West Cook YMCA

A Summer Recess to Renew, Renovate, Rejuvenate

Published 08.17.14



OAK PARK – September 4, 2014 – After an intensive two- week Summer Recess to thoroughly restore, renovate and renew the West Cook YMCA building, the facility is open for all to enjoy.

"We're most grateful to all who participated in this extensive renovation project - staff, members, residents, volunteers and contractors - who shared their time, talent and expertise to burnish and brighten our 60-year-old building," said Phillip Jiménez, President and CEO.

During the last two weeks of August, the West Cook YMCA undertook its first Summer Recess in five years to deep clean the entire facility, paint walls and ceilings throughout the building, lay a new rubber floor in the Wellness Center, custom-build a new reception desk in the lobby, add new computer and security systems, paint and clean the Y's Natatorium and install a new high-tech membrane liner to the floor and walls of the Y's 25-yard swimming pool, Jiménez explained. ...

..."Our vision is that we will continue to care for the Y in the coming years so that current and future generations can benefit from its more than 100 different programs and offerings each week that are focused on youth development, health living and social responsibility by caring for the spirit, mind and body of persons of all ages," Jiménez said. 

Read the entire story on our media page here.

Pool Opening by September 8

Due to the scope of work being done in the pool, it will reopen by September 8 for the beginning of the Fall I session. Be aware that the water might be chilly as it will not have a long time to warm up before Monday morning.

Fall I Session Information

Fall I Session Water Exercise, Swim Lessons, and Group Exercise classes will begin on Monday, September 8. Registration is going on now on our website or at our Member Engagement Desk.

Video from y-USA volunteers

Click here to see a video put together by our awesome group of volunteers from YMCA of the USA!

Project Photos

Visit our Facebook page to view the Shutdown 2014 album, where we posted pictures from the entire project!



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