Downtown YMCA Grand Re-Opening Party

October 2, 2015


The New Castle Community YMCA invites you to celebrate the completion of its downtown building renovations at a Grand Re-Opening Party on October 24, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the community will have the chance to tour our renovations, participate in games & activities, and enjoy entertainment & refreshments.

The party is open to all of New Castle. Guests will enjoy outdoor games, indoor activities, and on-site entertainment. Everyone will be treated to a tour of the recent renovations and have the chance to participate in wellness activities, such as mini-fitness classes and family swim time, free of charge. Refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon.

The renovations are part of our $2.4 million “Strengthening the Heart of Our Community” capital campaign. With the help of a $1 million matching grant from the May Emma Hoyt Foundation, the YMCA upgraded & updated its 65,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown New Castle. The construction, which took place from June – October 2015, includes: new family-friendly locker rooms, new men’s and women’s locker rooms, an expanded youth center, a new community room, a new drop-in child watch center for members using the Y, new wellness and free weight equipment, all new exterior windows, renovated elevator, and other improvements throughout the building.

Richard Lyons, the Y’s Chief Executive Officer, says the improvements will help the YMCA remain a fixture in New Castle for many years to come. “These upgrades and improvements will not only help us meet the needs of our current members,  they will help us expand the kinds of programs we can offer to our membership and to the entire community. We look forward to welcoming more people into our Y family and maintaining our commitment to the greater New Castle area.”

The Y has been a part of New Castle for nearly 150 years and continues to be a leader in improving the quality of life of Lawrence County residents. We strive to make the Y available to everyone in our community, regardless of their age, income or background. In fact, about 1 in 4 members receive financial assistance for membership and programs.