The Vern Burton Community Center is located in the center of the city, adjacent to City Hall, with easy and convenient access to public transportation, downtown shopping, restaurants, and hotels.
Main Exhibition Hall - Meeting & Event Space
The main exhibition hall is 8,100 square feet, with a capacity of more than 1,100 people standing, or 500 banquet occupants. Two exits access a landscaped interior atrium that features an impressive and attractive garden area.
The main hall can also be divided in half for dual activities. Restrooms are located just off the lobby and are ADA accessible. A separate meeting area is dividable by moveable walls in up to three separate sections and has an overall occupancy of 55 persons.
The main hall also has multipurpose fixtures for various lighting
applications to provide just the right atmosphere for your event.
Located immediately adjacent to City Hall, the main parking lot is on the east side of the center with a capacity for approximately 80 cars and capacity for larger vehicles. Additional street parking is also available nearby.
Group & Organization Provisions
The Vern Burton Community Center can provide your group or organization with a public address system featuring microphone outlets throughout the hall for easy access with extra microphones also available. The Vern Burton Community Center features a TOA stereo music system with mixing console, complete with tape and CD player.
The Vern Burton Community Center was originally a high school gymnasium and still has the original hardwood flooring and also has an elevated ceiling which makes the center suitable for basketball and other indoor sports. Two removable basketball hoops can be put into place, and volleyball, pickleball, and badminton nets are available for use.
A well-equipped and caterer-friendly kitchen is easily accessible from the main hall or meeting rooms featuring a convection oven, ice machine, dishwasher, walk-in refrigerator, convection oven, hot plates, warming oven, and plenty of counter space. Tables and chairs are available for up to 500 people.
Whether planning a small meeting, or a large event, the Vern Burton Community Center is a smart choice. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to assist you.
Use of the Vern Burton gym is by availability and reservations. Open gyms, events, and other activities are scheduled through the Parks & Recreation Department. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Rob Merritt.