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Phase 2 of Reopening Begins June 1

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
May 28, 2020

Dear Y Family,

We are pleased to begin the next phase of reopening our Ys on June 1. Please review this message with important information about additional locations opening, expanded facility hours and additional amenities.

Thanks to all of you who joined us May 18 as we reopened several facilities. We appreciate your cooperation with our new health and safety protocol. We will provide additional updates over the coming weeks as we continue to expand access and amenities at our Ys. 

More Centers Open June 1

The following centers are scheduled to open Monday, June 1.

  • Bonner Springs Family YMCA
  • Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center
  • Olathe Family YMCA
  • Paul Henson Family YMCA
  • Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center
  • Red Bridge Family YMCA
  • Riverside Community Center

HOURS

Monday – Thursday
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Open to Active Older Adults (Ages 60+)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+ 

Friday
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Open to Active Older Adults (Ages 60+)
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+ 

Saturday 
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

Sunday 
Noon – 4 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

AMENITIES

Access will be limited to the following areas and programs:

  • Fitness center - cardiovascular and strength training equipment available with adjusted spacing to allow physical and social distance
  • Group exercise - limited adult and Active Older Adult classes will be in the gymnasium for maximum distancing
  • Personal training/KU Brain Health studies - new procedures optimize physical distance
  • Gymnasium - available for personal workout space (no organized sports, such as pickleball or basketball)
  • Restrooms - no showers or lockers

Expanded Hours and Amenities for Other Centers

The following centers opened on May 18 and will expand their hours on June 1. 

  • Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center
  • Cleaver Family YMCA 
  • North Kansas City
  • Platte County Community Center South - Parkville
  • Platte County Community Center North - Platte City

HOURS

Monday – Thursday 
6 – 8 a.m. - Open to Ages 16+ 
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Open to Active Older Adults (Ages 60+)
11 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

Friday 
6 – 8 a.m. - Open to Ages 16+ 
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Open to Active Older Adults (Ages 60+)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

Saturday 
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

Sunday 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Open to Ages 16+

AMENITIES

Beginning June 1, access to locker rooms, including showers and restrooms will be added.

Pool access will be available at the following centers:*

  • Cleaver Family YMCA 
  • North Kansas City
  • Platte County Community Center South - Parkville
  • Platte County Community Center North - Platte City

*Atchison County Health Department states pools must remain closed at this time.

Pool Hours

Monday – Thursday
6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday
6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New Pool Rules

  • Lap swimming – one person per lane; maximum 30 minutes; must bring own equipment (fins, kickboards, etc.)
  • Water group exercise with physical distancing
  • Masks must be worn on pool deck
  • Spas, saunas and steam rooms will not be available

Members will continue to have access to the following amenities:

  • Fitness center - cardiovascular and strength training equipment available with adjusted spacing to allow physical and social distance
  • Group exercise - limited adult and Active Older Adult classes will be in the gymnasium for maximum distancing
  • Personal training/KU Brain Health studies - new procedures optimize physical distance
  • Gymnasium - available for personal workout space (no organized sports, such as pickleball or basketball)

New Health and Safety Procedures

To maintain a safe environment, these new health and safety procedures are in place: 

  • Temperature Checks - Visit our Health Station to have your temperature taken prior to checking in. Associates also will receive daily temperature checks.
  • Wipe Down Equipment - Use the cleaning materials provided. Wipe down all equipment before and after your workout. Y staff also will disinfect equipment and activity areas regularly.
  • Wear a Mask - Protect yourself and others by wearing a facemask. Masks are required in common areas but not while exercising.
  • Keep Your Distance - Stay at least six feet away from others whenever possible. Look for signage to help.
  • Stay Home if Sick -Keep our community safe. Stay home if you are feeling sick or are vulnerable to illness.
  • Limited Access - To help provide a safe environment as we reopen, please limit your visit to 60 minutes or less. Facilities will be open to ages 16 and older. As we focus on serving our members who are ready to return, guests will not be permitted and day passes will not be available. 

Watch this video to learn more about our new health and safety procedures.

Your Account

If you have put your membership on hold or converted your fees to a donation during the Stay at Home order, your hold or donation will end and your monthly membership fee draft will resume in June, at your previously scheduled draft date.

For additional questions about your account, contact our membership support team at 816.360.3311 or Feedback@KansasCityYMCA.org.

Thanks For Staying With Us

We are so incredibly grateful to the people who have stood by us throughout these challenging times. Thank you for staying with us as we transitioned our resources to meet critical needs in our community by providing child care for essential workers, reaching out to seniors to help prevent social isolation and providing virtual tools to keep you healthy at home.

This is an example of our community at its best and a great display of how the YMCA is more than just a gym…we are a community.

Please visit KansasCityYMCA.org/YResponse for the latest updates as we continue to open our Ys in phases.

Additional amenities and programs will be added in phases over the coming weeks. For those who prefer to continue healthy living activities at home during this time, free virtual programs will remain available at KansasCityYMCA.org/OnlineWellness.

With gratitude,

John Mikos
President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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