Sports, Recreation, & Fitness
The Central Park Conservancy offers a wide variety of Recreation Programs based out of the North Meadow Recreation Center, located mid-Park at 97th Street. The Center provides a safe, outdoor setting where people of all ages can play sports, participate in clinics, and take part in healthful activities throughout the year. Please call 212-348-4867 for more information on recreation youth and adult programs.
For information about sports permits, visit our FAQ page.
Recreation programs are supported by the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Meet at North Meadow Recreation Center(Mid-Park at 97th Street)
Get fit as you enjoy views of beautiful Park landscapes. Ages 18+. Copresented with the New York Walkers Club.
This program is FREE; pre-registration is recommended.
Saturdays, April 30, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18
Ages 4-6: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 7-11: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between 5th and Lenox Avenues
Spend a Saturday on the Harlem Meer with our fishing experts. Youth participants will learn new fishing techniques, such as baiting and casting, and enhance their fishing skills through small-group instruction. Program includes lessons in Central Park's aquatic ecology and diverse fish species. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; advance registration required. For more information or to register for a session, email email@example.com.
Every Saturday, April 2 – October 29
Ages 5-8 (Co-ed): 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 9-14 (Girls Only): 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 9-17 (Co-ed): 12:00 – 2:00 pm
North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-Park at 97th Street
Learn and enhance your skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 5 – 17. Free and open to players of all abilities.
Our youth basketball tournaments provide adolescents from all five boroughs with a safe, yet competitive environment in which to play and enhance their skills in basketball. The program is free, however admission into the tournament is by invitation only. Please call 212.348.4867 for more information. We highly encourage the participation of schools and other youth organizations.
May 2 – June 16 Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages: 10 – 17
July 5 – August 11, Monday – Thursday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages: 10 – 17
FALL INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENT
October 1, Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ages: 9 – 14
Saturdays, May 1 – August 14
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 10-18 (Co-ed)
North Meadow Recreation Center Handball Courts, Mid-Park at 97th Street
Join us for free instructional handball clinics and competitive tournaments for youth ages 10-18 years old. Each program will focus on skill development, competitive play and sportsmanship. Open to players of all abilities.
We're sorry; the fall 2015 and winter 2016 Youth Beginner Ice Skating Clinics are currently full. Please call the North Meadow Recreation Center at 212-348-4867 to be placed on a waiting list.
Session 1: Wednesdays, November 18 - December 9; 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 2: Fridays, November 20 - December 11; 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 3: Wednesdays, January 6 - February 3; 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Session 4: Fridays, January 8 - February 5; 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Lasker Rink, Mid-Park between 106th and 108th Streets (enter Park at 110th and Lenox Avenue)
Learn to enjoy Central Park’s oldest pastime. Registration is now open for fall and winter Youth Beginner Ice Skating Clinics. This free, 5-lesson ice skating clinic teaches the basic elements of ice-skating through group and individual instruction. Each session includes equipment rental. Ages 6-10. Space is limited; Free. pre-registration is required. Two-session maximum per child. Please call 212-348-4867 for more information.
We're sorry. The 2016 Youth Beginner Hockey Clinic is currently full. Please call the North Meadow Recreation Center at 212-348-4867 for more information or to be added to our email list.
January 4 – March 14
Mondays: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lasker Rink, Mid-Park between 106th and 108th Streets
Space is limited; Free. Pre-registration is required.
A weekly beginner level hockey program for youth. Each session consists of skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play. All equipment will be provided. Ages 6 – 9. Please call 212.348.4867 for more information.
This program is sponsored by the Central Park Conservancy Women's Committee