Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center
348 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
1st & 2nd Avenues
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Recreation Center 54
Bobby Vangelatos (Center
Manager), Alisa Brogdon (Deputy Center
Phone: (212) 754-5411 (212) 754-0293
This is an Accessible Recreation Center.
With safety precautions in mind, in order to limit the number of people in the facility, you must have an advance reservation to use this recreation center. Please visit our Recreation Center Reservations page to schedule your visit page to schedule your visit.
For the safety of our employees and patrons, some amenities or programs may have been changed or removed. Please check your individual center for information.
At this time, indoor pools are not open to the public.
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.
Please note: Recreation Center members must store their personal belongings in the lockers using a sturdy, key lock. You may be asked to show your lock at the front desk in order to ensure the security of your belongings. This facility shuts its doors at closing time. All activities 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.
Accessible Fitness Equipment (1)
Media Lab (1)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (1)
Multipurpose Room (1)
Cardio Room (1)
Pool (Indoor) (1)
Dance Room (1)
Stretching Area (1)
Fitness Room (1)
Table Tennis Table (3)
Track (Indoor) (1)
Volleyball Court (Indoor) (1)
Locker Room (2)