For Immediate Release
November 30, 2012
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), are pleased to announce that the BCYF Archdale Community Center will be undergoing a renovation funded through the City’s Capital Plan.
Beginning December 10th, the BCYF Archdale Community Center will undergo an $850,000 renovation including a new roof, new gym floor, new gym scoreboard, new gym bleachers, painting, new gym wall pads and upgrades to the HVAC system.
When the BCYF Archdale Community Center reopens, it will also feature a new Rock Wall. Archdale is one of six community centers across the City to receive a Rock Wall through the FY13 Boston Centers for Youth & Families budget. This addition is an asset that is rarely found in urban community centers and will include diverse features such as a climbing wall, a “flying squirrel” rope feature and a challenge course.
The BCYF Archdale Community Center staff and programming will move to the nearby BCYF Roslindale Community Center during the renovation which is expected to last three months. This is the second of two BCYF projects underway in Roslindale. The BCYF Flaherty Pool is currently undergoing a year-long renovation.