Seniors Fitness

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


Ages 60+
Spring – Fall

Seniors Fitness offers free instruction in a variety of fun activities in parks including yoga, walking, tennis and pickleball. Participants of all levels are welcome to get active and socialize. Learn more about programs below.

City Parks Foundation is launching a new registration platform through LeagueApps in 2023. When registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a profile for you and/or your family. This profile will be used when signing up for any CityParks Play programs moving forward. We encourage you to save your login credentials for future reference. If you are registering multiple children for programs, please only create one membership profile and add each of your children to the account. Should you have any questions or experience any issues with the registration process please contact us at

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Generous private support for CityParks Seniors Fitness is provided by program founder David B. Pinter. Additional private support is provided by The Amazin’ Mets Foundation, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, The New York Foundation for Eldercare, and The Venable Foundation. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council including Speaker Adrienne Adams, Majority Whip Selvena Brooks-Powers, Council Member Kamillah Hanks, Council Member Shekar Krishnan, Council Member Farah Louis, Council Member Julie Menin, Council Member Mercedes Narcisse, Council Member Lynn Schulman, Council Member Sandra Ung, and Council Member Majorie Velázquez. Seniors Fitness is also supported by NYS Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson.

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Don’t miss out on registration for free Seniors Fitness programs in your local park

Don’t miss out on registration for free Seniors Fitness programs in your local park



Learn the basics of this popular sport in your neighborhood park. Our instructors will guide you through proper techniques as you play on the court with fellow participants. All levels of players are welcome and all equipment is provided.



Find inner peace and balance through our weekly yoga lessons. Whether you have never tried or want to keep up a regular practice, participants of all levels are welcome. By practicing yoga, participants can increase mobility and flexibility to ensure a healthy lifestyle. 



Try the latest fitness craze: pickleball! This racquet-based game combines tennis and ping-pong for a fun outdoor court game. Easy to learn and played at a comfortable pace,  this sport offers a full body workout that will get you hooked. All equipment is provided. 



Get moving, explore your local park and meet your neighbors along the way! Our twice-weekly fitness walking program takes participants on group walking excursions to add some healthy movement to their routine.


Woody Mann (left) with his wife Valerie Lettieri Mann and CPF Board Vice Chair, David Pinter. Mann and Pinter are holding guitars, and everyone is smiling for a group photo.
Woody Mann (left) with his wife Valerie Lettieri Mann and CPF Board Vice Chair, David Pinter

In Memoriam: Seniors Fitness Supporter Woody Mann

City Parks Foundation mourns the passing of world renowned guitarist Woody Mann; our dear friend and loyal supporter of our Seniors Fitness program.


Woody will be remembered by the entire CPF family for his artistry, his kindness, and as a steadfast friend of our Board Vice Chair and founder of the Seniors Fitness program, David Pinter. Woody gave both his time and extraordinary musicianship generously by supporting our Seniors Fitness Benefit since the event’s inception 15 years ago.


A modern master and devoted teacher, Woody first studied guitar in the living room of the legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist, Reverend Gary Davis. Woody later paid tribute to his mentor by co-producing “Harlem Street Singer”, the award winning feature documentary on the life of Rev. Davis.


We will miss him dearly.


At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to encourage New Yorkers to use their neighborhood parks by offering free environmental education, arts, sports, and community-building programs that bring people into their local green spaces. Please give now if you can—we know that city parks will continue to thrive when all New Yorkers get involved.

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