Carter Street R-Center


500 Carter Street

Hours Of Operation: M-F 2:30 - 9:30 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours Of Operation begin Monday, June 29: M-F 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Note that the closest public library to this R-Center is the Lincoln Branch at 851 Joseph Avenue. 

 Take a Virtual Tour of Carter St. R-Center



R-Center Features

  • Register for an EZ RecPass, which gives you access to it all: top-notch team sports, outstanding arts programs, water skills classes, youth council leadership opportunities and more
  • Fun, skill-building friendships in the safe atmosphere of city recreation
  • Year-round recreation program for youth, teens and adults
  • Community Place of Greater Rochester is also located in the building
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch programs
  • Kids Cafe Dinner program during the school year
  • Youth Council, Saturday hours, seasonal special events 
  •  Water Spray Park in summer  
  • Collaborative programs with community organizations
  • Ball Fields
  • Basketball Court - Inside 
  • Basketball Court - Outside
  • Benches, Football/Soccer
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting Room
  • Play Apparatus
  • Tennis Courts  Girls jumping rope at Carter St. Community Center.


Rent the Gym 

Download a Facility Use Permit Application to rent the space.
Effective January 5, 2015 permits payments must be made with: check, money order or credit card. 
Effective July 1, 2015 we will no longer accept cash payment for permits of any kind. 


 Check out the Emancipation Proclamation - 150 Anniversary video produced by Carter Street Kids.