Residents celebrate revival of Roxbury recreational complex
(Matt Rocheleau for Boston.com
By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent
All in one large room, all at once, children shot basketballs, rolled around on small bicycles and scooters, hula-hooped, and played other activities. A team of women roller-skated in circles; other groups lobbed tennis balls to one another or practiced martial arts drills.
There were soccer nets on either end of the arena. A dark-red, two-lane track lined with parents, local elected officials, area police officers and other bystanders surrounded the many on-goings on the central, light-navy blue court surface.
The multi-functional Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex, which also features classrooms and an outdoor swimming pool, showcased its versatility Thursday when the 43-year-old Roxbury facility re-opened with a new look.