Asphalt Green’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of November 17, 2020
Q: Is Asphalt Green open?
A. The fitness centers and pools are open to members. Select programs are available in-person and online. Learn more.
Q: Where can I find new policies and procedures?
Q: When can I make a reservation for the pool or fitness center?
A: Reservations for a two-week period open on Mondays at 10am. The second week of a two-week cycle is unlocked each Monday. Reservations are made on a rolling basis.
For example, on Monday, October 5, you will be able to register through Sunday, October 18. You can continue to make reservations for this period through October 18. On Monday, October 12, you will be able to make reservations for October 12-25.
Q: How do I make a reservation?
A: Reservations are required for every visit to Asphalt Green. Reservations can be made uo to two weeks in advance. To reserve a workout session, time in the pool, or in the gymnasium in Battery Park City, complete the following steps or view the complete how-to guide here.
- Upper East Side reservations: asphaltgreen.org/uesreservation
- Battery Park City reservations: asphaltgreen.org/bpcreservation
We recommend bookmarking your preferred campus.
In order to reserve your time slot, you will be asked to sign in to your Asphalt Green account. If you have yet to create an account, please do so using the email address you provided Asphalt Green. View instructions.
Reservations are limited to 60 minutes per day. (Please note, access is not guaranteed due to limited capacity.)
Q: Can I modify or cancel a reservation?
A: Cancellations require 24-hours' notice by emailing email@example.com. We will only be able to cancel your current reservation. To modify, complete a new reservation using your account after you have emailed to cancel your previous reservation.
Q: How do I complete my health screening?
A: A health screening must be completed before every visit to Asphalt Green. You will receive an email on the day of your reservation with a QR code linking to the questionnaire. You can complete the screening here or on your mobile device. View step-by-step instructions.
Q: How do I log in to my Active account?
Q: Are the locker rooms open?
A: The locker rooms will be open to change clothes, use the restroom, pre-swim rinse, and store your belongings. However, the steam room and sauna are unavailable. To reduce foot traffic, we recommend bringing as few belongings as possible.
Q: If I rent a locker, how can I collect my belongings?
A: If you need items from a rented locker, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to collect your belongings.
Q: Where can I store my personal belongings?
A: The locker rooms will be open to store your belongings however. To reduce foot traffic, we recommend bringing as few belongings as possible and arrive ready to work out.
Q: Will I be able to shower at Asphalt Green?
A. Per New York State Department of Health mandate (Article 165), a limited number of locker room showers are available for a pre-and post-swim rinse only. A pre-swim rinse with soap is required. All other uses of showers are strictly prohibited. This policy is strictly enforced, and those who do not comply risk having their membership suspended. We encourage swimmers to arrive and exit in their swimsuit to reduce foot traffic in locker rooms.
Q: Will saunas and steam rooms be available?
A: At this time, the steam room and sauna are unavailable.
Q: Does lap swim include deep water running?
A: Yes, you may do your choice of exercise in your assigned lane. If you choose to do deep water running, you must bring your own gear. Please note that the pool is configured for lap swim, so deep water runners may need to adjust accordingly.
Q: When will group and water exercise classes resume?
A: We do not yet have a timeline for group and water exercise classes to return. We are waiting for guidance from City officials.
Q: Is the gymnasium in Battery Park City open for recreation time?
A: The gymnasium is open for member recreation as of November 1, 2020. Reservations are required.
Q: Why are the windows in the fitness center closed?
A: Our upgraded air filtration system, CASPR (Continuous Air and Surface Pathogen Reduction), functions best with the windows closed. CASPR is the same system that services general surgery units in hospitals. Opening the windows reduces its efficiency. It’s more effective to control the environment with the windows closed.
Q: Can I drop-in or bring a guest?
A: Only members are permitted to use the facility at this time. Guests and drop-ins are not permitted until further notice.
Q: Will my temperature be checked when visiting Asphalt Green?
A. All visitors are required to have their temperature checked upon arrival to the facility. Persons with a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees will be sent home immediately and must obtain a negative COVID-19 test or be symptom free for 72 hours before returning to Asphalt Green
Q: Do I have to quarantine before returing to Asphalt Green if I travel outside of New York state?
A: All domestic and foreign travelers are required to abstain from visiting Asphalt Green for 14 days from the time of arrival back in New York. Travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are exempt.
Q: What is your lost and found policy?
A: Valuables (keys, jewelry, phone, wallet, glasses, etc.) are kept for up to three months. Swimsuits are kept for up to 72 hours. Non-valuables (water bottles, swim caps, goggles, clothing, etc.) are kept until the end of business day.
Q: What is the cancellation policy for missed programs & classes?
A: The value paid for any programs/classes that were cancelled as a result of COVID-19 will be honored in full. In accordance with our cancellation policy (below), Asphalt Green will make every effort to schedule make-up sessions for missed classes. In the event that make-up classes cannot be issued, a credit for the prorated value of your remaining classes will be issued to your Asphalt Green account. This credit will be valid for use on purchases made until one year from the computed date, and can be applied to any class or program at Asphalt Green. It is not transferable or refundable.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION AND MAKEUP POLICY: If Asphalt Green cancels a class due to an unforeseen, uncontrollable circumstance (i.e. pool closure) a makeup class will be offered. In the event a makeup cannot be arranged, a credit will be issued upon request. View our complete list of policies here.
Q: What is the timing for credits?
A: While we are honoring each program’s full terms and conditions, please be patient that there may be a significant delay in administering transactions due to limited availability to personnel and systems. All make-up classes and credits will be assessed and administered once Asphalt Green has reopened and resumed programs. Any refunds due, as per Asphalt Green's standard terms and conditions, will also be issued once the organization is fully operational. We appreciate your patience.
Q: If my child is on a competitive team (AGUA, AGSC, etc.), what will their experience be?
A: For all competitive team updates, please contact your child's program head directly.
Q: What happens to my membership while you are closed?
A: Your membership will be automatically frozen for the duration of the closure. You will not be billed again until Asphalt Green reopens. Once Asphalt Green reopens, your membership will automatically be unfrozen, and you will be able to access the facility.
Several members have elected to continue to pay their dues to help Asphalt Green’s efforts to continue to compensate staff. If you would like to elect to do that, you can do so here.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions?
A: The best way to reach us is through email. Our staff is working remotely. Visit our contact page to determine your point of contact.
Q: How can I stay active if I'm not ready to come to the facilities?
A: We are offering virtual personal training and group exercise classes through Zoom. Plus, follow us on all of our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) for workouts you can do without equipment and at-home fitness tips.
Q: How can I reduce my risk of becoming sick?
A: Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, stay home if you are not feeling well, and practice social distancing.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Additional resources can be found here: