Mayor Michelle Wu will join local elected officials and South Boston residents to officially reopen the BCYF Curley Community Center, located at 1663 Columbia Road in South Boston, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m. The center underwent a $31.2 million renovation. The facility recently opened for free community tours of the newly renovated space and began limited programming on June 15. All are invited to the celebration.
Interior features of the renovation include open and accessible hallways throughout the entire building, fitness rooms (including weight training and cardio machines), yoga/dance studio, childrens’ space, womens’ and mens’ steam and sauna, senior space, teen space, multi-purpose spaces, and offices.
The renovation includes a new deck area behind the center with ramps to the beach. The renovations also included a focus on resiliency, including measures to combat the impacts of climate change and future “king tides”, such as an open basement so water and sand can flow in and out, interior waterproofing, and removable metal plates to help hold back water on the ocean side.
There will be no charge for membership or programming for the summer but visitors need to create a membership at Boston.gov/BCYF-Registration. Registration for classes and programs can be found on the center’s webpage, Boston.gov/BCYF-Curley.