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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

This Recreation Center's hours are affected over Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, November 25, it opens at its regularly scheduled time, but closes at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 26 it is closed. Regular hours resume on Friday, November 27.
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2015

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