Our Neighborhood

RTH is a vibrant and exciting neighborhood made up of more than just housing. We offer a variety of services where you can find connection and enrich your life. The Community Center houses the Welcome Desk, Health & Wellness Center, the Teen Center, and the gym. The Betty Powers Library provides assistance with research, learning, and technology. The Mary T. Clifford Memorial Pool and Parks Community Building offer a variety of events and activities for all ages. You can also find gardens, parks, playgrounds, and more within our community.

Scroll down to learn more about each location, and for more information call the Community Center at 617-232-4306 ext. 200 or email us at [email protected].

RTH Community Center

RTH Community Center

The RTH Community Center is located at 20A Vining Street and houses our Welcome Desk, the Health & Wellness Center, and the Johnathan Brody Teen Center and the Gymnasium.

Our Gym has a full-sized basketball court that is also used for hosting special events.


Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 7:00 am – 9:45 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Call 617-232-4306 ext. 200

The Educational Resource Center at the Betty Powers Library

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Betty Powers Library and Computer center

The Resource Center is a technology equipped environment that support a variety of educational and job training programs for the RTH community. The Resource Center contain the Betty Powers Library & Computer Learning Center which includes reference books and study materials as well as computer training center that supports workshops and special events.

The Resource Center additionally provides other service such as photo copying, fax, and printing services as well as Internet access.


The Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Duggan Building (25 Mission Park Drive) open:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Closed on Sunday

Call (617) 232-4306 ext 601

Mary T. Clifford Memorial Pool

Mary T. Clifford Memorial Pool

RTH offers swimming and wading pools to all residents. The pool is open from early June to early December and supports both recreational needs as well as aquatics programs.

The pool is located at 2 New Whitney Street.

Hours (Open June to September)

Pool hours will be posted seasonally

Call 617-232-4306 ext. 300

Robert & Theresa Parks Community Building

The Parks Community Building houses the Resident Services department as well as common areas used to support Pool access and community events.

Resident Service Operating Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Call 617-232-4306 ext. 305

Playgrounds and Recreational Spaces

Francis Street Garden
Daley Playground

There are several recreational and open spaces on Roxbury Tenants of Harvard properties are available for individual and family use.

Francis Street Garden
The garden is available to residents who want to enjoy a quiet place.

Play Structure and Spray Park
Located at the New Whitney Street loop, this facility has playground equipment and plenty of open spaces for children.

Ellen T. (Nana) Daley Park
Located at Flynn Drive, this is another playground facility with water function for children.

Kempton Street Playground
Located at the end of Kempton Street.

Playground at Mosaic
Located at 80 Fenwood Road, this area is available to all residents of the community (also includes a play area for the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Early Learning Center).

Basketball Half Court
Located near the Pool, this is an outdoor basketball court.

Levinson Plaza
Designed by award-winning architect Mikyoung Kim, this area contains benches and open spaces for  residents.