Kids can’t decide between hockey or volleyball? Dad wants golf but Mum wants ice-skating? Then Chelsea Piers is one of those magical places that can solve all of your problems. Situated between Pier 61 and 62 is Field House - 80,000 sq feet of sporting facilities that will keep the entire family entertained for the day and so much variety it will make Ben & Jerry’s seem like they only offer vanilla.
Within the Field House itself is a 23,000 sq foot gymnastics training centre for the older children and a special toddler gymnastics area for those smaller future Olympians, two basketball courts, four batting cages, dance studios, field hockey, lacrosse, a 25ft climbing wall, artificial playing fields...we’re exhausted just writing about it!
There are Little Athletics for those aged 1 - 5, and sporting classes perfect for those 5 - 17 years.
If the kids can’t get enough on a weekend Field House even offer a variety of camps that allow caring and expert instructors to really allow them to learn and really shine.
For the parents, there are adult activities such as rock climbing and batting cages to ensure you can get as involved as the children.
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers has programs for both adults and children, including an after school program, family program and Saturday program. Here all levels - from beginner to elite - can enjoy a fully automated tee-up system within 4 tiers of heated and weather-protected hitting stalls. There are even simulators for those whose dream it is to play at Pebble Beach. Come on Dad you know that’s you!
To top it off, Pier 61 is home to two ice skating rinks, a 6,000 sq ft sun deck and bowling. What more could you want?!
Whether you fancy pizza, salads, soups or sneaky treats (for those children who have been extra good!) there are some great options for the family. Famous Famiglia near the Sky Rink on Pier 61 has great family-friendly pizza, or in Pier 62 you will find ‘wichcraft for those after a great organic seasonal menu. Members can indulge in the Sports Centre which offers sushi, salad bar, sandwiches, shakes and much more.
In addition to the organic foods found at ‘wichcraft, there are great and convenient healthy choice vending machines scattered through the complex.
Chelsea Piers has made a commitment to environmental best practices, including: the purchase of energy from renewable resources; reduced energy and water consumption; use of healthful and sustainable indoor and outdoor materials; proper supply chain management to ensure association with eco-friendly partners and vendors; and effective recycling strategies to minimize our carbon footprint. Sustainable practices are an integral part of our business operations. Our commitment to environmental responsibility is consistent with our commitment to providing a clean, safe, friendly and fun destination for all of our visitors and customers.
Chelsea Pier offers custom-designed programs that will enhance leadership and confidence within your students. The team will work closely with you to develop a program perfect for any objectives you wish to achieve.
Chelsea Piers is accessible by public transport, boat, foot, and car. So no excuse! It is located between 17th and 23rd Street within Hudson River Park. If you are driving, you can enter via the southbound lanes of Route 9A, off the West Side Hwy. (The entrance is opposite 23rd street). On-site parking is available 24 hours / 7 days per week. Valet is also available at Pier 59. Via public transport, the M23 bus crosses Manhattan on 23rd Street and will drop you off directly in front of the entrance. For a more detailed explanation make sure to visit the website!
There are handi-cap accessible elevators at each venue so don’t worry! Chelsea Piers can be enjoyed by everyone.
Make sure you call ahead for availability - you don’t want to miss out!
There are baby changing facilities in the locker rooms and toilets so don’t worry - there are plenty of options!