The county's largest community center, the Westchester County Center, opens its doors for Open Gym nights, where teens can beat the heat and summer doldrums as they socialize, work on athletic skills, and stay physically active in a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment.
During the program, teens in grades 6-12 can have fun in air-conditioned comfort while they shoot hoops, play chess or other board games, or compete in traditional recreational activities like foosball, Noc hockey, and ping pong. Teens will be supervised by adult staff of the County Parks Department.
Admission and parking at the County Center lot are free for these events.
Open Gym will run Mondays through Fridays, from 6-10pm, beginning Monday, July 1, and will run through Friday, July 26; there will be no Open Gym on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
The Open Gym program is sponsored by Westchester County Parks. The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Avenue in White Plains. For more information about Open Gym nights, call the County Center at 914-995-4050, or log on to countycenter.biz.
Address: 198 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
About Westchester County Center
Standard hours: varies by events
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food not allowed at all
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No
For nearly 80 years the County Center has been Westchester's premier setting for thousands of concerts, trade shows, sports events, meetings, seminars, theatrical presentations, conventions and civic and community events.
The County Center was conceived by the Westchester Recreation Commission in 1924 as a multi-purpose indoor recreational facility to host community programs and income-producing commercial events to help sustain the Center financially. It was designed by the award-winning architectural firm of Walker and Gillette, and built and decorated in the classic Art Deco architectural style.
A $16-million rehabilitation completed in 1988, along with continuing updates and improvements, have resulted in a modern, state-of-the-art arena that is ready for many years of service to the community.
Paid Play area:
No Party room: