Thousands of people rely on the Eugene Family YMCA. Whether it’s for fitness, healthy living, youth development, or simply a social meeting place, the Y really is a center of the community. Together, PIVOT Architecture and their consultant team, the Eugene Family YMCA, and GRO Development LLC have been designing a contemporary multi-purpose facility that will enable the nonprofit to grow and diversify how it serves the community and have a bright future.
Anchoring the corner of 24th and Hilyard, the new Y building will have a strong Northwest urban presence with an abundance of natural daylight and stunning views of Amazon Park and Spencer Butte to the south. The building’s entrance at this prominent intersection will create a pedestrian-friendly plaza which will enliven and support the multi-modes of transportation (cars, buses, bikes, and pedestrians) which travel along this route every day.
The new Y will neighbor a newly-constructed Roosevelt Middle School, cementing the long-standing relationship between the Y and Eugene School District 4J. The Y will provide after school care and organized activities for area youth.
The 65,000 SF facility, designed to be a model of sustainability and a promotion of wellness, is slated to open in early 2017.
Key features include:
• An aquatics center with a six-lane lap pool, a whirlpool, and a separate therapy/recreation pool with a two-story water slide.
• Youth development areas and two preschool classrooms.
• Three group exercise rooms to support a myriad of exercise programs such as yoga, Pilates, cardio classes, slow movement classes, etc.
• An indoor gymnasium.
• Expansive wellness exercise areas with new cardio exercise equipment, free weights, and stretching areas overlooking Amazon Park and Spencer Butte in the south hills.
• A sizable parking lot with on-site stormwater treatment.
• Bike parking at each of the two building entrances.
• Best practice sustainable design features with the ability to add additional systems in the future.
• Reserved site areas for a future building and parking expansion.
Visit the Eugene Family YMCA website.