Friday, March 13, 2009

We here on Roosevelt Island are super lucky. If you want to get into shape, this is the place to live: 12+ miles of pedestrian and bicycle pathways

6 new outdoor tennis courts for just $125 annually ($10 for kids) from sun-up to sun-down

3 indoor year-round pools: Westview-membership required; Rivercross-residency required; Sportspark Pool with its per-use fee of only $5 for adults and $3 for kids (seniors are free!) For serious swimmers SportsPark is the only pool in town: a half-Olympic (75 feet/25 meter) pool that's comfortable lap-swim temperature and not over-chlorinated, well lit and nicely maintained.

2 outdoor summer swimming pools: Manhattan Park--membership required & The Octagon--residency required

Although the locker rooms are still in dire need of a total renovation, much has improved at Sportspark with regards to resident-friendly hours since we started this blog. The big news is that SPORTSPARK NOW OFFERS OPEN SWIM EVERY WEEKDAY 6:00-11:00 AM and T/Th 6:00-9:00 PM. This is what we've been dreaming of so all of you who have not kept your new year's resolution to exercise and stay fit, come on out and swim some laps after you drop those kids off at school!