West Cook YMCA



summer Recess will take place from

Sunday, August 12th – Sunday, August 26th

We will re-open on Monday, August 27th at 5am


Our commitment to our members is to provide the best experience and during the two-week Summer Recess we will be working on over 300 projects ranging from repairs, preventative maintenance, facility investments and enhancements. This year the West Cook YMCA will invest over $250,000 to improve your Y.  

Some of the projects that will be completed during these two-weeks include:

Safety & Security Projects

Front Desk Gates, Fire Panel, New Facility Phone System, New Lockers in the Boys Locker Room, New PA/Intercom System, New Security Cameras, New Fire Doors in Both Gyms

Preventative Projects

Strip & Seal Basketball & Racquetball Courts, Patch Racquetball Court Walls, Reseal & Stripe Parking Lot, Repair Pool Liner, Pool Lights, Facility Deep Cleaning, Commercial Washers & Dryers, Resident Washers & Dryers

Important Information regarding Summer Recess:


Members are asked to clear out lockers and remove locks by Friday, August 10th. Locks that are left after Saturday, August 11th will be removed. In addition, personal items that are not removed by August 10th will be stored for 30 days. After October 1st all items will be donated to local charity.

Registration During Summer Recess

Member program registration for Fall I & Fall II is currently open to members and general registration begins August 6th. Our Member Engagement Staff will be available to assist members during Summer Recess with program registration either at the Member Engagement Front Desk or via telephone at 708.383.5200 

Review the Fall Brochure Here

Programs Operating During Summer Recess

During Summer Recess the following facilities and programs will be operating. Summer Camp at St. John’s, The Maywood Pool at Fred Hampton Aquatic Center and Chronic Disease Programs at remote locations.

Alternative Locations 

During Summer Recess we are planning to offer alternative locations for some of our programs and access to pools.

Those locations will be posted below as they come available.


Contact Kevin Klein at 708.434.0203 or kklein@westcookymca.org


Alternative Sites (open PDF version here)

Updated 8.13.2018 

*Must bring Y ID and state ID. Will be asked to sign waiver and limited to 12 visits per person. If under 18 years, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian the first time. Under 11 years, must be accompanied at all times.



Phone Number

Facility Available

WCY Member Price


2947 Oak Park Ave. Berwyn 708.749.0606 Wellness Center $0 Locker Rooms & Pool closed Aug 20-Sept 3
Elmhurst YMCA*
211 W. 1st St. Elmhurst 630.834.9200 Wellness Center $0 Pool is closed Aug 20-Sept 3
LaGrange YMCA*
1100 E 31st St. LaGrange Park 708.352.7600 Wellness Center $0 No closures
McCormick Tribune YMCA*
1834 N. Lawndale Ave. Chicago 773.235.2525 Wellness Center $0 No closures
Forest Park Aquatic Center
7501 Harrison St. Forest Park 708.366.7500 Swimming Pool $6.50/adult $5.00/child $3.25/senior Must bring YMCA card
Fred Hampton Aquatic Center
300 Oak St. Maywood 708.345.2744 Swimming Pool $0 Open daily from Noon-7 PM
Irving Park YMCA*
4251 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago 773.777.7500 Wellness Center $0 No closures
Indian Boundary YMCA*
711 59th St. Downers Grove 630.968.8400 Wellness Center $0 Pool Closed August 26
Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division St. River Forest 708.366.6900 August 16 & 23, 6-8pm $0 Healthy Weight & Your Child: LL Conf Room & Gym
Ridgeland Commons

415 Lake St. Oak Park 

708.725.2220 Lap Swim  $3 per session  Must bring YMCA card
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