Recreation Center Closed

More than 100 children a day come to the Fourth Avenue Community Center.

For now they'll have to meet outside. A rapidly growing crack in the wall was enough to convince city inspectors, to lock the center's doors.

Engineers met at the center Thursday morning to assess the damage. The project director says the good news is nothing appears to be wrong with the foundation. The bad news is this facade was built just six years ago is coming down.

As these children practice their steps for the upcoming FAMU homecoming parade, the center's supervisor is trying to firm up where the children will go after school from now on.

Both the Lincoln Neighborhood Center and the Dade Street Center are within walking distance. Right now plans to send children there should be firmed up sometime next week.