Greetings Members of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA,
As summer approaches, and with three weeks to go before Day Camp begins, I want to take the time to say thank you. It is your feedback and support that helps us to make decisions on ways we can better improve the member experience here at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA. We hope you have found some recent changes such as our new website, reservation system, and mobile app to be valuable, and we are excited to announce some more positive changes coming soon:
We will soon start renewing the saunas in both our men’s and women’s locker rooms. Both sauna rooms will be rebuilt with new northern red cedar seating, and the walls will be sanded and restored to original specifications.
We will post signs as we get closer to the remodel dates, but each sauna will be down approximately 2 weeks until they can be reopened like new!
You may have noticed the beautiful, glowing sign recently added above the elevator in the lobby to remind our members (or to make them aware) of our beautiful Spin Studio in the basement. If you haven’t seen this space, please ask any of our staff, and we will gladly show it to you.
We are also looking at potential renovations to Court D upstairs with the goal of creating a multi-purpose fitness area that can expand our group exercise offerings and provide different options for you for your personal workouts. More to come soon!
You may have noticed that the park across the street at 247 Saginaw is really starting to take shape with new equipment like backboards, benches, and a drinking fountain. More items like a crosswalk across Saginaw St., a storage shed, and a pavilion will be coming soon!
We appreciate your patience—we are currently allowing the field grass time to grow and thicken, so we are not quite ready to open to the public, but we are looking forward to a grand opening this summer. As a reminder, to start this is a community space and will be open during our operational hours.
I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend and will always remember the real reason for this holiday: to honor the military and to remember those who lost their lives while defending our country.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.
Individuals will not be turned away from participating in programs, activities, and/or membership due to their inability to pay. The Y maintains a generous financial assistance program for youth, adults, and families who demonstrate financial need. Funding for this program is provided by fundraising events at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and community-wide donors.