A meeting place for middle school students, the Pit is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the Bethlehem Central School District. It is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2:50 to 3:55 p.m. beginning in October. It will be closed on school holidays and half days.
The Pit, located in the activity area in the basement of the Middle School, features a snack bar, billiards, ping pong, foosball, music, and games, and it offers a comfortable, safe place for students to hang out. Refreshments in the snack bar are sold at a nominal charge. Activities in the Pit will be supervised by up to four staff members. Students will not be allowed to enter late or leave early unless accompanied by a parent or school administration. Admission is free.