The official opening of the new Prospect Road Community Centre took place on Saturday.

The $8.5-million centre is 22,720 square feet and was paid for by all three levels of government, including $5.9 million from HRM and $1 million by both the provincial and federal governments.

The facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, fitness centre, community centre with meeting rooms and an arts room.

It’s also being lauded as the “green” community centre because it has been built to exacting international environmental standards.