Recreation Center Membership
Our recreation centers are more than just indoor gyms! Join a recreation center and become part of a community of New Yorkers who support each other. With a membership, you can get fit, learn new skills, develop your hobbies, and make friends.
Recreation Center Locations
To find a recreation center in your area, visit our recreation center locations page.
Become a member, and get access to hundreds of different programs, facilities, and activities, including:
Arts & Tech Courses
Fitness and Dance Classes
Gyms and Indoor Tracks
*Included in membership packages with access to all recreation centers.
Take a Look Inside our Recreation Centers
Here are some more highlights of programs and activities at our recreation centers. Take a look inside
Adults 25 through 61
Access to All Centers
Annual Membership Fee: $150
Six-month membership available for $75
Access to Any Center Without An Indoor Pool
Annual Membership Fee: $100
Six-month membership available for $50
Seniors 62 and over,
People with Disabilities,
Access to All Centers
Annual Membership Fee: $25
Young Adults 18 through 24,
Youth under 18
Access to All Centers
Instructor-led courses like aerobics, martial arts, music or yoga may require additional session fees.
New Yorkers ages 25-61 receive a 10 percent discount for all adult recreation center memberships if they have a New York City ID. To get this discount, just show your IDNYC card at membership registration.
How to Join Our Recreation Centers
Complete a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form and bring it with your payment to any of our recreation center locations with a government-issued ID, plus additional required documentation if you're enrolling as a veteran or enrolling as a person with a disability. Youth may bring a student ID, passport, or birth certificate. If you do not have a valid form of identification, find out how to get one at Get Your IDNYC.
Recreation Center Membership Registration Form
The membership registration form can be filled out and printed from your computer. Signatures must be handwritten. Most fields are mandatory. For more information or assistance, please call any recreation center.
Memberships must be paid with:
- A major credit or debit card
- A money order
- A check made out to "City of New York/Parks & Recreation"
There is no sign-up fee. Cash is not accepted. Refunds are not available.
About Enrolling as a Person with a Disability
Most recreation centers are fully wheelchair-accessible, with adaptive equipment and programs. Please visit each recreation center page for more information. Aides for people with disabilities may access the centers free of charge in order to assist a person with a disability. They may be asked to sign in at the front desk before accessing the facility. Service animals are welcome.
To enroll as a person with a disability, you'll need to bring a government-issued photo ID and one of the following:
- New York City Department of Transportation Parking Permit for People with Disabilities (PPPD)
- MTA Access-A-Ride ID Card
- MTA Reduced Fare ID Card
- New York State Parks Individual Access Pass
- Certification from the New York State Office of Mental Health that the patron is receiving services from a program it licenses, operates, certifies, or funds
- Certification from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities that the patron is eligible to receive services from a program it licenses, operates, certifies, or funds
- Certification from the New York State Commission for the Blind that the patron has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better or stronger eye with best correction, or a restricted field of vision of 20 degrees or less in the better or stronger eye
About Enrolling as a Veteran
To enroll as a veteran, you'll need to bring a government-issued photo ID and one of the following:
- Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge (DD-214)
- National Guard Bureau Report of Separation & Record of Service (NGB-22)
- New York City IDNYC with Veteran Designator*
- New York State DMV Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with Veteran Designator*
- United States Uniformed Services Identification Card for Retired Personnel (DD-2 RET)
- U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Hospital Identification Card (VHIC)
*Does not require additional government-issued photo identification, since it satisfies both requirements.
Visitors of New York City must purchase a recreation center membership to use the facilities, and are encouraged to refer to the Recreation Centers page for hours of operation.
Give the Gift of Health
Recreation center gift memberships are now available at indoor recreation facilities citywide. Call individual recreation centers for details.