Clark County Family YMCA

A Space Where Community Comes Together

YMCA

Overview

The Clark County Family YMCA is a hub where recreation, social services, and general fitness come together in a bright, open setting. As a community pillar in east and north Clark County, the center was designed with access and flexibility in mind to welcome and enhance the experience of all members and guests.

Key Stats

Square Footage

60,180

Completion

2014

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Multi-Phase Approach

Due to the scope, this project was completed in multiple phases to ensure members could use the facility throughout the construction process. The initial program included a pool, gymnasium, rock wall, miscellaneous fitness areas, child watch area and support spaces. In the project’s second phase, a lap pool, locker rooms, expanded lobby, renovated fitness rooms, an elevated running track, and the pool enclosure were added.

The gym received new wood flooring and equipment, plus an elevated walking track that takes advantage of the high ceiling and allows transparency between various fitness areas. The new pool area includes an all-glass and aluminum system with retractable roof feature that matches and aligns with the existing system installed in 2000. The new entry canopy was reconfigured to work with the new entry/lobby design and constructed using materials from the original glass entry canopy.

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Pool Area

The center’s most prominent feature has an operable roof to provide an indoor/outdoor motif depending on the weather. In the pool’s shallow end, floor fountains spring up while a large, umbrella-shaped fountain rains water down.

To accommodate a range of classes, the majority of the pool is three to four feet deep. In addition, it has a therapy bench and water jet that were designed in conjunction with PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center’s needs. In the deep end, optional swim jets provide a current for exercise sessions.

An existing outdoor covered play area was enclosed to create an additional gymnasium/multi-purpose room, an informal meeting area, a small kitchenette, and storage space. The new gymnasium can easily be divided to accommodate services, gatherings, and events with exterior entrances for off-hours use.

Extended Program

The project’s final phase included the addition of a 6-lane lap pool (4’-6” to 9’ deep), a new men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas, an expanded lobby and new entrance, renovated fitness rooms, upgrades to the main gymnasium, and a Teen Center.

The gym received new wood flooring and equipment, plus an elevated walking track that takes advantage of the high ceiling and allows transparency between various fitness areas. The new pool area includes an all-glass and aluminum system with retractable roof feature that aligns with the existing system installed in 2000. The new entry canopy was reconfigured to work with the new entry/lobby design and constructed using materials from the original glass entry canopy.