It happened shortly before two o'clock this morning at the Northside Community Center on North Spruce Street.
According to a statement from Hope Police Chief J. R. Wilson, the suspect threw a rock through a side glass door, broke into a locked office area and set the fire.
Wilson said the responding officer estimated the fire caused about $50,000 in damage, with most of it restricted to two offices in the front of the building.
According to his statement, a television was also removed from the center and placed behind a building next door, where it was recovered by investigators.
Wilson said the motive isn't clear.
Police are asking anyone with additional information about what happened to contact them.