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Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

W. 59 St., W. 60 St., bet. Amsterdam Ave. and W. End Ave.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, formerly known as Recreation Center 59, has been a vital community resource since the early 20th century. First purchased by the City in 1906 for use as a playground, the park parcel spanned mid-block lots from West 59th to West 60th Streets. Soon thereafter, the 60th Street Bathhouse opened on site. By 1942, the park had expanded to its present size.

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Recreation CentersGertrude Ederle Recreation Center

On Monday, November 3 to Wednesday, November 5, the swimming pool at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is closed for improvements. It is expected to reopen on Thursday, November 6, but the schedule is subject to change. Please call the center at (212) 397-3159 for more information.
Anticipated Completion: 11/14/2014

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