Boston: BCYF Curley Community Center to Offer Tours, Begin Limited Programming

~ The BCYF Curley Community Center, located in South Boston, is set to reopen after a $31.2 million renovation. The center, originally opened in 1931 as a bathhouse and dedicated by Mayor Curley as a "monument to health", was last renovated in 1989.

Beginning on Friday, June 9, the public will be able to take free tours of the newly renovated space. Tours will run on the hour from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on weekends until June 14th. Weekday tours for seniors will begin at 9:00 a.m.. Members can begin using the center for self workouts beginning June 15th with limited programming and classes starting June 20th.

The renovations include creating open and accessible hallways throughout the entire building, a fitness studio, yoga/dance studio, cardio space, childrens' space, womens' and mens' steam and sauna, senior space, teen space, strength training area and multi purpose spaces and offices with an emphasis on resiliency measures such as interior waterproofing and removable metal plates to help hold back water on the ocean side in order to combat climate change impacts such as future "king tides" .

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Members are encouraged to create memberships in the registration system at prior to the opening of the center while registration for classes and programming can be found at beginning Thursday June 15th . Unfortunately due to nesting of endangered Piping Plover birds there will be no beach access from the center until fall however members are welcome to use nearby beaches surrounding the center this summer .

The official reopening of BCYF Curley Community Center will take place with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the next few weeks with details about it being made public soon .

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