Wednesday, July 20, 4:30 p.m. Central Parkway YMCA
After 19 months of renovations, Central Parkway YMCA is set for its public debut. YMCA brass, along with project and community leaders, will cut the ribbon to reopen the historic structure on July 20. The “new” downtown Y, which sits at the gateway to Over-the-Rhine, will feature an open, two-story fitness center; a 25-yard, three-lane indoor lap pool; four studios for fitness classes and cycling; a renovated full-court gymnasium; and many other features.
In addition to the full health and wellness facility at Central, The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is relocating its association offices to the facility. And upper floors of the building have been renovated into 65 affordable apartments for seniors and are being operated by the Model Group and Episcopal Retirement Services. (The housing grand opening is planned for mid-August).
The nine-story Central Parkway YMCA, built in the Renaissance Revival style, is one of the largest structures in O-T-R. President William Howard Taft laid the cornerstone for the building in 1917.
Total cost for the mixed-use project tops $30 million.
The building will reopen to the community on Thursday, July 21.
Click on a thumbnail below to view photos of the renovation.