Community & Fitness Centers

Hoffman Community Center

At the Hoffman Community Center, we provide after-school programming Monday through Friday from 4 p.m.to 9 p.m. The Center is open to all youth ages 6 and older who are looking for a safe and enriching environment during the after-school hours. On the first Friday of every month we host a Teen Night at the Center, where we have music, board games, dancing, and basketball. We also use this facility throughout the year to host parties and events.

Location: 7 Hoffman Avenue
Telephone: (518) 434-5699
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Summer Programming: Free breakfast from 8 - 9 a.m. and free lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.
Programs Scheduling:

Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
4-5 p.m.  Open Gym  Open Gym  Leadership Program  Open Gym  Open Gym 
5-6 p.m.  Free Tennis Lessons with 15 Love  Leadership Program  Nutrition Class with Eat Smart NY  Basketball Drills  Arts and Crafts 
6-7 p.m.  Open Gym   Board Game Challenge Badminton  Open Gym  Team Sports Activity 
7-9 p.m.  Open Gym  Open Gym  Open Gym  Open Gym   Open Gym

Programming at the Hoffman Community Center
Free Tennis Lessons with Love 15
Monday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  

In collaboration with the local non-profit organization, 15 LOVE we offer free tennis lessons every Monday evening. The program is led by a staff member and experienced tennis instructor from 15 LOVE. The goal of the program is to introduce kids to the game of tennis and teach them the fundamental skills of the game. 

Nutrition Lessons with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Eat Smart NY Program
5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Led by Kallyn Alexander, the Community Health Educator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension this program provides nutrition education materials and classes covering a variety of nutrition topics like: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity. 

Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning
Tuesday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

We at the Department of Recreation value the youth as leaders and have implemented a program called, YELL, Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning. The program collaborates with the Russell Sage College internship program and is offered to middle and high school aged students. This semester the program is being led by Nefatari Salmon, a senior at Russell Sage College. 

Arts & Crafts
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Are you a creative illustrator? Do you draw your favorite superheroes?  If so, join our recreation staff in running our Arts and Crafts program. In this program we help our participants explore their creative side. We offer a wide array of creative activities that we use to encourage our participants to explore their creative sides. 

Friday 

Basketball Drills 
Tuesday & Thursday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Basketball Drills program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Our Recreation aides offer knowledge and insight and teach proven, successful basketball drills. The center has three basketball hoops, two of which are brand new.  

Teen Night 
The first Friday of every month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Friday Night Teen Night is a great place to come on a Friday night to enjoy music, board games, dance, play basketball, or just hang out with your friends. It is a popular program that is always well attended. It is also fully supervised by the Department of Recreation staff — we hope to see you there!

Lincoln Park Fitness Center

We offer a variety of weightlifting equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, exercises bikes, a dance fitness room, and boxing equipment. It’s a great way to stay healthy and save money. All residents and skill levels are welcome.

Location: Lincoln Park
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Arbor Hill Community Center

The Arbor Hill Community Center was renovated over the summer and it is looking great. It is back open full time, Monday to Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. There is a computer room, multi-purpose gym, and pool. If you have any questions, please call us at (518) 434 5699 or at (518) 434-0583. 

Arbor Hill Community Center 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Arbor Hill Community Center Pool 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location
50 Lark Street (Second Street Entrance) 
Albany, NY 12210