Join the Como community at the upcoming groundbreaking of the new Como Community Center. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Chamberlin Field, 4600 Halloran St.
The new community center will offer both youth and adult programming, fitness resources and meeting space. After the new center is operational, the old building will be demolished.
Funded by the 2014 bond program, the center is expected to cost approximately $11.6 million.
The original Como Community Center was built in 1970 and is located on Horne Street near West Vickery Boulevard. Its after-school program has been in existence for more than 20 years, and as many as 140 students participate annually. Additionally, Como is the only community center in Fort Worth that has a track and field team, as well as peewee football and cheerleading leagues.
The center provides an evening meal program daily, a weekend food program and a mobile pantry in collaboration with Tarrant Arrea Food Bank. The center is a Community Action Partners site that assists low-income individuals.