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Akron-Area YMCAs Re-Opening Featured

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(Akron YMCA) All branches of the Akron Area YMCA in Summit and Medina counties are open.  The 150-year old association, with the cause of “strengthening communities,” is taking a slow and steady approach to welcoming back members and inviting others to join their fitness centers, child care options and Camp Y-Noah activities.

While the Y operated (4) Pandemic Childcare Centers from March – May, the fitness and day camp side of the business remained closed, with staff assigned to duties of cleaning/disinfecting and preparing for the new normal of social distancing, temperature-taking and mask-wearing.  Keeping everyone safe and healthy will be the number one goal for the future.

Today, the membership branches are open for limited hours, allowing for deep cleaning during closed times.

Weekdays     6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

                     4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturdays     8 a.m. – NOON


Lap swimming, walking tracks and fitness machines are open.  Limited group exercise including water classes are offered at some locations.  Family times for the indoor pools and gyms are open at some locations, with a reservation.  Summer Day Camp options are open at some locations.

“We are taking a slow and steady approach to everything,” said Judi Christy, Director of Marketing and Communication for the Akron Area YMCA.  “By piloting different options at different locations, we can better monitor the staffing, social distancing and safety measures that each of these unique offerings will require before re-introducing them to the whole Association.  We want to be 100% certain that we can keep everyone healthy.” 

Christy advises that people contact their local branch to find out what is offered.  She said there is www.Akronymca.orgincluding contact information for each branch and child care option and camp, under the LOCATIONS section of the site.

Following is a list of the Akron Area YMCA branches.

Firestone Park YMCA

 350 E. Wilbeth Road
Akron, Ohio 44301

Green Family YMCA 
3800 Massillon Road
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

Kohl Family YMCA
477 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44304

Lake Anna YMCA
500 W. Hopocan Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203

Riverfront YMCA
544 Broad Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223

Wadsworth YMCA Community Center

823 School Drive
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

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