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Andrea McCoy Rec Center (AMRC)


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Andrea McCoy Rec Center (AMRC)
Multi-Purpose Room
Computer Lab
Arts & Crafts Room
Kitchenette (12' x 28')

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Facility Information

181 Hillman St. (Bldg #8)
New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: (508) 961.3015 (ext 67448)  

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (AMRC)

Please Note: All rentals must be booked
30-days in advance. Rentals require a
current membership at the rec center.
Additional requirements may include:
a certificate of insurance, a custodian,
a police detail and CORI verification.


The Andrea McCoy Recreation Center is a premier venue designed to accommodate a variety of functions and events for all in the community. We have multiple options to meet your rental needs. We can provide meeting and conference space with rooms for 25-75 people to our full-size gymnasium and stage capable of handling over 150 people. We offer a  sound system for both the Gymnasium & Multi-Purpose room, Free Wi-Fi throughout the building and Free Parking across the street from our main entrance for 80+ cars. The McCoy Rec Center is fully ADA compliant and can accommodate the following:

  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Kids Group Events
  • Paint Nights
  • Anniversaries
  • Presentations
  • Banquets
  • Birthday Parties
  • Team Competitions
  • Graduations
  • Sports Clinics
  • Team Practices
  • Group Fitness
  • Educational Programs
  • Meetings
  • Community Events
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Dances
  • Training Sessions



The gymnasium offers a full-size basketball court (50’x 84’) and provides 6-basketball hoops with 4-adjustable height rims and courtside bleachers on both sides. The gym is also lined for 1-full size volleyball court with Eleven22 portable volleyball stands which included a referee side and a Porter competition net and antennas. In addition to basketball and volleyball, 2-full size pickleball courts are lined with 2-OnCourt Offcourt Deluxe Nets on wheels for quick setup. The space is also great for group fitness & activities like yoga, zumba, karate, cheerleading, line-dancing and dodgeball to name a few. A sound system with 2-wireless microphones is available along with a digital scoreboard. Courtside bleachers are provided on both sides and can seat 150+ spectators.

The Performance Stage (20’x30’) is an excellent space to host a live band or dj while the crowd dances on the gym floor. 

The Multi-Purpose Room (39’x63’) is an excellent space to host a meeting, training, birthday party, music lessons, trading card game, paint nights and more. The room is also great for group fitness & youth activities that need space. A sound system is available along with tables & chairs.

Surf the internet or play online games (10-computers), 

Paint, draw, make crafts or play board games (19’ x 24’)

Host a small meeting (12’ x 28’) or keep your food chilled.


Current Activities

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Program Activity Teams Date Time
American Kenpo Karate Kenpo Karate: (June) '21 Monday June 21, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
American Kenpo Karate Kenpo Karate: (June) '21 Monday June 28, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM