A one-of-a-kind facility & a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

In partnership with the Martin Richard Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is taking this once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a one-of-a-kind facility — because to make unprecedented development in Boston requires investing in our kids.

Community Benefits

Square Feet of Space

Young People within Three Miles

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Years of Serving Our Community

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A Partnership for Kids

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Martin Richard Foundation are two highly respected Dorchester institutions who have partnered to build the City’s premier youth development hub on Mount Vernon Street into the City’s premier youth development hub. This multilevel indoor facility and its surrounding outdoor spaces will provide an array of recreational and cultural experiences, becoming a vibrant and inclusive space for Dorchester and nearby communities.
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Intentional Development for Kids & Families

The Fieldhouse+ will be more than bricks and mortar – it will connect children and families with people and programs that provide resources for youth not offered at any other youth agency in the City. There are 50,000 people under the age of 18 living within a three-mile radius of the Columbia Point peninsula, with over 1,000 students from Boston Public Schools that will directly benefit from access.
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High Quality Programming

The demand for high quality programming for youth in Boston, and across the region, is reaching record heights. In response, this new, fully accessible space will convene and welcome young people from an array of different schools, neighborhoods, cultures and backgrounds. As we scale programs and activities to accommodate more youth, the partnership remains true to its core values – peace, respect, innovation, support and equity.

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Unique Design for Maximum Benefit

Athletics and recreation meet culture and community on one piece of land. The Fieldhouse+ will create a state-of-the-art, child and family-focused complex that will become a gathering place for the whole community. This 75,000 SF space and front yard will have the following…

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  • Indoor Courts
  • Turf Field
  • Walking Track
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • Roof Garden
  • Theater
  • Fitness Center
  • Offices
  • Studio Space
  • Conference Rooms

Front Yard

  • Café
  • Beautifully Landscaped
  • Terraced Seating
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Courts
  • Retail Space

+Now is the time

A significant generational investment to serve our community for the next 50 years.

+Stewards for the future

Preserve the unique cultural and racial diversity of Dorchester.

+We can do more

50,000+ young people within three miles of us.

+A place for youth & families

An anchor in the community, connecting a pipeline of wrap-around services.