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Recreation Center Information & Policies

John M. Coyne Recreation Center

The outstanding features of this facility include a 200 ft. by 90 ft. skating rink, and an indoor pool 125 ft. long by 59 ft. wide. The diving area of the indoor pool is separated from the 3.5 ft. to 5 ft. swimming area by a stainless steel bulk head. An adjacent outdoor pool is 59 ft. long by 40 ft. wide with a depth ranging from 3.5 ft. to 5 ft. Tots have their own 10 ft. by 20 ft. wading pool and all of the pools are heated. Other exercise options include a steam room, sauna, whirlpool, cardiovascular room and weight room.

Recreation Department Policies


Refunds will be made if a class is filled or cancelled.  Inability to attend a class is the participant's responsibility. Refunds will not be made because of illness or non-attendance. All programs and schedules are subject to change, location, date, time and/or personnel. The Recreation Department reserves the right to terminate a session at less than the scheduled number of dates. Any class may be cancelled because of insufficient enrollment.


Children ages 7 & 8 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age and over.
Children 6 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the water and in the facility. Please do not drop children off and leave them unattended.

Facility Patrons

Facility users are expected to respect Center property and fellow users.  Destruction of property, profanity, and abusive behavior will not be tolerated.  Violaters will be asked to leave the facility, and repeat offenders will have their privileges permanently revoked.   

Handicapped Facilities and Accommodations

Handicapped facilities throughout the pool area include a hydraulic chair for either large pool, washrooms, water fountains and showers. A van is available for transportation for handicapped resident individuals to the Recreation Center between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm Mondays through Fridays. Appointments for van transportation may be made through the Senior Center (635.4222). For those handicapped individuals who drive to the Recreation Center, handicapped parking spots are available on all sides of the building.

The following policy will be in effect for any handicaped persons needing assistance to gain admission to the Recreation Center.



The City of Brooklyn may take pictures of participants in our programs. We may use these photos in our brochures or for media publicity. By your registration, you grant us permission to use these photos for publicity purposes only.

Floatation Devices

Use of any type of floatation devices is prohibited during any scheduled public swim session. Examples: water wings, lifejackets, bathing suits with floatation inserts, inflatable toys, etc.

*The Steam Room, Sauna, and Whirlpool are restricted to patrons 16 years of age and over.  Upon entering the facility you must show proof of age and sign in with the cashier.  If you fail to comply, admittance will be prohibited in these areas.  Students 14 and 15 years of age may use the cardiovascular room and weight room when accompanied by an adult.