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Free Spring Sports Programs For 1,400 NYC Youth & Seniors

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City Parks Foundation (CPF) is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people and seniors this April.

From April through June, City Parks Foundation will host over 800 youth and 600 seniors in over 20 neighborhood parks and recreation centers for participation in FREE sports programs. Youth programs include golf, track & field, tennis, and senior programs include tennis, yoga, and fitness walking. Registration for all programs are now open online with limited walk-up registration offered at each site.

CityParks Golf presented with The First Tee NYC offers youth, ages six to 17, the opportunity to play golf at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The program will be held in two seven-week sessions, running from March 9 through April 28 in addition to May 6 through June 28. The program offers golf instruction for all skill levels at our facility and use of equipment. The Center features a 6-hole par 3 course, putting and chipping greens, a driving range, clubhouse and classroom.

CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall's Island Park. This program runs from April 7 - June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week.

CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks across the city. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 - June 14, gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking. All equipment is provided. The program has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and encourages older New Yorkers to maximize their health benefits by staying active.

Online registration is now open for all spring programs here.

Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits.

For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit here.

Generous public support for CityParks Junior Golf Center is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Presenting sponsor Fondation Lacoste (logo) In partnership with NYC Parks (logo) Generous public support for CityParks Track and Field is provided the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including Council Member Ruben Diaz, Sr., and Council Member Mark Treyger. In partnership with Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Parks.

Generous private support for CityParks Seniors Fitness is provided by David B. Pinter and Zwicker Electric Co., Inc., Northfield Bank Foundation, and the Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including Council Member Diana Ayala, Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Ruben Diaz, Sr., Council Member Mark Gjonaj, Council Member Debi Rose, Council Member Helen Rosenthal and Council Member Mark Treyger. In partnership with NYC Parks.

 

About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, we program in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City and reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

 

City Parks Foundation’s Spring 2019 Sports Schedule

 

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 - June 9, 2019

Brooklyn

Kaiser Park
Neptune Avenue & Bayview Avenue
April 21 - June 10
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bronx

Soundview Park
Lafayette Avenue & Morrison Avenue
April 21 - June 10
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Queens

Forest Park
Myrtle Avenue & Woodhaven Boulevard
April 21 - June 10
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

Manhattan

Thomas Jefferson Park
E. 112 Street & 1 Avenue
April 7 - June 23
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

CityParks Golf presented by The First Tee

Brooklyn

Junior Golf Center
8850 14 Avenue
Session One: March 9 - April 28
Session Two: May 6 - June 28

 

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners

April 22 - June 14, 2019

Bronx

Pelham Bay Park
Watt Avenue & Middletown Road
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tennis - Monday / Wednesday, 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. btw Boynton & Colgate Aves.
Fitness Walking - Monday / Wednesday, 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Yoga - Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway Avenue & Mosholu Avenue
Fitness Walking - Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E.
Yoga - Monday / Wednesday, 9:00am - 10:00am

Brooklyn

Kaiser Park
Neptune Avenue & Bayview Avenue
Tennis - Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Marine Park Nature Center
Ave. U & E. 32 Street
Yoga - Monday / Wednesday, 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

South Oxford Park
S. Oxford Street & Atlantic Avenue
Yoga - Wednesday / Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Manhattan

Carl Schurz Park
E. 86 Streat & East End Avenue
Fitness Walking - Monday / Friday, 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Central Park Tennis Courts
93rd Street near West Drive
Tennis - Friday, 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Inwood Hill Tennis Courts
207 Street & Seaman Avenue
Yoga - Monday / Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tennis - Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fitness Walking - Monday / Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Queens

Astoria Park Tennis Courts
21st. Street & Hoyt Avenue S
Tennis - Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike & 193 Street
Tennis - Tuesday / Thursday, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Road
Tennis - Monday / Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Boulevard & 177 Street
Tennis - Tuesday / Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 a. m. - 11:00 a.m.

Staten Island

Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber Street
Yoga - Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Park
Brielle Avenue between Rockland Avenue & Wolcott Avenue
Tennis - Monday / Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

 

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