The News Journal: Newark YMCA Celebrates 50 Years Renovation

Unveiled on Friday, the Newark branch now has a new expanded entrance and walkways for better traffic flow, updated member check-in station as well as a digital information screen to broadcast YMCA events, health information and upcoming programs.

There is also an improved family play area with an Exergames interactive gaming wall and a self-serve coffee and tea station in the lobby with seating and plug-in capabilities so people can do work or homework.

Those renovations add to the Western YMCA’s offerings. The facility also has two indoor pools a functional training center complete with hanging bars and over 80 group exercise classes weekly.

To kick-off the weekend and celebration, the facility is hosting a community movie night, 60s dance and open swim at its indoor pool from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. There will be tours as well.

The expansion was designed by Bob Grove and the RG Architect team, which is based in Middletown.

Jen Rini can be reached at (302) 324-2386 or Follow @JenRini on Twitter.


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