McCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Bayard Street and Driggs Avenue
Directions via Google Maps
Located in McCarren Park
Laura Nunez (Center
Manager), Harold Benjamin (Deputy Center Manager), Jostin Rodriguez (Deputy
Phone: (718) 218-2380
Fax: (718) 218-2390
How to Join Our Recreation Centers
To become a member, you must first visit your local recreation center. Bring a completed Recreation Center Membership Registration form, a valid ID, and proof of your Covid-19 vaccination.
Health and Safety
Beginning December 14, 2021, proof of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is required for children ages 5-11.
Beginning December 27, 2021, proof of a full vaccine regimen of a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization, such as two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is required for individuals 12 and older.
Beginning January 28, 2022, proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is required for children 5-11.
In order to keep our members and employees safe and healthy, we ask that you help us prevent the spread of COVID-19. When using a recreation center, please make sure that you:
- Stay home if you are sick
- Maintain six feet of physical distance
- Wear an acceptable face covering, and
- Wash your hands often
You will be asked to complete a health screening and your temperature will be taken before you enter the facility.You will be required to wear a mask unless you are medically unable to do so.
Interested in learning computers or multimedia production? Visit the media lab in your recreation center and sign up for a wide range of programs! Media Education workshops are free with membership and open to people of all ages and abilities.
Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time. Registration hours end at least 30 minutes before closing time. Other activities may shut down 15 minutes early.
Recreation centers operate in seasonal schedules, with program availability additionally affected by Parks' afterschool and summer camps. Programs rotate in the following increments: January - March, April - June, July - September and October - December.
Media Labs follow their own 6-12 week schedules, depending on the type of class being offered.
On holidays (New Year's Day and Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Eve, and Christmas Day and Eve), recreation center hours will change. Please visit our Recreation Center Holiday Schedule for details.
Recreation Center Membership Gift Cards
Give the Gift of Sports, Fitness and Fun!
Purchase a Recreation Center Membership Gift Card, and share the joy of health with a family member, friend, or loved one. Gift Cards may be redeemed at any one of Parks' 35 recreation centers across New York City.
Accessible Fitness Equipment (2)
Picnic Area (1)
Afterschool Room (1)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (1)
Pool (Outdoor) (1)
Basketball Court (Outdoor) (1)
Skate Park (Outdoor) (1)
Cardio Room (1)
Soccer Field (Outdoor) (1)
Fitness Room (1)
Game Room (1)
Stretching Area (1)
Table Tennis Table (5)
Teen Room (1)
Media Lab (1)
Tennis Court (Outdoor) (4)
Multipurpose Room (3)
Track (Outdoor) (1)