the next 130 years
Constructed with a 1950’s world in mind, the current YMCA building at Patterson St. is no longer a viable headquarters to serve nearly 20,000 facility visits per month, over 18,000 individuals and families annually, and upwards of 600+ youth daily.
Our vision for the next century begins with the construction of a new and modern Y facility at the corner of Hilyard and 24th (the previous Roosevelt Middle School site). This new flagship location for the Eugene Family YMCA will serve as an organization-wide headquarters. The facility will provide a new home for a growing membership, but also will house the operations and offices for the programs reaching our entire community. A substantial portion of the new Y will offer public space available to the entire community to socialize, watch their children participate in programming and exchange ideas.
Expanding our reach
A new Y is just the start of our vision. Eventually, pending community demand and support, we anticipate the creation of additional “branch” locations to serve new neighborhoods. The Eugene Family YMCA has discussed and drafted a possible land lease agreement for a parcel in West Eugene (at Bethel Community Park) with the City of Eugene for the first of these potential new branches.
An additional component of our vision is to expand our current Tennis Center on Patterson Street. Once we move into the new Y a few blocks down the road, our commitment to the local tennis community will grow with the addition of two more indoor courts. The current YMCA building will be demolished to make way for these new courts and the remaining land will either be developed to provide additional YMCA programming based on community need or be sold to financially support our future vision at Hilyard, Bethel and beyond.