Equipped with an above average gymnasium and both regular and kids swimming pools, the Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center provides great facilities to families and independent adults in the East Harlem neighborhood. As part of an initiative of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, fitness classes are offered for free of cost by the center. Additionally, there are also other facilities that can be availed of, including the outdoor handball court, a pool table, a soccer field, a playground and basketball court. There is also a computer resource center, however, the equipment here needs an update. Membership is reasonable.