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Our program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts and more!

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Extended Weekend Hours Starting in January

At the request of our members, starting in January we will be extending our hours on Saturdays and Sundays to 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Extended Kids Zone Hours Starting in January

We are happy to announce that starting in January, Kids Zone (ages 3 months – 11 years) will now be open on Wednesdays from 5 – 8 p.m.

Peak Hours Overflow Parking

Do not let parking be a deterrent to you achieving your fitness goals!

After 5 p.m., free parking is available at the Colonial Parking Lot across the street.

Swim Lessons: All Ages

The YMCA offers a wide range of opportunities to improve swimming skills, build confidence in the water, and teach personal safety.

Group and private lessons are available at both our Central and Walnut Street YMCA locations. Registration for our Spring 1 session is now open!

Spring 1 is a 6-week session which will begin on Monday, 2/26/2024 and conclude on Sunday, 4/14/2024 (no classes 3/29 – 3/31).

Sign up today!

Valentine’s Day Massage Promo

Take advantage of 20% off any massage at the Central YMCA Massage Spa.

Free Sickle Cell Trait Testing

 Wednesday, February 28th | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join Tova Community Health at Central YMCA for FREE Sickle Cell Trait Testing! Your health matters, and knowledge is power. Let’s make a difference together.

Y Mission Market

The Y Mission Market at the Central YMCA is a free store, open to community members, that aims to combat hunger and provide for those in need. The Market features shelf-stable and frozen food, clothes, and more. Donations were provided by local community members and partners. Anyone interested in supporting the Y Mission Market can bring donations to the Central YMCA front desk at any time.

For more information visit the Y Mission Market page! 
  • Fitness Center: State-of-the-Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights, Olympic Lifting Center
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag and more
  • Indoor pool
  • Two Basketball Gymnasiums
  • Walking Track
  • Two Men’s and Two Women’s Locker Rooms


  • Family Locker Room
  • Gender-Specific Steam and Sauna for All Members Age 21 and over
  • Over 70 Group Exercise Classes Weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spinning, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat and more
  • Small Group Training- Bootcamp, TRX, Boxing, Multi-Functional Training and Aerial Yoga
  • Free Fitness Consultations, Access to Personal Training
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Pool at Hanby Outdoor Center


Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.


(Ages: 3 months – 11 years)
Tuesday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.


  • Free 2-hour parking is available in the Central YMCA lot to all members while using the YMCA facility. Parking is first come, first serve.  Your membership card will open the gate to the Y lot as you enter from Washington Street.
  • Ample metered parking is available on the streets around the YMCA
  • After 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, members may park in DelleDonne Lot #1 at the corner of 11th and Jefferson (diagonally across from the Central Y’s playground).

For the most up to date holiday schedules, visit the Locations & Hours page.

Thomas Wallace

Thomas Wallace

Community VP/Sr. Executive Director, Downtown YMCAs
(302) 709-9622

Jackie Anderson

Jackie Anderson

Senior Child Development Director
(302) 778-9009

Carl Bailey

Facilities Supervisor
(302) 254-9622 ext. 150

Damien Farrare

Director of Member Engagement
(302) 510-1282

Mike Jumps

Aquatics Director
(302) 478-7834

Jill Quinn

Jill Loughlin

Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 778-9030

Samuel Meck

Sr. Facilities Director
(302) 510-1235

Mark Myers

Mark Myers

Personal Training Coordinator
(302) 254-9622 ext. 149

Joseph Nebrao

Joseph Nebrao

Membership Coordinator
(302) 778-9016

Jimia Redden

Executive Director of Housing
(302) 778-9011

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To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.