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8th Street Family YMCA Closure

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
March 9, 2018
8th Street Family YMCA

Dear 8th Street Family YMCA Members,

Thank you for your continued support of the 8th Street Family YMCA. The 8th Street Family YMCA has served downtown Kansas City, Kansas, for 105 years.

On a recent routine walk through of the building, we discovered signs of deterioration. We consulted with a structural engineer. Based on the structural engineer’s report, we must exit the entire building structure. Out of concern for the safety of our associates, members and the community, we have closed the facility.

We are sad to close this facility that has served our community for so long, but we must do so for the safety of our members, associates and everyone we serve. The 8th Street Y is so much more than just a building. It's a community of Y supporters, volunteers and associates. We continue to work toward building a new Y in downtown Kansas City, KS. 

In the meantime, you are still part of the Y family. Your Y membership has always included access to all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations. You may begin using any of our Ys immediately. 

Nearby locations include:

We will follow up with more details about this transition. If you want to make any changes, feel free to contact us at 816.360.3311 or from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

We were able to prolong the life of the 8th Street Family YMCA building longer than expected, thanks to the generous support of our partner, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. We remain committed to continuing to work with the UG to build a new Y as part of a Healthy Living Campus in downtown Kansas City, KS. We will share progress updates as they are available.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


John MikosExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating OfficerYMCA of Greater Kansas City