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City reopens Flaherty Pool in Roslindale after $5.4m renovation

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  July 11, 2013 02:26 PM

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City officials reopened a public indoor swimming pool in Roslindale this week after a $5.4-million renovation to the facility was completed.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, staff from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families and other city departments, local elected leaders and hundreds of area residents reopened the Flaherty Pool at a celebration Tuesday that coincided with one of BCYF’s weekly R.O.C.K. ‘N Block parties, city officials said.

“Our families deserve great options to cool off, get some exercise, and have fun right here in Roslindale,” said a statement from Menino. “The newly update BCYF Flaherty Pool provides a place for community to gather together to beat the summer heat and enjoy some of what our city has to offer.”

The nine-month renovation project that left the facility closed since November included upgrades to the building’s exterior, mechanical systems, locker rooms, and the pool itself, officials said. A new reception desk was installed; a new parking lot and outdoor patio built and updates made to landscaping and lighting around the facility, officials said.

Another BCYF facility in Roslindale will reopen soon following a major renovation. The Archdale Community Center is set to officially reopen on July 29 and will be renamed after Menino, a longtime supporter, according to city officials.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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