City Parks Foundation Announces Fall 2017 Season of CityParks Senior Fitness

CITY PARKS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FALL 2017 SEASON OF CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS

Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction in 16 parks September 18 – October 27, 2017

New York, NY — City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The fall 2017 season of Seniors Fitness programs begins the week of September 18, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 16 parks across the five boroughs.

CityParks Seniors Fitness, supported by New York Road Runners, has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

“Exercise is important at all ages, but it is particularly important for seniors who typically lead more sedentary lifestyles,” says Mike Silverman, Director of Sports at City Parks Foundation. “We’ve found that exercising even just once a week helps participants feel better mentally and emotionally. The program is a great opportunity for seniors to be social and meet new people in their neighborhoods, while getting outside and having some fun.”

All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 27th.

Online registration for Seniors Fitness is encouraged and may be completed here.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour unless otherwise noted, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for fall 2017.

QUEENS
Astoria Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays from 10 AM-12 PM – Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave

Cunningham Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9-11 AM – Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays from 10 AM-12 PM – Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX
Pelham Bay Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays from 1PM-3PM – Middletown Road & Stadium Ave
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park
Walking – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate Aves
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate Aves

Van Cortlandt Park
Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN
Carl Schurz Park
Walking – Mondays/Friday at 9 AM – E 86th St & East End Ave
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – E 86th St & East End Ave

Central Park
Tennis – Fridays from 1 PM-3 PM – Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 AM-12 PM – Tennis Courts 207th St & Seaman Ave
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts 207th St & Seaman Ave

Thomas Jefferson Park
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM – E. 112th St. and 1st Ave.

BROOKLYN
Kaiser Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave

Marine Park
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park
Yoga – Monday/Wednesday at 11 AM – S. Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND
Greenbelt Park
Tennis – Mondays/Fridays from 12-2 PM – Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott Aves

Faber Park
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Richmond Terrace & Faber St

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs annually offer free expert instruction to over 14,000 New York youth and seniors at over 80 locations citywide.

Generous private support for CityParks Seniors Fitness is provided by David Pinter and Zwicker Electric Co., Inc., New York Road Runners, and Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation (EATF) of USTA Eastern. Generous public support is provided by the NYC City Council.

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.