Expanding the Possibilities
Since its founding in 1948, the YMCA has continuously adapted to meet the county’s changing needs. Today, we are responding to a growing senior population, more residents with handicaps or special needs and a greater need than ever before to provide positive, healthful activities for our youth.
Unfortunately, our current building – as good as it was – simply could not meet the changing needs. The gym is often overcrowded by youth and adult sports, classes and gymnastics. The fitness center was small, inadequately ventilated and only accessible by stairs. The pool water was too cool for use by physical therapy patients and small children, and too warm for swim team and lap swimmers. What’s more, demand for the pool greatly limited access. Lap swim was available for less than an hour each afternoon and evening. Ventilation in the pool area is inadequate. And there was no elevator to provide access to the second and third floors of the building for those who cannot climb stairs.
To address these important issues, protect the community’s investment in the existing building and ensure that the YMCA remains vital and relevant to our citizens now and in the years to come, the Y planned a major building expansion and improvement project.
Our expansion project finished very quickly. The elevator was finished and operational in September 2009. The rest of the new facility aspects opened the end of January 2010.
Come in and tour our new facility if you haven't already. It is more than we could have imagined.