Thomas Jefferson 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.
2180 First Avenue & E. 112 Street
New York, NY 10029
2180 1st Avenue @ 112th Street
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Thomas Jefferson Park
Carol Smith (Center Manager), Ruth Mendin (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (212) 860-1383 (212) 860-1372
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.
Monday-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time. All activities shut down 30 minutes prior to closing time.
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 (1)
Media Lab (1)
Afterschool Room (1)
Multipurpose Room (2)
Artificial Turf Field (1)
Picnic Area (4)
Athletic Field (3)
Basketball Court (Outdoor) (8)
Pool (Outdoor) (2)
Exercise Equipment (Outdoor) (1)
Pool Table (2)
Fitness Room (1)
Soccer Field (Outdoor) (1)
Handball Court (Outdoor) (4)
Track (Outdoor) (1)
Locker Room (2)