Melbourne PAL at Carver Park is Open!
After extensive refurbishment, Melbourne PAL at the Carver Park Community Center has re-opened. The renovations were started on 5 December 2007 and completed at the beginning of May. The center has been officially open since 2 June 2008. In the refurbishment, the old inoperable restrooms on the east end of the building were removed and relocated to the north side of the facility. It is planned that the space in the building formerly utilized for the old rest rooms will be converted into a meeting area with a removable partition. See more photos here.
We are conducting a summer youth program that involves such activities as swimming, bowling, and roller skating. Summer hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fall hours will be in the afternoon and evening once school is back in session. Marthenia Jones has transferred from the Grant Street Community Center to assume the Directorship of Melbourne PAL at Carver Park--she has worked hard to re-open a state-of-the-art recreational community center. Please welcome her.
A Grand Opening Celebration is to be held later this summer and there will a cookout and softball game with the community against members of the Melbourne Police Department. The new CPCC facility is to be a family friendly place and not just for the kids, but for their parents as well. Proposed new/example activities are to include: a Family Friday night where $2.00 is charged and will include movie, hotdog, popcorn and soft drinks; and a Family Bingo night on Monday evenings.
On Thursday, 3 July the kids enjoyed a cookout with hotdogs along with a water balloon fight and then settled down for chips, drinks, cupcakes and freezie pops while they enjoyed watching a movie with the hot and then rainy weather outside.
The YDC North Program is being run by Melbourne PAL at Carver Park. For additional information, please contact Marthenia (Ms. Tudy) Jones at the number below. We are interested in locating youth in need of Bright Futures Scholarship hours for volunteer services at the new facility.