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

The CORE (Center for Recreation and Education) is BPRW newest facility, opened in 2017. Located in the Old North End, at the new O.N.E. Community Center, the CORE offers a myriad of opportunities for all ages. The facility focuses on providing opportunities for inclusive social spaces, and programming with a variety of partnerships. The CORE offers community spaces, a gymnasium and classrooms to rent for local groups and organizations or individuals.

The Champlain Senior Center, part of the CORE, offers dynamic services, including lunch and classes. Activities such as painting, games and weekly off-site activities are open to individuals 55+. Transportation is available.

The O.N.E. Youth Center, a collaboration between BPRW and AALV (Association of Africans Living in Vermont), provides programming for youth ages 14-24, including recreation, skill building activities and professional development services. Off-site field trips include sports games, college visits and nature programming.

The CORE is thrilled to be part of a vibrant ONE Community Center which is home to Verry Merry Theater, the Hindu Temple Association, AALV, the Family Room, Robin’s Nest Childcare, North End Studios and Vermont Adult Learning.

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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 14-24
Monday & Friday, 3:00P-10:00P
Wednesdays, 3:00P – 6:00P

Youth Open Gym

Ages 14-24
Monday nights, 6:00P-10:00P
Friday nights, 3:00P-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 Pickleball


Beginner: Tues & Thurs, 10:00A-Noon
Advanced Beginner: Tues & Thurs, Noon-2:30P
Intermediate: Mon & Fri, 10:00A-Noon, 12:30P-2:30P


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!

Parking at the ONE Community Center