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Frederick Douglass Community Center

HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY - FRIDAY 1pm-9pm
SATURDAY 10am-6pm
CLOSED SUNDAY
School Winter, Spring & Summer Breaks
11am-10pm
City Legal Holidays
10am-6pm


111 Olivia Street
305-293-8305


The Frederick Douglass Community Center and Gymnasium opened its doors in March of 1993. During the initial opening, the center was primarily used for intramural basketball games. 

The center belonged to the Douglass High School Tigers and when integration came to play in the 1960's, the then Douglass High School was demolished.

The gymnasium stayed and was renovated to provide recreation to the community. Currently the center provides the following:

  • After school tutorial to school age children from Kindergarten through High School
  • Computerized assistance for FCAT and SAT preparation
  • Music Appreciation, (Piano, Violin, Guitar) for students from K - 7th grade
  • Cheerleading
  • Police Athletic League's (PAL) Winter, Spring, and Summer Basketball League for students in grades 1 - 8
  • Arts & Crafts/Dance Appreciation (Puppet making, stilt walking, Goombay Costume making, Modern/Brazilian Dance)
  • Computerized Academic Assistance covering content areas of math, reading, and social studies
  • YMCA basketball camp
  • Field trips for Summer Recreation
  • Lunch Service for Summer Enrichment
  • Community Service for State of Florida Juvenile Justice & Department of Corrections
  • Adult/Children's Health Fairs and City of Key West Benefit Fair
  • Key West Housing Authority's Mayor's Revolving Loan Program
  • Post-Hurricane Emergency Shelter
  • Church Anniversaries/Services, Funeral Repasts, Family/High School Reunion gatherings
  • Bible studies
  • Key West High School Girls Basketball Game
  • Tutorial Site sponsored by Care Center for Mental Health
  • Special Events: (Back to School Parties, Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Pre-school Graduation)
  • Catholic Charities/Metropolitan Community Church food bank

 

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