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§2-14 Recreation Center Membership Fees

a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Recreation Center. "Recreation Center" shall mean a building or structure located within property under the jurisdiction of the Department, with the primary purpose of providing recreational programming and other community activities.

Adult Membership Fee. “Adult Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons between and including 25 and 61 years of age, except for patrons who qualify for the Veteran Membership Fee or the Person with Disability Membership Fee. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card). “Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card)” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present a valid IDNYC Card when purchasing or renewing a membership and who are between and including 25 and 61 years of age, except for patrons who qualify for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee, the Veteran Membership Fee, or the Person with Disability Membership Fee. This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Child Membership Fee. "Child Membership Fee" means the membership fee for use of recreation centers  for all patrons under 18 years of age.  This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Person with Disability Membership Fee.  “Person with Disability Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present government-issued photo identification along with one of the following documents when purchasing or renewing a membership:

  • New York City Department of Transportation Parking Permit for People with Disabilities (PPPD);
  • MTA Access-A-Ride ID card;
  • MTA Reduced Fare ID card; or
  • New York State Parks Individual Access Pass.

This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers. 

Recreation Center Without Indoor Pool. "Recreation Center Without Indoor Pool" shall include all recreation centers without indoor pools, including, but not limited to the following recreation centers: Fort Hamilton Recreation Center, Greenbelt Recreation Center, Highbridge Recreation Center, Hunts Point Recreation Center, Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, Herbert Von King Recreation Center, Sunset Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Center, J.Hood Wright Recreation Center, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, Sorrentino Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, St. James Recreation Center, Faber Recreation Center, Lyons Recreation Center, Al Oerter Recreation Center, Owen Dolen Recreation Center, and West Bronx Recreation Center.

Recreation Center With Indoor Pool. “Recreation Center With Indoor Pool” shall include all recreation centers with indoor pools, including, but not limited to the following recreation centers: St. Mary's Recreation Center, Brownsville Recreation Center, Metropolitan Pool Recreation Center, St. John's Recreation Center, Asser Levy Recreation Center, Hansborough Recreation Center, Recreation Center 54, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center, Chelsea Recreation Center, and Roy Wilkins Recreation Center.

Senior Citizen Membership Fee.  “Senior Citizen Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons 62 years of age and over. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee.

Session Fees. "Session Fees" shall mean all fees associated with specific instructor-led courses including, but not limited to the following activities: aerobic classes, martial arts instruction, music lessons, and yoga classes.

Veteran Membership Fee. “Veteran Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present one of the following forms of documentation when purchasing or renewing a membership:

  • 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);
  • Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge (DD-214) with government-issued photo identification; or
  • National Guard Bureau Report of Separation & Record of Service (NGB-22) with government-issued photo identification.

This membership does not include session fees.  Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers. 

Young Adult Membership Fee.  “Young Adult Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons between and including 18 and 24 years of age. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.  Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Young Adult Membership Fee.

b. No person shall use any recreation center and/or participate in activities requiring the payment of a session fee as defined in this section unless such person has paid the applicable annual membership fee set forth in subdivision (c) of this section in addition to any applicable session fees.

c. Recreation Center Membership Fee Schedules.
The Commissioner shall charge a recreation center member subject to these provisions the amount set forth in the following schedule for an annual membership. Such annual membership does not include session fees.

Type of Membership Recreation Center with Indoor Pool Recreation Center without Indoor Pool
Child Membership Fee $0 $0
Young Adult Membership Fee $25 $25
Adult Membership Fee $150 $100
Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card) $135 $90
Veteran Membership Fee $25 $25
Person with Disability Membership Fee $25 $25
Senior Citizen Membership Fee $25 $25

d. Session Fees

1. Session fees will be set pursuant to the following schedule:

Type of Recreation Center Session Fee (Maximum)
Recreation Center with Indoor Pool $10-$100
Recreation Center without Indoor Pool $10-$100

2. Factors for Determination of Session Fees. In determining the amount of the session fees pursuant to the schedule above, the following factors shall be taken into consideration:

  1. the length of the course
  2. the number of scheduled classes
  3. the skill required for the instructor
  4. the expected number of participants
  5. such other information as the Commissioner deems relevant

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