YMCA of Central Ohio

New YMCA in Reynoldsburg to Break Ground

New YMCA in Reynoldsburg to Break Ground
Event celebrates partnership between the City of Reynoldsburg and YMCA of Central Ohio

[Reynoldsburg, OH, September 25, 2017] – The City of Reynoldsburg will break ground on the new Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA on Thursday, September 28th.

A brief program and groundbreaking ceremony will take place from 4:30-5:00 p.m. followed by a variety of family activities including a bounce house, face painting, games, food trucks and more available until 7:30 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public.

“This represents an exciting time for the Reynoldsburg community, as well as for our YMCA association,” said Brian Kridler, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, YMCA of Central Ohio. “We could not be more proud to have the opportunity to provide more people with the resources they need to have a Y experience.”

The new center is expected to open in late 2019 and will feature a pool, fitness center, group exercise studio, multi-purpose rooms, child care rooms, and more. The center will represent the 14th YMCA of Central Ohio branch.

On May 2nd, a majority of voters approved a 1 percent income-tax increase to build the new facility. The levy will generate about $6.5 million annually, increasing Reynoldsburg’s income-tax revenue by about 54 percent each year.

Of the anticipated new yearly revenue, about $1.5 million will be used to repay a 30-year loan for the new YMCA community center and about $5 million will go towards city improvements. The new Y will be a two-story, 52,000-square-foot building built on 10 acres at the north end of Huber Park, on the site of the old Reynoldsburg Swim Center at 7215 E. Main St. The design of the Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA will resemble the Delaware Community Center YMCA.