Center of Recreation & Education (CORE) at the ONE Community Center

20 Allen Street Burlington, VT 05401


10:00A - 9:00P






  • Indoor gym
  • Room Rentals

A New Community Center in the Old North End

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront is leasing the entire second floor of the O.N.E. Community Center. We’re calling the space the Center of Recreation & Education, or the CORE. This new facility is focused on providing opportunities for inclusive social spaces, and programs with a variety of partnerships. The CORE will focus on inter-generational programming of all types with specific focus on the Old North End neighborhood. We program active recreation in the gym, and teen and adult learning in the classrooms. We also offer community space to rent for meetings or programs as well as large space for multi-cultural festivities.

As part of BPRW’s expanded senior programming the Champlain Senior Center has relocated to the center!

It will also house a new O.N.E. Youth Center serving kids ages 14-24, specifically youth of color and members of the New American populations. Programs range from recreational to educational to professional development services.

We are sharing the building with several other organizations and non-profits: Very Merry Theater, Hindu Temple Association, AALV, the Family Room, Robins Nest childcare and Vermont Adult Learning.


Call us for more details, or to ask about renting the gym or classroom spaces: 802-540-6888


We’re looking for staff and program instructors to bring the new Community Center to life. Learn more here!

Drop-In Activities

O.N.E. Youth Center

Ages 14+
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00P-6:00P

Youth Open Gym

Ages 14+
Monday & Friday nights, 6:00P-10:00P

Free Youth Basketball Clinics

Sunday afternoons
Ages 10-14: 12:00P-1:00P
Ages 15-18: 1:00P-2:00P
beginning September 24th

Adult Beginner Pickleball

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00A-Noon
beginning September 19th

Adult Pick Up Basketball

Sundays, 10:00A-Noon
beginning September 24th

Ballroom Dancing (free, drop in)

January 18-March 29

Ages 50+ | Thursdays 3-4PM
Age 18+  | Thursdays 6-7PM

Each week the dance class will focus on various forms of dancing led by instruction from the UVM dance team members. The first class will be the American Waltz. Stratton Coleman and John Dewitt are very excited to teach their passion of dancing.

Walk & Talk in the Gym (free, drop in)

Ages 18+

Mondays & Fridays |  10AM-Noon
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  |  1-3PM

Come get walking regularly, out of the winter weather.

Poetry (free, drop in)

Ages 50+ Free

Tuesdays  |  1-2PM

Our Partners at the O.N.E.

You can rent the 2,000 square foot gym for $40/hr! There’s also a classroom to rent as well!