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BCYF Paris Street Community Center closes Friday 5/22 for renovation

May 18, 2015

One of the oldest municipal buildings in the City, the BCYF Paris Street Community Center in East Boston, will close for renovation this Friday, May 22.  The $10 million dollar project will allow the Center to receive the repairs and upgrades necessary to offer many additional resources to the East Boston community for the next 100 years.

Upgrades will include interior upgrades of all mechanical systems and boilers, window replacements, exterior and interior door replacements, athletic facility improvements, teledata upgrades and new furniture and equipment.

This project will not affect the BCYF Paris Street Pool across the street from Center which will remain open. All BCYF Paris Street Community Center programming and staff will move to the Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, in East Boston. Because there is no weight room or cardio room at the Academy, programs that use those spaces will not be offered in the temporary location. The relocated community center will be open Monday through Friday from 1-9 p.m. 

With the renovation of this center, nearly all BCYF centers in free-standing municipal buildings – those not in BPS school buildings – have been renovated at least once in the past decade. This is an extensive project that took several years to research and design and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2016.