Grand Opening For New YMCA

Grand Opening For New YMCA Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

May 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The new St. Cloud Area YMCA & Aquatics Center held its grand opening on Tuesday.

"We've worked really hard to get to today, to build this place that would really wow our community," said the YMCA's Dawn Zimmerman.

She says it's been great hearing comments from people as they see the new facility for the first time.

Zimmerman says the response to the new YMCA has been tremendous and that they expect to double their members, which now is around 7,800.

She says St. Cloud's new YMCA is setting the standard for what a Y can and should be and other YMCA's have been in contact with them seeking advice on bettering their facilities.

Rates will stay the same in the new $23.3 million facility.

The project has been ongoing since 2004 when voters approved a referendum to raise $10 million for the project.

An additional $4 million will come from a regional sales tax.

Much of the remainder of the project has been funded through big donations from CentraCare Health, Coborn's and others.

The new YMCA is located at 2001 Stockinger Drive, just across the street from the old Y on Northway Drive.



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