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Physical Activity

Free Physical Activities in NYC

Check the following to get active during the summer!
Shape Up NYC is a free group fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. Take classes like aerobics, bootcamp, and Zumba with instructors that make fitness fun! Classes are offered, outside, indoors, and virtually. Follow to learn more about class options.
Free Fitness Equipment is offered in NYC parks that can help you build strength all at your own convenience. To find park locations near you with fitness equipment, follow
Outdoor Fitness in NYC can help you enjoy the fresh air while working on your fitness goals. To locate running tracks, beautiful hiking and biking trails, courts, and fields near you, follow this
Free Fitness Events in NYC helps you find free and vibrant fitness classes, like yoga, Zumba, shadowboxing, and more, taking place all over the city. The communal workout classes are fun, but will also help you reach your fitness goals! Find events and locations at–new-york/free-fitness. All are welcome to attend.
Waterfront Workouts | Brooklyn Bridge Park has workout classes all summer long on Pier 6. From Morning Yoga to Sunset Pilates get ready to sweat and merge mind, body, soul, and skyline. Just come ready with a mat, towel, and water. Waterfront classes end mid-late September. Find more details at
Updated on May 26, 2022

NYC Parks: Free and Low-Cost Events
Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692
Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings at, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location on the right side of the nycparks website.
Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692 | 212-504-4115
Get your little kiddos up and active! Take part in fun and interactive activities run by NYC Parks throughout the summer. With several events, and programs, you’re bound to find something your little one would enjoy! Just browse through the listings at and register as needed for a summer of fun!
Updated on June 8, 2021

Recreation Centers
Recreation Centers in NYC offer affordable or free fitness facilities like indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, art studios, game rooms, and libraries.
— All New Yorkers
— All youth and young adults between the ages of 0-24 qualify for a free membership!
— To learn more about membership packages for adults 25-61, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, click on
How to Apply
— Complete a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form at and bring it with your payment to any of our recreation center locations with a government-issued ID, plus additional required documentation if you’re enrolling as a veteran or enrolling as a person with a disability.
— Youth may bring a student ID, passport, or birth certificate.
— If you do not have a valid form of identification, find out how to get one at Get Your IDNYC.
More Information
Find more details at
Updated on May 26, 2022

Find Public Parks & Recreation Centers
311 | 212-NEW-YORK outside the five boroughs |
Being outside and playing in nature is very important for the healthy development of children!
All New Yorkers and visitors!
Kids Events:
Learning Hub:
Ranger Programs:
Kids in Motion and more:
How to Find Programs
— Visit and click “Search by Location and/or Facilities” to tailor your search to your zip code, borough, or recreational interest
— Locate recreational centers at
Other parks in New York City: In addition to City parks, the five boroughs of New York also possess beautiful state and national parks, waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Get to know where they are and discover beaches, piers, museums, and landmark attractions! Go to
Updated on March 28th, 2021

NYC Parks: Youth Sports Programs & Instructional Clinics |
311 | City Parks Foundation phone (212) 360-1399 | email
— Children under 18 residing in New York City
— Recreation Centers memberships are free for children under 18
— NYC Parks sports events are free to the public
— Check with your local recreation center or the CityParks Foundation for more details about registration, schedules, programming and locations
— Find a variety of training activities in the box below

Basketball Baseball Cycling
Flag Football Golf Soccer
Street Hockey Tennis Track

How to Apply
~ Recreation Centers
— Download a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form and fill it out
— Bring your application to nearest center; locate one at
**Valid ID and proof of vaccination required
~ CityParks Foundation
— Go to and choose a sport program
— Check group age and schedules
— Sign up for classes
~ NYC Parks Events
— Go to
— Apply filters for types of program. For example you can check off “Fitness” and “Sports” in the list on the right
— On the left side see the results. Check if a recreation center membership is required
Learn more at
Updated on May 17, 2021

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