BETTER BEGINS HERE
The historic Lyric Theater has been transformed into a new state-of-the-art Y, focused on supporting a more vibrant downtown core and providing life-strengthening programs for all ages. The center will open to the community on October 11, followed by a ribbon cutting celebration on October 14.
LEAVING A LEGACY
Support the Y's commitment to building a healthier downtown Kansas City through a donation. Major donors will be recognized in the facility, and all donors will be listed on the donor wall.
Offering life-saving swim lessons and water safety programs, water fitness and recreation.Lap Pool Warm Water, Zero-entry Activity Pool Steam Room and Dry Sauna
Creating a welcoming atmosphere for all in our community to become a better us.Dedicated Spin Studio and Two Group Ex studios Technology Integrated Cardio and Strength Equipment Walking / Jogging Track Functional Training Space Gymnasium
John Mikos, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Providing inclusive access to health education and care.Three Community Meeting Rooms Instructional Kitchen Healthy Café Historic Lobby with Welcome Center and Interaction Space Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education, Training and Outreach Private Changing Rooms for All Ages
Accessibility for All
A historic link to the past, with a renewed mission for the downtown core.Kids Zone Youth, Family & Active Older Adult Programs Adaptive Programs Community Health Programs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Watch the redevelopment of the 92-year-old Lyric building as it brings healthy living, youth and community programs to downtown Kansas City.
New Kirk Family YMCA Begins First Phase With Summer Day Camp
Construction Begins on Kirk Family YMCA
to Our Partners
The new Y builds on the success of Kansas City’s downtown revitalization and will fill gaps in community services to benefit generations for years to come. We are grateful to our donors and partners for their support to make this project possible.
Tom and Jean McDonnell
Illig Family Foundation
William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee
The Kirk Foundation Trust
Be a Part of History
Because of you, our common vision of a healthier downtown community will become a reality. Every dollar raised for the Kirk Family YMCA will have a lasting impact on the people of Kansas City.Support the Downtown Y
Victor Speaks Foundation, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Corporation
Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation
Kansas City Southern
Dunn Family Foundation
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, UMB Trust & Foundations
Jim and Annabel Nutter Family
The Hearst Foundation
Frank and Nancy Kirk
Mark One Electric
Helzberg - Shirley & Barnett Helzberg
At The Y
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. We'll begin hiring for the Kirk Family YMCA in the coming months. In the meantime, we have positions available at locations throughout the metro.