Activities & Resources
North Meadow Recreation Center050in New York, NY 10025
about North Meadow Recreation Center:
Built originally as stables, the building was converted to a recreational facility in the early 1990s, and underwent a second refurbishment in 1998.
The exterior of the building was preserved to protect its Landmark status, but the interior has a cushioned exercise floor, high ceilings, and an indoor climbing wall.
Each program uses innovative approaches to encourage self-esteem among the elementary, middle school, and high school age students that participate.
Kids ages six to eleven can sign up for Camp Central Park/Winter Wonderland during the winter break. Winter Wonderland campers explore Central Park through rock climbing, ice-skating, special winter nature hikes, and arts & crafts. Register early; space is limited.
Basketball Clinics are held for kids ages eight to 17, and are geared to increase skills in basketball, team building, and sportsmanship. Saturdays 12n-2pm (seasonally, Spring-Fall).
Twelve handball courts and six basketball courts are open on a first come, first served basis daily from 10am-7pm.
The Center also loans out Field Day kits. With a photo ID, a visitor can borrow a kit containing a basketball, 10 cones, three bats, a horseshoe set, a playground ball, a nerf ball, a football, a Frisbee, two handballs, a soccer ball, a jump rope, two whiffle balls, and hula hoops.