Metropolitan Recreation Center
261 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bedford Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue
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Located in Metropolitan Recreation Center
Lawrence James and Robert Lindo (Deputy Center
Phone: (718) 599-5707
Fax: (718) 599-5745
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 and a valid ID.
Health and Safety
Effective March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination, temperature checks, and health screenings are no longer required to enter our recreation centers.
Masks are strongly encouraged during all activities at recreation centers. Wash your hands before attending a program and stay home if you are sick.
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)