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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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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

On Monday, May 27, 2019, this recreation center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Recreation CentersHansborough Recreation Center

Beginning Sunday, May 12, 2019, the indoor pool will be closed as part of an ongoing project to renovate the pool, it is being drained to perform an extensive inspection of the pool basin. Access to the center will not be impacted due to this work. For your indoor pool needs, we encourage you to use NYC Parks’ other indoor pools in Manhattan and the Bronx. The three nearest NYC Parks facilities with indoor pools are Recreation Center 54, located at 348 East 54th Street in Manhattan, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, located at 232 West 60th Street in Manhattan, and St. Mary’s Recreation Center, located at 450 St. Ann’s Avenue in the Bronx. We thank you for your patience while we work to address and improve Hansborough Recreation Center. If you have additional questions, Center Management and facility staff can provide members with information on alternative sites, classes and Lap Swim hours. Additional questions can be answered by staff at (212) 234-9601. Please visit the parks website for any changes or updates to the schedule.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020

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