Community Recreation Resources at Brookside Community Health Center

There are many great resources in Jamaica Plain, the surrounding areas, and throughout the city of Boston. At Brookside, the Youth Sports Office can help you find difference sports and fitness programs. You can also use the information on this page to explore what resources are available in your community. 

Community Centers

Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF): This network of 35 community centers around Boston offers a wide range of activities for children and adults of all ages. From fitness centers, to basketball, to karate, to pools, check out the community centers near your home to find out what it has to offer. 

  • Find the community center closest to you and keep up to date with BCYF events on their website.
  • BCYF centers offer teen memberships for as low as $5/year! Ask for information at your local community center. 

YMCA of Greater Boston: The YMCAs around Boston offer lots of sports, fitness, and wellness programs for their members and the community. Membership fees are different at different centers, but special discount memberships are often available to teens. For more information about location and programs, click here.

Jamaica Plain Resources

Sports Leagues: Jamaica Plain has great sports leagues that are available at low cost. Look out for JP Youth SoccerJP Children's Soccer, and Regan Youth League Baseball and Softball. 

Community Centers: Jamaica Plain is home to two great BCYF centers. Check out Curtis Hall Community Center (617-635-5193). and Hennigan Community Center (617-635-5198). to find out more about their programs. 

Parks and Outdoor Resources: Want to be active outdoors? Check out the great outdoor areas in Jamaica Plain! These include Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum, the Southwest Corridor Park, Jamaica Pond, and Kelly Ice Skating Rink (617-727-7000). 

Online Resources

Kohl's Healthy Family Fun: This is a great website where you can search for activities and events going on year-round, and you can search by neighborhood, age, or season! Check it out! 

If you have any additional questions or need assistance in contacting these organizations, please call the Urban Youth Sports Coordinator (617)983-6078.

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