City Recreation Centers, Pools, Spray Parks Ready for Summer Vacation!

Joseph E. Robach

June 28, 2010

Now that school is out, Recreation Centers around the city will begin their summer programming, which will run from June 28 through August 20, generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities at the centers range from sports and games to swimming, meals, nature activities, arts and crafts, community service projects, and more. Full summer schedules for each center are on the city’s web site. Visit to link to the centers and access complete schedules.

The Recreation Centers opening summer programs are:

• School #17 Recreation Center, 158 Orchard Street 14611, 428-7248

• School #41 Recreation Center, 279 W. Ridge Rd. 14615, 428-1480

• School #42 Recreation Center, 3330 Lake Avenue 14612, 428-7829

• School #43 Recreation Center, 1305 Lyell Ave. 14606, 428-7212

• School #46 Recreation Center, 250 Newcastle Road 14610, 428-7294

• Adams Street Community Center, 85 Adams Street 14608, 428-7266

• Avenue D Community Center, 200 Avenue D 14621, 428-7934

• Campbell Street Community Center, 524 Campbell St. 14611, 428-7860

• Carter Street Community Center, 500 Carter St., 14621, 428-7890

• Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. 14608, 428-6769

• Field Street Recreation Center, 194 Field St. 14620, 428-7362

• Flint Street Community Center, 271 Flint St. 14608, 428-7001

• Gardiner Recreation Center, 75 Grover St. 14611, 428-7827

• Humboldt Recreation Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave. 14609, 428-7294

• John Marshall High School Recreation Center, 180 Ridgeway Ave. 14615, 428-6755

• LaGrange Recreation Center, 455 LaGrange Ave. 14615, 

• North Street Community Center, 700 North St., 14605, 428-7149

• Pierpont School #7 Recreation Center, 31 Bryan St. 14613, 428-6859

• Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue 14609, 428-7828

• South Avenue Community Center, 999 South Ave. 14620, 428-6015

For more information, contact the Bureau of Recreation at 428-6866.

Three recreation center pools, five high school pools and several on-demand spray parks will open on Monday, June 28, to help you beat the heat this summer. Durand Eastman Beach and Genesee Valley Park opened earlier this season.

Recreation Center Pools – opening June 28 (9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

o Flint Street Recreation Center, 271 Flint St. (June 28 through Aug. 20) 428-7001
o Avenue D Recreation Center, 200 Avenue D (June 28 through Aug. 20) 428-7934

These two pools are shallow, in-ground outdoor pools and offer free beginner-level swim lessons on weekday mornings (register at pools or call 428-7888 for more information). Open swim at these centers take place noon to 7 p.m. every weekday. These pools are open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are closed Sundays.

o Adams Street Pool, 85 Adams St. (June 28 through Aug. 21) 428-7456
Adams St. is an indoor pool that includes both shallow and deep ends. Free lessons for both beginner and advanced levels are available on weekday mornings (register at the pool or call 428-7888 for more information). Open swim is at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

There are many other programs offered at these pools. For a full schedule, go to and select Flint St., Avenue D, Adams Community Center and Pool.

Spray Parks

Several spray parks will be open daily from dawn to dusk beginning June 28. These are on-demand sites that will be available at any time during open hours. Locations of Spray Park Sites are:

o Manhattan Square Park, 353 Court St.(at the play area, NOT in the main fountain)
o Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St.(not available until July 5 week)
o North Street Community Center, 700 North St.
o Humboldt Recreation Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave.
o Fourth and Peck Park, Fourth and Peck St.
o Troup Street Park and Playground, Troup St.
o Carter Street Recreation Center, 500 Carter St.

High School Pools

Five high school pools will also open Monday. The pools are located at:

o Benjamin Franklin High School, 950 Norton St., #13 entrance
o Douglass Preparatory High School, 940 Fernwood Park, tennis court side entrance
o James Monroe High School, 164 Alexander St., Pear St. entrance
o John Marshall High School, 180 Ridgeway Ave., Avis entrance
o Wilson Foundation Academy at Madison, 200 Genesee St., McCree Way entrance

Free Summer Swim Lessons will be held at the high school pools Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 428-7888. Adult laps will be Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m. During this time there is also a parent and child swim (one Adult must accompany each child under six years old). Flotation devices are allowed.) Open swim sessions take place Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Group usage is available on selected Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.