We are proud to announce that the YMCA is coming to Reynoldsburg. The new location, expected to open in spring 2019, will be the YMCA‘s 14th branch in central Ohio. Construction is expected to begin in March 2018.
On May 2nd, a majority of voters approved a 1 percent income-tax increase to build the new facility. The levy will generate about $6.5 million annually, increasing Reynoldsburg’s income-tax revenue by about 54 percent each year.
Of the anticipated new yearly revenue, about $1.5 million will be used to repay a 30-year loan for the new YMCA community center and about $5 million will go towards city improvements.The new Y will be a two-story, 52,000-square-foot building built on 10 acres at the north end of Huber Park, on the site of the old Reynoldsburg Swim Center at 7215 E. Main St. The Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA will most likely resemble the Delaware Community Center YMCA.
The Reynoldsburg community identified the need for a community recreation center over a year ago, and that dream has finally become a reality. The new branch will expand the Y’s reach in central Ohio, providing even more people with resources they need to grow and flourish.
Like other other central Ohio branches, this new location will provide the community with childcare, recreation facilities, tools for healthy living, and a broad variety of initiatives designed to lift up the community and improve quality of life.
“It was a long, long road to get here, and it feels pretty good,” said Reynoldsburg Mayor Brad McCloud. “This is what happens when people pull together.”
Reynoldsburg is currently the largest central Ohio suburb without a pool or community center. However, with this new location, the Y looks forwards to helping the neighborhood to come together, build new connections, and thrive as a community. The Reynoldsburg branch will be the 14th YMCA in the YMCA of Central Ohio associaiton.
“On behalf of the Y, I'd like to congratulate the Reynoldsburg community on taking a major step forward this evening and THANK you for your vote of trust and confidence in our partnership. Great things are ahead!” said Brian Kridler, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, YMCA of Central Ohio.