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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Nyc Parks Recreation Centers Are More Than Just Gyms
Best of New York City’s Recreation Centers list features top picks for programming in the New Year
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Whether you are looking to get fit, learn a new skill, or fulfill a New Year’s resolution, NYC Parks Recreation Centers can help you meet your goals. NYC Parks Recreation Centers are more than just gyms, they include activities intended to help you stay healthy and make friends with your neighbors. A low-cost annual membership gives you a passport to amenities around the five boroughs like indoor pools, tracks, dance studios, art studios, games rooms, and computer classrooms and addition to gymnasiums, weight rooms and cardio equipment. Our 36 centers offer a wide range of programs for seniors, adults and children, including fitness and sports, afterschool programming for children ages 6 to 13, teen programs for youth 14 to 17, computer access and instruction, as well as a variety of leisure activities.
“Our Recreation Centers are more than just gyms – they’re as much about body building as they are about community building,” said Commissioner Silver. “Membership gives you access to everything from roller skating to racquetball, table tennis to woodworking. And with free membership for kids under 18, it’s easy for the whole family to join.”
Since 1910, NYC Parks has provided the most affordable and extensive network of recreational services throughout New York City. Today, Recreation Centers remain hubs of many New York City neighborhoods. NYC Parks offers affordable membership rates at centers citywide, with annual memberships as low as $100 for adults, $25 for seniors and young adults, and free memberships for youth under the age of 18.
In November 2015, NYC Parks opened its newest recreation center, the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex. This state of the art facility is the only indoor track and field venue in the nation to be certified by the International Association of Athletics Federation, Ocean Breeze features a 200 meter Mondo track, as well as two long jump pits, one pole vault, a high jump, and two weight throwing areas.