St. John’s Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Between Troy and Schenectady Avenues
Directions via Google Maps
Located in St. John's Park
Steve Groce (Center
Manager), Donna Algood-Walls (Deputy Center
Phone: (718) 771-2787
This is an Accessible Recreation Center.
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
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.
Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Members must bring a strong/sturdy key lock and secure their belongings in the lockers.
Management reserves the right to amend all schedules & room availabilities without prior notice.
Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time. Some 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.
Athletic Field (3)
Multipurpose Room (1)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (3)
Billiard Room (1)
Pool (Indoor) (1)
Cardio Room (1)
Pool Table (1)
Dance Room (1)
Soccer Field (Outdoor) (1)
Fitness Room (2)
Table Tennis Table (2)
Teen Room (1)
Locker Room (2)
Track (Outdoor) (1)
Media Lab (1)