Middletown Family YMCA Opens Its Doors

During the fall, the YMCA of Delaware officially announced plans to expand services in Middletown, Delaware. Roughly six weeks later, the doors on the new 6,400 square foot facility, located at 404 North Cass Street, were open and it has been busy with new staff, families and individuals enjoying the Y. To date, this Y has over 1,800 members.

“We’re very excited to establish a permanent presence in Middletown with plans to build a large full-service YMCA in the years to come,” said Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Delaware. “Our hope is to be a positive force in Middletown, bring our young people and adults into the Y, and cater our services to the needs of the community. We are so pleased to finally be moving forward with our long term vision for Middletown and the surrounding areas, and we plan to keep pace with the growth in this area,”
she added.

The interior design and layout is very warm and creates an atmosphere for people to not only exercise, but to relax and build community. In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center, a movement studio for group exercise classes, and a Kids Zone, this location also features an antique membership desk, decorative accent wallpaper, exposed wood details, lounge chairs and rustic café style tables in a seating area that resembles a warm family room.

Currently, the Middletown Family Y is firming up plans to give members access to a local pool and further develop youth programs including summer camp, teen leadership activities and more.


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