St. John’s Recreation Center

Membership Information | Holiday Schedule

St. John’s Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.

1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Cross Streets:

Between Troy and Schenectady Avenues

Directions via Google Maps

Located in St. John's Park

Center Management: Steve Groce (Center Manager), Donna Algood-Walls (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (718) 771-2787
Fax:(718) 771-2693

Accessible Facilities This is an Accessible 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.

Additional Information

Registration hours:

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.

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Building Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Athletic Field (3)

Multipurpose Room (1)

Basketball Court (Indoor) (3)

Playground (1)

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)

Gymnasium (1)

Teen Room (1)

Locker Room (2)

Track (Outdoor) (1)

Media Lab (1)

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