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Built as a school in 1928, the original building consisted of classrooms, an auditorium, a lunchroom, a library, and a principal’s office. The school was closed as part of Asheville City Schools’ desegregation plan in 1965 and converted to a public community center.

For more on exciting changes as part of a current neighborhood investment project, visit this project page.

Indoor Features

  • Computer access
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multipurpose room
  • Recording studio
  • Restrooms

Outdoor Features

  • Basketball courts (two)
  • Educational panels
  • Multi-purpose field
  • Mural
  • Off-street parking lot
  • Open space
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground

Activities, Classes, and Events

Parties and Rentals

Looking for an affordable indoor location for your next party, reunion, baby shower, retreat, or celebration? Reserve the multipurpose room for $25 per hour (required $100 security deposit refunded after rental) online or by calling the center at 828-254-1942.


Learn more about the community-guided process to bring the park to life by reading Park Views: Burton Street Community Center.


  • Basketball
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sports Field(s)
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location Type

  • Community Center
  • Park

Location Information

134 Burton Street
Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 254-1942

Day Operating Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday Closed