Youth Recreation Centers

Our Mission Statement

The mission of all six City of Buffalo Youth and Recreation Center’s is to provide recreation programming, facilities and services that respond to the changing needs within our community. We strive to preserve, enhance, protect and enrich the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

The City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of athletic programs for city youth ages 7 to 18. Programs such as field trips, summer lunch, basketball, floor hockey, kickball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, swimming, tennis, fitness, billiards, Ping-Pong, foosball, board games and arts and crafts are offered at our seven sites. Our youth recreation centers provide boys and girls with the opportunity to learn and develop both athletically and academically in an environment that builds character, leadership skills, self-discipline, and confidence.

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How to Join a City of Buffalo Youth Recreation Center

All youths attending one of our centers must be registered. Stop into anyone of our centers and ask a staff member for a registration card. Just fill out the needed contact information on the card. The contact information provided helps us provide a safe environment to everyone at the community center. If any youth requires help completing a registration card, just ask a staff member for help. Every year participants must re-register. Once registered each day, when entering the center all youth need to print their name on the daily sign in sheet located at the entrance of each youth center. There are no membership fees. It’s as easy as that!

Seven Locations

  • Asarese-Matters CC
    50 Rees
    Buffalo, NY 14213
    Phone: 716-886-1040
  • Hennepin CC
    24 Ludington
    Buffalo, NY 14206
    Phone: 716-896-2083
  • JFK CC
    114 Hickory
    Buffalo, NY 14204
    Phone: 716-332-4561
  • Lincoln Field House
    10 Quincy
    Buffalo, NY 14212
    Phone: 716-893-8465
  • Machnica CC
    1799 Clinton
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    Phone: 716-824-5397
  • Tosh-Collins CC
    212 Cazenovia
    Buffalo, NY 14210
    Phone: 716-828-1445

For more information, please call Program Coordinator’s Office at 716-851-6504.

Recreation Center Rules

  1. Everyone MUST present proper I.D. and sign in to gain admittance. If you are not registered you will be asked to leave.
  2. You must be 6 to 18 years of age for admittance, unless a specific adult activity is held. Youth under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Absolutely no drugs, alcohol or smoking permitted on the premises. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted in the building.
  4. Sneakers are mandatory for gym use. Proper athletic attire is required throughout the facility.
  5. Disrespecting the staff, building, equipment or each other, will not be tolerated.
  6. Police will be immediately notified of any gambling, theft or weapons on premises.
  7. Please no:
    • Food or beverages in the gym
    • Fighting or bullying
    • Foul Language
    • Running in the halls
    • Horseplay