120 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

The DCR Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex is completed and had a grand opening on June 30, 2011.

The renovated facility offers a large indoor recreational arena that offers a year round, climate controlled recreational space which is connected to the Melnea A. Cass Memorial Pool.  The facility was built to be a flexible space that can accommodate many different uses.

Hours: 7am – 9:30pm Monday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm on Sundays


The Recreation Complex is connected to the DCR Melnea A. Cass Memorial Pool at 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Roxbury. The property is adjacent to Malcolm X Park and next door to the City of Boston’s Shelburne Youth Center.

Program Ideas

  • Soccer
  • Kickboxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Football
  • Art Classes
  • Dance
  • Roller Skating
  • Music Classes
  • Walking Clubs
  • Inline Skating
  • Performances
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Universal Access Programs
  • Gymnastics
  • Wrestling
  • Movies
  • Community Events


  • Climate Controlled Year Round Space
  • Small Sound System
  • Lobby Gathering Space/Event Area
  • Classroom Space
  • Affordable Venue
  • Near Public Transit
  • Large Open Flexible Space
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Locker Rooms
  • Adjacent to outdoor pool

Highlights of Facility

  • The recreational area is 235 feet x 105 feet, offering 24,000 square feet of useable space.
  • The track allows for casual walking around primary floor space.
  • Primary floor space is lined for multiple uses and activities, including, soccer, roller derby and tennis.
  • New lobby creates gathering space and facilitates access to restrooms.
  • The Complex can be used for educational programming, cultural experiences and performances.
  • The Complex may be reserved for private functions and family events.

DCR is looking to partner with organizations to offer expanded programming and recreational opportunities.

To inquire about using the Complex for a program contact:

Evan Hines, Director
Cass Complex

Amarri Jackson, Supervisor
Cass Complex