About the Catskill Recreation Center

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) is a not-for-profit organization with a state-of-the-art swimming pool and exercise facility located in Arkville, NY (on County Highway 38 between State Routes 28 and 30).
CRC provides affordable recreational opportunities to the community and is the “go-to place” for fitness, friendships, and fun. We offer a diverse array of swimming and fitness classes, family and youth programs, personal training, and American Red Cross instruction.

Donate to the
Catskill Recreation Center

While membership has grown steadily, membership fees cover less than half of the operating expenses; therefore, the Catskill Recreation Center relies on generous individual donations and grant awards to keep the doors open.

Given the resounding and immeasurable benefits that the Catskill Recreation Center has had in the greater community, we ask you to make a donation to the CRC to help us sustain and expand our programming, so we can continue to serve the well-being and recreational interests of both youth and adults in this area.


Check Out the Upcoming Special CRC Events



Who doesn’t want a free membership? If you are new to our facility you will have to check out this program. All the classes are FREE! Take an intro to spin class, take a fly fishing workshop, or find some zen with yoga. We designed this program to get people excited about exercising and recreating. If you are new (never had a membership) you will earn incentive points for each class you take. Click Here  to see the up coming class calendar. If you are already a member, no worries. You are still invited to join. Free classes for all.

This is how it works:

3 workshops – 1 month FREE membership

4 workshops – 2 months FREE membership

8 workshops – 6 months FREE membership




Fun with Watercolor

We will be joined by Sharon Suess on Saturday, July 21, from 2:00 – 3:30pm.

Come and let you imagination go wild with some beautiful watercolors.

The $35.00 fee includes all supplies.







Bridgette the Treasure Coast Mermaid


Come and meet the lovely Bridgette on July 21st between 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Jump right in and ask all your mermaid questions.

This will be a part of our

Recreation Incentive Program

Click on the link to find out more.










Bike Awareness Workshop


Join Billy Denton from Overlook Bicycles.

Learn some general bike safety and maintenance.

This is also part of our

Recreation Incentive Program

So no membership required! Bring a friend.






Fly Fishing Workshop


Join Lenny Millen for a three week introduction

to fly fishing. Learn all the basics and then the last week

Lenny will take you out into the water to utilize what you learned!

This is also part of our

Recreation Incentive Program

No membership is required.








Our Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge

is right around the corner.

Click Here for more details.














The Catskill Recreation Center was

conceived of by the Kingdon Gould Jr. Family who has deep roots in the Catskill Mountains. The Kingdon Gould Jr. Family funded the creation of the Catskill Recreation Center. After three and almost a half years of fitness, friendships, and fun the members of the Catskill Recreation Center wanted to say Thanks.



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