Chelsea 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.
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
9th & 10th avenues
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Chelsea Recreation Center
Cynthaly Pinckney (Center Manager), Rich Martinez (Deputy Center Manager), Bobby Vangelatos (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (212) 255-3705
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.
On Monday through Friday evenings, the building is open for all activities until 9:00 p.m. The pool is the only building feature which stays open until 10:00 p.m.
On Monday through Friday, access for youth members is permitted in the facility from 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Youth members under the age of 16 years old are prohibited from using fitness rooms and fitness equipment.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members are encouraged to secure valuables in security lockers located near the front desk. It is recommended that a strong/sturdy key lock be used to secure belongings in the locker room.
Management reserves the right to amend all schedules & room availabilities without prior notice.
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.
Afterschool Room (2)
Arts & Crafts Room (1)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (6)
Locker Room (6)
Cardio Room (2)
Media Lab (1)
Dance Room (1)
Pool (Indoor) (1)
Fitness Room (2)
Pool Table (2)
Foosball Table (1)
Table Tennis Table (2)
Game Room (1)
Volleyball Court (Indoor) (2)