YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center

35 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19810

Do you want to spend some time in the great outdoors? Come join us at our Hanby Outdoor Center and Pool. Situated on 88 acres of land, this venue is located in North Wilmington approximately 10 minutes away from our Brandywine YMCA. At Hanby you can enjoy many outdoor activities including: swimming, walking goats, hiking and nature explorations, flying kites, drawing, painting, making crafts, playing games, fitness bootcamps, and watching movies under the stars.


Hanby Outdoor Pool 2017 

May 30 – June 11
Monday – Friday (weather permitting): 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

June 12 – August 12
Monday – Friday (weather permitting): 1:15 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

August 13 – 27
Monday – Friday: 1:15  – 7 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 28 – Sept 3 (weather permitting)
Monday – Friday: 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Memorial Day (May 29):
 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Independence Day (July 4):
 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Labor Day (September 4):
 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 12th: Camp Celebration –
 Pool closed to members until 4 p.m.


Click here to see what’s happening at our Hanby Outdoor Center this summer.

Aqua Zumba Nights!
Class follows the traditional Zumba format, but in the water. The dance combinations are slightly slower than those done in a typical Zumba class, but the energy is just as high.
Days & Times: Every other Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 21
July 5
July 19
August 2
August 16

Summer Camp Open House
Open to the public Bring your family and friends to participate in camp activities including Gaga, hiking, crafts, and pedal cars!
Date & Time: Friday, June 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Hanby Outdoor Center
Register at the YMCA Membership Desk or call (302) 478-9622.


  • Turn left onto Rt. 202 North.
  • Turn right onto Silverside RD.
  • Turn left onto Marsh Rd.
  • Turn right onto Chestnut St.
  • The Hanby Outdoor Center is a half mile on the left

  • Large fields and grass areas on 88 acres of land
  • Picnic Tables
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor Stage and Pavilion
  • Basketball Courts
  • Gaga Pitts
  • Archery Range
  • Tether Balls and Bathrooms

Passes for Family Swim or Lap Swim may be purchased at the Brandywine YMCA, and also used at the Hanby Outdoor Center. Guest members must present a photo ID when entering the facility, complete the guest participant forms and have a photo taken.

Guest Fees:
Adult (Age 18 & over): $15 per day
Child (Age 17 & under): $7 per day

PLEASE NOTE: Guests 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or an adult member 18 years or over to sign the guest participant form at the initial visit.

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.