Contact us at:
15 Crissey Road

Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413.528.2810
Fax: 413.528.5260
Or send email.

Hours of Operation
Please note: The Fitness Center and Gymnasium close 15 minutes earlier than the building. The Aquatics Center closes 30 minutes earlier than the building.

Center

The Norris Aquatics Center

The Fitzpatrick
Fitness Center

Weekdays 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 6:30 a.m. 8 p.m. 6 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Berkshire South is closed on these days:

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • December 25

The facility will also close at 12:30 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. We will open at 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

BSRCC reserves the right to close the building early for Staff Development events and our annual facility maintenance. Notices will be posted throughout the building as well as on the website approximately one week prior to each event.
BSRCC will not issue membership reimbursement due to early closures for special events, acts of nature or annual facilities maintenance.

Directions
Berkshire South is located at the end of Crissey Road, off Route 7 (Stockbridge Road) in Great Barrington. Crissey Road is just north of The Price Chopper Shopping Center and just south of the Jenifer House Commons.

From Stockbridge and Points North
At the intersection of Route 102 & Route 7, take Route 7 South towards Gt. Barrington. You will pass the intersection to Route 183 on your right. After you pass Jennifer House Commons on your left, make your first left turn onto Crissey Road. Berkshire South is located at the end of Crissey Road.

From the Intersection of Route 7 & Route 23 and Points South
Take Route 7 north through the town of Gt. Barrington. Crissey Road is the first right hand turn after the light at the Price Chopper Shopping Center. Berkshire South is located at the end of Crissey Road.

From Route 22
At the intersection of Routes 22 & 23, turn onto Route 23 east. Proceed east on Route 23 passing Catamount Ski area and the town of South Egremont until you reach the intersection of Route 23 and Route 7. Turn left on Route 7 north and follow the directions above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike
Take Exit #2 off the Mass Turnpike and follow Route 102 toward Stockbridge. Follow directions above.

Bus
Let the driver know, and BRTA Bus Route #21 will stop at the front door of Berkshire South. Route #21 runs from Gt. Barrington to Lee.

Employment
Berkshire South Regional Community Center is an equal opportunity employer. All resumes are kept on file for one year. Berkshire South is an exciting, innovative and fun working environment. All employees of the Community Center receive membership benefits and discounted programs.

History
In 1996, a group of community leaders met to discuss the issue of economic diversity and lack of access by many to the few recreational, cultural, educational and social activities that existed in south Berkshire County. Their answer to the problem was to build a community center that offered quality and affordable programs to all ages, regardless of financial needs. This became their mission and they called themselves Berkshire South Regional Community Center.

In 1997, the Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation presented their Lodestar I Report. The report identified the six most pressing issues that they could address: access to child care, family violence, gaps in health care, lack of recreational facilities and programs, substance abuse and teenage pregnancies. In South County, the top issue was the lack of recreational facilities and programs. At the same time, a group of volunteers interviewed over 108 key leaders representing non-profit agencies, businesses, government agencies and schools. It became apparent that there was a glaring gap in services to youth, the elderly and families.

The Community Center facility was completed and opened its doors in July 2002. Since then, the Community Center has served thousands of children, adults, senior citizens and families from the 17 towns in South County, as well as some from the surrounding New York and Connecticut towns which border the Berkshires. To date, the Community Center has granted more than $100,000 in Financial Aid for Membership and Program assistance.

In 2004 alone, 70.6% of Community Center Membership Aid has been awarded to Families and Single-Parent Families; 99.2% of Community Center Program Aid has been put toward Youth Programs such as school vacation camps, after school enrichment classes, and summer camp. This points out the serious need in our community for quality, affordable youth programs. On September 1, 2004, Berkshire South Regional Community Center and Southern Berkshire Youth Association officially combined their resources in an effort to address just such needs.