West Cook YMCA

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The West Cook YMCA is a vintage building located in the Pleasant District of Oak Park. A $1.2 Million investment since 2014, means there is a high-quality fitness and wellness facility right in your neighborhood. Our 100,000 sq. ft. facility features two gyms, indoor track, pool, studio for personal training, three racquetball courts, indoor cycling studio, multipurpose activity rooms, a member lounge, girls & boys locker rooms, men’s and women’s spas with saunas and steam rooms, and a wellness center with brand new state-of-the-art cardio equipment. The West Cook YMCA facility also includes over 100 rooms for single room occupancy residents.


FREE Wellness Center Orientation (ages 10-15)

Youth participants will learn the basics of using cardio machines and a select number of strength machines.  All Youth ages 10-15 are REQUIRED to have a Wellness Center Orientation prior to using the equipment.

12 – 15 year olds may use the strength training machines on their own, and 10 – 11 may only use the cardio equipment with parent or guardian (18+) supervision. Children under 16 may not use the Free Weights Area unless working with a Y Personal Trainer.  Sign up at the Membership Engagement Desk for your orientation. Parent/guardian must accompany child at orientation. 





Babysitting offers a safe and supportive environment for your children while you work your way to a healthier, happier you.
Ages: 6 weeks – 7 years. Children must be signed in by their guardian. Parents/Guardians must remain in the building at all times. Please bring your own bottles, diapers, and snacks (no peanut products). Make sure to label all of your belongings.
Cost: Free for members for up to an hour and a half. For babysitting stays that exceed an hour and a half, there will be a charge of $4/hr. Non-members participating in babysitting will be charged $4/hr.
Policy Reminder: Please make arrangements to pick up your children by the time the babysitting room closes. Inability to retrieve children by closing time will result in a charge of $1.00 per minute past closing.
Room Capacity: 21 (Once capacity has been reached, more children cannot be accepted)


Monday - Friday


Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 1:00pm



4:00 - 8:00pm





8:00am - 12:00pm


4:00 - 7:00pm


The Y reserves the right to change the hours based on usage. Please check the current program guide or contact the Member Engagement Desk for current hours.

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