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Our community. Our center.

Welcome to the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park! We invite you to take part in our many activities.

Our center was built a century ago as a school for African American children in Durham’s West End neighborhood. Reborn and revitalized through the West End Community Foundation, Inc., it now offers a modern gym, auditorium, computer lab, meeting rooms and programs ranging from summer camps to a health clinic.

Come visit us. Bring your kids. Bring your neighbor. Play basketball. Dance in our studio. Organize a party. Sign up for our e-newsletter and text messages. Explore our website.

We’re your center for your community. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please go to our Support Us page to purchase tickets to our annual fall fundraiser, “Bridging Our History to Our Present” on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.