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Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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

Manhattan

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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 Wednesday, December 24, the Bootcamp, Ab Blast, Kettlebell, Cross-Training and Zumba classes are cancelled. Also, there are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center Weather

  • Sun
    Mostly Cloudy
    55°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    47°F
  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
    34°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    34°F

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