Alfred E. Smith 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.
80 Catherine Street
New York, NY 10038
Cherry & Monroe Streets
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Alfred E. Smith Playground
Ali Khan (Center Manager), Kimberly Donovan (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (646) 992-7859 (212) 285-0300
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.
Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time. Some activities may shut down 15 minutes early.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.
Artificial Turf Field (1)
Locker Room (2)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (1)
Media Lab (1)
Basketball Court (Outdoor) (1)
Multipurpose Room (1)
Dance Room (1)
Picnic Area (1)
Fitness Room (1)
Table Tennis Table (2)
Handball Court (Outdoor) (1)
Volleyball Court (Indoor) (1)