Parks and Recreation Facilities in your City (Entertainment)
Since 1910 New York City has offered indoor Recreation Centers that now offer just about any type of fun you can think of. The services are affordable and extensive. The centers offer indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, art studios and game rooms. There are libraries and a range of subjects to learn from self- help to skills of various subjects from business courses to basket weaving hobbies. If you are a New York City resident and have an Identification Card you are eligible for discounts. Sometimes they are closed on holidays but each center has their own hours.
New York is a large state and contains over 1,700 parks for your enjoyment. It offers lots of hiking and playgrounds but is also affiliated with lots of other attractions like historic houses, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and a large public art program. How else is the city going to keep the millions of people that live and visit it daily busy? Where do you start? Well, decide on how you want to arrange a park trip to your interests. Are you looking for a romantic getaway? Maybe a historic site interests you or even a scientific learning trip.
For romance a long walk is always good. Try Van Cortland Park in the Bronx and walk around the lake or hike the John Muir Nature Trail for great fall foliage scenes this time of year. Or go to Bronx Park and witness the spectacular waterfall on New York City’s only freshwater river the Bronx River.
If you love historic houses to view there are many to choose from. The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx is an elegant giant. In contrast there is the tiny Edgar Allen Poe Cottage also in the Bronx. Or visit the Colonial Van Cortland House Museum in New York City.
It doesn’t have to be all fun and games. There are computer resource centers offered by the Parks and Recreation of New York City that will provide you with the guidance you need on the computer weather you are a first time user or a teen that needs help with making movies or power-points or a job seeker needing help finding a job or making a great resume, there are places that offer classes and general help. There are centers located in all the five boroughs. Have fun and enjoy all that New York City has to offer for you.