snow. An excellent job of readying these highly used fields is being done by recreation staff members Don Haug Sr and Don Haug Jr., John Michon, Rich Clifford, Brian Dunn, Jim Ratto, Evan DeClemente, Steve Tursi, Matt Rohde, Owen Hammond, Kyle Meyfohrt and Mike Karph.
Once again, this spring the Recreation Department will be offering adult day time tennis lessons. Classes for both beginners and intermediate players, will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. and Noon. Lessons also available on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. for intermediate players and 9:05 a.m. for beginners. The tentative starting date for these instructional programs is Tuesday, April 18 and Saturday April 15. Applications and registration will be April 1 in the Recreation/Pool Building or the Park Shelterhouse, Mondays through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Park hours at the present time are 8 a.m. to dusk. Residents are reminded that the 2016/2017 Floral Park Leisure Pass is a prerequisite for all those who use these facilities. Applications for the 2016/2017 leisure pass are available in the Park Shelterhouse or the recreation/pool building.
Centennial Gardens will kick off the 2017 season opening its gates Saturday April 1. Centennial Gardens is open daily from 12 to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). The Floral Park Conservation Society is always looking for donations of bird seed that may be dropped off at the recreation/pool building lobby. Please help support our wild life by donations a bag of seed.