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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 social media.

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

Mark your calendars! November 30th is #GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday’s message of hope, connection, and community has never been more needed. Learn how your generosity can make a difference for our organization on #GivingTuesday.

Our roots run deep.

Our programs are innovative.

Our community is connected.

Go to the Support Us page to learn more!