NYC Parks Resources for Seniors

NYC Parks offers a variety of programs for older adults to keep active, healthy, social and engaged in their community. From sports to nature walks, from dancing under the stars to laps in the pool, older adults can continue to lead physically active lives through sports, fitness, and outdoor adventure.

The Senior Games competition returns in May! Go for the gold in shuffleboard, cornhole, swimming, chess, dominoes, basketball, table tennis, track and field, and more! Register today!

Register for a
Senior Games activity

Our recreation centers offer many facilities and programs for active seniors. Resources include fitness rooms, indoor pools, indoor tracks, access to computers and media education, and a variety of exercise classes. Memberships cost only $25 a year for adults ages 62 or older.

Recreation Center membership information

A dozen indoor pools around NYC provide the opportunity for you to swim all year round. Indoor pools have regular lap swim hours and aquatics programming, all for just $25 a year for seniors.

Indoor Pool locations


We host fitness programs designed specifically for people with limited mobility, from wheelchair aerobics to adaptive tennis.

Accessible Programs locations and schedules

The Adapted Aquatics exercise program offers a complete body workout that ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise.

Adapted Aquatics locations and schedules

Our fitness search engine will help you look for programs, facilities, and leagues geared towards seniors, and find the fitness activity that's right for you.

Programs, facilities, and leagues for seniors in BeFitNYC

The City Parks Foundation offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking at locations throughout the city. 

City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness programs

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. 

Shape Up NYC locations and schedules

Water Exercise

Improve your health and socialize through water exercise classes at our indoor pools. 

Water Exercise program locations and schedules

Every summer we open the outdoor pools a little early in the morning, and keep them open a little later in the evening, just for lap swimmers.

Adult Lap Swim locations and schedules, and registration


Our parks are home to a wide variety of avian species throughout the year. Come on a birding trip and learn more.

Upcoming Birding events

Travel back in time with these history walks and lectures. Learn about the city's epic past, and visit some of its less-known relics.

Upcoming History events

Thousands of events are held in NYC Parks each year for people of all ages. Browse through a list of events that welcome seniors, and make your next outing in a park near you!

Upcoming Seniors events

Our popular Movies Under the Stars program offers family-friendly entertainment for people of all ages. Parks will be providing a minimum of  25 chairs at each of its movies for seniors, pregnant women, and disabled individuals.

Upcoming Movies Under the Stars events


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