With a multi-million dollar renovation starting to show its age, the Roslindale Community Center has started a "wish list" of various items and creature features that will make the facility a bit brighter and more accommodating to those that use it.
The community center operates as a partnership between the City of Boston (Boston Center For Youth and Families - BCYF) which owns and operates the building, and a community-based non-profit in residence that operates a day care service and various in house programming. The non-profit acts as the voice of the Roslindale Community in the center's operation.
In March of this year torrential rains resulted in the community center building experiencing water damage from above (a roof leak) and from below, when storm drains in Roslindale Square backed up resulting in a 6-8 inch flood in the basement prompting a need to replace some furnishings.
The center is also in need of adding to its capacity to address youth and adult programming, and also to facilitate access to numerous community-based organizations that use the facility as a meeting place.