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Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center

Membership Information | Holiday Schedule

We are experiencing a temporary loss of regular phone service. Please use 646.983.0655 or 646.300.2956 to contact the center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2180 First Avenue & E. 112 Street
New York, NY 10029
Cross Streets:

2180 1st Avenue & East 112th Street

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Located in Thomas Jefferson Park

Center Management: David Deas (Center Manager), Noel Byfield (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (646) 983-0655 (646) 983-0655
Fax:(646) 983-0655

Accessible Facilities This is an Accessible Recreation Center.

United States veterans and people with disabilities can now become recreation center members for only $25 per year. Visit or call any recreation center to find out more.

Additional Information

Monday December 25, 2017 Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center will be closed. Happy Holidays!

Monday January 1, 2018 Thomas Jefferson recreation Center will be Closed Happy New Year! 
Registration Hours:
Monday-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time. All activities  shut down 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Recreation centers operate in seasonal schedules, with program availability additionally affected by Parks' afterschool and summer camps. Programs rotate in the following increments: January - March, April - June, July - September and October - December.

Media Labs follow their own 6-12 week schedules, depending on the type of class being offered.


On holidays (New Year's Day and Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Eve, and Christmas Day and Eve), recreation center hours will change. Please visit our Recreation Center Holiday Schedule for details.

Recreation Center Membership Gift Cards

Give the Gift of Sports, Fitness and Fun!

Purchase a Recreation Center Membership Gift Card, and share the joy of health with a family member, friend, or loved one. Gift Cards may be redeemed at any one of Parks' 35 recreation centers across New York City.

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Building Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


View Center Schedule

View Media Lab Schedule


Accessible Fitness Equipment (1)

Media Lab (1)

Afterschool Room (1)

Multipurpose Room (2)

Artificial Turf Field (1)

Picnic Area (4)

Athletic Field (3)

Playground (1)

Basketball Court (Outdoor) (8)

Pool (Outdoor) (2)

Exercise Equipment (Outdoor) (1)

Pool Table (2)

Fitness Room (1)

Soccer Field (Outdoor) (1)

Handball Court (Outdoor) (4)

Sprinkler (1)

Lobby (1)

Track (Outdoor) (1)

Locker Room (2)

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