*This event is offered in person; proof of vaccination (for those eligible) and masking are required in order to attend. Exact meeting locations will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the tour.*
This new dynamic YMCA campus is in the northeast Bronx Community District 12, alongside NYCHA’s Baychester and Edenwald Houses. Comprised of three pavilions connected by a glass corridor, which provides views of landscaped courtyards between them, this facility celebrates the existing trees that enhance this unique building in a natural gesture.
The YMCA building includes two swimming pools, a 7,200 square foot dividable gymnasium, wellness center, childcare, group exercise studios and sub-dividable community and multipurpose rooms. The double-height entry lobby in the main pavilion opens onto a plaza which provides space for outdoor activities and gatherings. The new, 50,000 square foot recreational facility sits on the eastern side of a large plot under the jurisdiction of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. Their facility, for children with special needs, will continue to occupy the west part of the site and will have direct access to the new YMCA.