Spartanburg Family YMCA
Programmed at 78,000 SF, the new two-story facility is located on the 10.5-acre site of the previous facility which remained open during construction. Inspiration for the exterior aesthetic was the original Spartanburg Family YMCA built in 1914.
Large windows maximize daylighting and provide views to the common green space. Features include a children’s daycare, teen center, gymnasium, racquet ball courts, fitness and group exercise spaces as well as a 13,000 SF natatorium that contains two swimming pools. The indoor fun pool consists of a large slide, three water elements that splash, spray, and pour, water spouts and a vortex feature that allows small children to tube. The pool also contains three lanes for youth instructional swimming and water aerobics for rehabilitation. Resistive therapy for Spartanburg Regional’s rehabilitation service is available in this area as well. An additional 15,000 SF of rehabilitation therapy services is located on the second floor, adjacent to the fitness area.
Demolition of the old facility provided space for playing fields, flanked on both sides by parking and site access to optimize vehicular circulation. A pedestrian and cycle path links to the adjacent Mary Black Foundation rail trail for community connectivity.