Recreation center reopens in Lincoln-Lemington


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Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

PITTSBURGH — The Paulson Recreation Center reopened on Wednesday after months of renovation.

The City of Pittsburgh said that the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood recreation center opened today following a more than $430,000 renovation. The renovations that began three months ago were completed and the center, which is a popular place for after-school activities, was open to the public. In addition to the already completed projects, some will continue throughout the rest of the year while the complex remains open.

Improvements include:

  • Complete new HVAC heating and cooling system
  • Two new roofs, both the flat portion and the pitched portion
  • Repointing and restoring of the block side of the building — painting and waterproofing.
  • New ventilation system added to kitchen
  • Interior repainting
  • New concrete steps and entryway
  • New doors coming in late Dec. and new signage coming soon
  • Gym floor stripped, scrubbed and refurbished

The renovations cost the city $432,986.90.