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.
Our recreation centers offer many facilities and programs for active seniors. Resources include fitness rooms, indoor pools, indoor tracks, access to computers and computer lessons, and a variety of exercise classes. Memberships cost only $25 a year for adults ages 62 or older.
We host fitness programs designed specifically for people with limited mobility, from wheelchair aerobics to adaptive tennis.
The Adapted Aquatics exercise program offers a complete body workout that ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise.
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.
Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs.
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.
Our parks are home to a wide variety of avian species throughout the year. Come on a birding trip and learn more.
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.
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!