Hansborough Recreation Center

W. 134 St., Lenox Terrace Pl.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The 134th Street Bathhouse opened to the public on June 1, 1925 under the auspices of Manhattan Borough President Julius Miller. It was one of many bathhouses built early in the century to promote public health, hygiene, and recreation. According to a 1927 newspaper article, the Harlem facility was built at a cost of almost $500,000 and was “the last word in shower bath construction.” The stunning natatorium (meaning indoor swimming pool, from the Latin natare, to swim) was decorated with tiles, mosaics, and ceramic panels depicting sea creatures.

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Low Impact Fitness for Adults

Adults will learn the basic steps of fitness that will help guide them daily while improving health and proper habits.

Directions to Hansborough Recreation Center

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Indoor Pools
Hansborough Recreation Center Pool

The indoor pool is closed at this location.

Recreation Centers
Hansborough Recreation Center

The elevator at the Hansborough Recreation Center is currently not operating. We apologize.

The pool at Hansborough Recreation Center is currently closed due to construction. Visit our Capital Tracker page for updates on this project.

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  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center
  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center
  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center
  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center
  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center
  • Heart of the Community at Hansborough Recreation Center

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