Chelsea Recreation Center

Membership Information | Holiday Schedule

Please be advised that the Chelsea Recreation Center gymnasium will be closed for our Halloween Event on October 17 to October 24. We apologies for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can join us for the Halloween Event on October 21 and 22.

430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Cross Streets:

9th & 10th avenues

Directions via Google Maps
Located in Chelsea Recreation Center

Accessible Facilities
This is an Accessible Recreation Center.

Center Management: Orlando Sanders (Center Manager), John Contreras (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (212) 255-3705
Fax: (212) 255-3706

How to Join Our Recreation Centers

To become a member, you must first visit your local recreation center. Bring a completed Recreation Center Membership Registration form and a valid ID.

Learn more about our recreation center memberships

Health and Safety

Effective March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination, temperature checks, and health screenings are no longer required to enter our recreation centers.

Masks are strongly encouraged during all activities at recreation centers. Wash your hands before attending a program and stay home if you are sick.

Additional Information

Interested in learning computers or multimedia production? Visit the media lab in your recreation center and sign up for a wide range of programs! Media Education workshops are free with membership and open to people of all ages and abilities.

Monday through Friday evenings, the building is open for all activities until 8:00 p.m.

On Monday through Friday, access for youth members is permitted in the facility from 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Youth members under the age of 16 years old are prohibited from using fitness rooms and fitness equipment.


Members are encouraged to secure valuables in security lockers located near the front desk. It is recommended that a strong/sturdy key lock be used to secure belongings in the locker room.

Management reserves the right to amend all schedules & room availabilities without prior notice.

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:
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Afterschool Room (2)

Gymnasium (1)

Arts & Crafts Room (1)

Lobby (1)

Basketball Court (Indoor) (6)

Locker Room (6)

Cardio Room (2)

Media Lab (1)

Dance Room (1)

Pool (Indoor) (1)

Fitness Room (2)

Pool Table (2)

Foosball Table (1)

Table Tennis Table (2)

Game Room (1)

Volleyball Court (Indoor) (2)

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