The Buras Community Center is the second of four brand new centers to open in areas of Plaquemines Parish that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The two-story Center is approximately 17,340 square feet. It includes a fitness center, conference room, teen activity center, private administrative offices, training and classrooms and a swimming pool, with a movie theater in the works.
The Plaquemines YMCA board of directors donated the land to build the community center. The result created a public-private partnership between Plaquemines Parish Government, FEMA, the YMCA, the United Way and a fundraising drive called the Plaquemines Legacy Campaign, which was sponsored by the United Way.