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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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New York Walkers Club

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Mission:To Encourage, improve and promote physical fitness and good community relations through walking for exercise and competition and for the dissemination of information to the public with regard to the benefits of walking for health. Walks meet every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. inside Central Park at East Dr and E 90 St.

Phone: wilson@pouch.com
Phone 2: 718-588-0441
Cost: $20/year 

 

Orchard Beach Walk

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an easy walk to Orchard Beach and back, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Senior Housing Pilot St and City Island Ave

 

Senior Stroll

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for the Senior Stroll. We meet all year round, walking inside in the rain or snow. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 626-3035
Fax: (718) 626-0954
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets every Monday and Thursday from April-Sept, weather permitting. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 893-3484
Fax: (718) 893-3261
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Wear a pedometer and walk with us every week around the neighborhood year-round, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 218-9673
Fax: (718) 388-6865
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Franz Sigel Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, NYCRR, Walton Ave, E 158 St, Grand Concourse, Bronx

Start Date: November 8, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the corner of 153rd Street and Grand Concourse.The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Gisela

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Schmul Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Wild Ave., Pearson St., Melvin Ave., Staten Island

Start Date: December 6, 2020
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! Instructor: Paul The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

Sign up here for updates on this class! For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Allerton Skatepark Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Bronx Park East &, Allerton Ave, Bronx

Start Date: November 7, 2020
Age:Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at Allerton Skatepark and walk through Bronx Park. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Amos

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Rockaway Beach (Beach 28th Street) Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Beach 28th Street, Far Rockaway, NY, Queens

Start Date: November 7, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the boardwalk at Beach 28th Street. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Alexis

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Cost: FREE 

 

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Walking

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Asser Levy Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 515 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.5 
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Bloomingdale Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Brower Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 280 Yards 
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Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Father Macris Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Fort Greene Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 935 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 1.75 
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Haffen Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 465 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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J. Hood Wright Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 195 Yards 
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Juniper Valley Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 820 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.25 
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Walking

Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
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