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)
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.
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. Click here to register.
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 Woman's Committee
Every Saturday, April – October
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 5 – June 19 Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages: 10 – 17
July 7 – August 14, Monday – Thursday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages: 10 – 17
FALL INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENT
October 4, Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ages: 9 – 14
Check back soon for this year's schedule
North Meadow Soccer Fields A – C
Learn to play with the pros! Join us for a fun day of soccer drill and skills. Co-Presented by The New York Red Bulls. Ages 5 – 14. Space is limited; pre-registration required: 212.348.4867