Western Family YMCA in Newark turned 50 and is celebrating with some new perks for members.
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.
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November 22, 2016
By Jenn Rini