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Reopening
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Staying Safe
Together

We're excited to see you at the Y again soon. The safety and well-being of everyone is our top priority. We've been hard at work getting our facilities ready to reopen safely and responsibly, and have new procedures in place. Because we operate in multiple states, counties and cities, we plan to reopen facilities in phases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our first phase of reopening began on May 18. Our second phase begins on June 1. The FAQs below will be updated as new information becomes available.

When will my Y reopen?

The following centers opened on May 18 and will expand their hours and amenities 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

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

What amenities are available?

Amenities vary by location. 

Expanded Amenities for Centers That Opened May 18

The following centers opened on May 18 and will add access to locker rooms, including showers and restrooms, 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

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)

Beginning June 1, pools 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.

More Centers Reopen June 1 

The following centers will reopen 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

At these centers, 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

    What hours will the Y be open?

    To help provide a safe environment as centers reopen, hours will be limited. Hours will vary by center. Please limit your visit to 60 minutes or less.

    Hours for Centers that Opened May 18 Will Expand 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+

    POOL HOURS

    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

    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.

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

     

    Hours for Centers Reopening 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+

    The limited hours are a part of reintroducing the community to the Y under new health and safety procedures. Hours will be expanded and new amenities will be added in the coming weeks.

    Who can come during the time designated for Active Older Adults?

    Members ages 60 and older may visit during the Active Older Adults hours. 

    Who can visit the Y during the first phase of reopening?

    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. 

    What are you doing to keep members safe?

    To maintain a safe environment, these new health and safety procedures will be 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.

    These new rules will be in place at our pools:

    • Lap Swimming - one person per lane; maximum 30 minutes; must bring own equipment (fins, kickboards, etc.)
    • Water Group Exercise - with physical distancing
    • Face Masks - must be worn on pool deck
    • Limited Amenities - spas, saunas and steam rooms will not be available

    Are facemasks required?

    For everyone's safety, masks are required in common areas but not while exercising. Masks are also required on the pool deck.

    What are you doing to help allow physical distance between members?

    The Y is helping members maintain physical distance from one another through the following:

    • New signage to remind members to stay 6 feet apart.
    • Exercise equipment arranged to help provide distance between members.
    • Signage to indicate areas for one-way traffic.
    • Group exercise classes will be in larger spaces and the floor will be marked to allow distance between participants.
    • Water group exercise classes will allow for physical distance between participants.
    • Lap swimming will be limited to one person per lane.

    When will more amenities be available?

    We plan to continue to add amenities throughout the coming weeks and summer months as long as public health guidelines allow it. We will share more details as they are available.

    When will I be charged for my membership again?

    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.

    Will virtual programs be available?

    Yes. We understand you may prefer to exercise at home during this time. Virtual programs will remain available at KansasCityYMCA.org/OnlineWellness.

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