Metropolitan Recreation Center
New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.
Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.
261 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bedford Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Metropolitan Recreation Center
Lawrence James and Robert Lindo (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (718) 599-5707
This is a Limited Access Recreation Center.
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.
Every day, the pool schedule and any special announcements can be accessed by calling the center at (718) 599-5707.
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.
Cardio Room (1)
Multipurpose Room (1)
Fitness Room (1)
Pool (Indoor) (1)
Locker Room (2)