YMCA Breaks Ground on 11th Branch Facility in Waynesboro

Posted: Sep 05, 2018

The Greater Augusta Family YMCA will break ground on its 11th branch facility on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:30 p.m. at 50 Olympic Road in Waynesboro, Georgia.  The $6.3 million facility is a collaboration with the Burke County Board of Commissioners with support from several other donor organizations and is set to open Summer 2019.  Generous financial support to enable the project has also been given by the Georgia Power Company, Dalton Utilities, Oglethorpe Power and Ingevity, Inc.

The project has been six years in planning and brings the citizens of Burke County a state-of-the-art fitness facility, pool and water park, providing the only public pool available in the county.  The 20,000 square feet facility will offer:

Large public pool and splash pad

Perimeter walking trail

Large multi-purpose field

Community meeting room

Spinning theater

Expresso Virtual bikes

Group Exercise Rooms

Boot Camp/CrossFit training

Personal Training

Machine and Free Weights areas

Adapted Selectorize equipment (handicapped)

Play and Learn child care

Mother’s Morning Out

Parent’s Night Out

Summer Day Camp

Prime Time after school program

Corporate group memberships available

The new Y will create approximately 40 new jobs, with seasonal jobs flexing up to just under 100.  Membership rates will be comparable to existing Y branch rates of a similar size and offerings, with scholarship programs available for those who qualify.  The Y provides $2 million annually in scholarships throughout the CSRA for all of its programs.  The policy of the Y is no one is ever turned away for their inability to pay.

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