As discussed at previous RIOC Board Meetings, the renovation of Sportspark is a priority for the community. RIOC has designed this renovation to be completed in phases so as not to close the building in entirety.
Phase One is scheduled to begin in January 2020 and impact the East side (Pool Area) of the building. In anticipation of this closure, we will not be accepting permit requests for the pool area at this time. Phase One is currently scheduled to be completed in Summer 2020. We will notify you once we have scheduled a specific date of completion.
Sportspark is the island’s recreational facility. The swimming pool, basketball court, and multipurpose room can be rented for a variety of indoor sports and fitness activities. Sportspark is a great sports resource in the middle of New York City!
The facility is just steps from the Roosevelt Island Tramway and NYC Ferry, and only a few more steps from the F train. It is open to both Roosevelt Island residents and the general public.
Gym: (8700 square feet) Full-sized basketball court that is also equipped with soccer goals. Six hoops are available to accommodate full court games as well as multiple small drills and practices. The court is handicapped accessible.
Multipurpose Room: (30 feet by 57 feet) This is a great space for small to medium sized fitness classes like yoga or Zumba. The room also features six Olympic sized tables for table tennis.
Pool: (22.6 meter length) The pool has six lanes and ranges in depth from 3.5 feet to 8.5 feet deep. It is handicapped-accessible, and features stadium style seating. Locker rooms, restrooms, and showers are available. Users must bring their own locks and swim caps.
Building & Permit Hours
Sportspark is open on weekdays from 7am - 9pm, and weekends from 7am - 8pm.
Hours are subject to change due to programming / class schedules.
Permitting Schedule and Fees
Sportspark permit applications are accepted the following times each year:
- Fall Session- September 1 to December 31
- Permit application submission begins July 1
- Payments and insurance due July 31st
- Rolling requests accepted August 1
- Winter and Spring Session- January 1 to June 30
- Permit application submission begins November 1
- Payments and insurance due November 30
- Rolling requests accepted December 1
- Summer Session-July 1 to August 31
- Permit application submission begins May 1
- Payments and insurance due May 31
- Rolling requests accepted June 1
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