Seniors Fitness

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Because of COVID-19, City Parks Foundation is taking precautionary measures in all of our programs. 

We encourage everyone to visit our Play Anywhere page for updated activities to stay active and engaged as we continue to assess the situation and provide further program updates as they become available.

Please email for any assistance.


Ages 60+

Seniors Fitness is typically available in both the spring and the fall with a variety of activities including yoga, walking and tennis. Participants of all levels are welcome to get active and socialize.

This spring, join us for our weekly online yoga classes! Classes are live on ZOOM Monday through Friday starting April 19.

  • Mondays at 9am with Louise Fecher , representing Soundview Park. Chair yoga class to help develop strength and flexibility with the support of a chair. We will also explore breathing techniques to help both calm and energize the soul, and deep relaxation to complete our practice. Good for those with limitations or injury.
  • Tuesdays at 10am with Ruth Vargas, representing Roy Wilkins Park. Join Ruth for an hour of Integral Yoga practice. Move at your own pace into balance, calm breathing and mind~body awareness.
  • Wednesdays at 11am with Richard Barcia, representing Carl Schurz Park, JJ Walker Park and Williamsbridge Oval. A class focused on proper alignment, breath work and an introduction to a variety of beginner yoga poses.
  • Thursdays at 10am with Joann Rivezzo, representing Marine Park, South Oxford Park and Faber Park
  • Fridays at 9am with Peggy Hill, representing Pelham Bay Park. Mat Hatha yoga class customized for 60+ participants and focuses on stress reduction, flexibility, strength, concentration, and resilience. It includes integrated breath practice and relaxation.


We recommended having your “yoga tools” close by prior to the start of any class. Mats, blocks, straps are preferred but if you do not have these items, you can use a blanket/towel, necktie, or cushion as alternatives.



For more information on our Seniors Fitness program, contact

Generous private support for CityParks Seniors Fitness is provided by David B. Pinter and Zwicker Electric Co., Inc., The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, and L+M Development Partners. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson including Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Ruben Diaz, Sr., and Council Member Debi Rose. In partnership with NYC Parks.


Take a midday yoga break with City Parks Foundation on our YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for more and visit Play Anywhere for more content from our instructors and partners.




We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.