Community Update

We are shifting our focus at the Y to do what we have always done as a nonprofit, for 175 years, to serve our community.

Dear Valued YMCA Member,

I am following up with you as we receive additional questions about our plans amid the COVID-19 crisis and in light of recent notices, alerts, and directives from state and local leaders.

At this time the fitness centers and pools are still open for membership at the Central Parkway YMCA (downtown), R.C. Durr YMCA (Burlington), and Clippard YMCA (Colerain).   All YMCA of Greater Cincinnati members are welcome to visit these branches. Note, all fitness classes, aquatic classes, Kid’s Club, youth programs, senior programs, etc. are canceled.

In addition, online classes are now available for all members, and new offerings will be created in the coming days. We are also working on launching Facebook Live and real-time classes.

All other centers (Blue Ash, Campbell County, Carl H. Lindner, Clermont, Gamble-Nippert, Powel Crosley, Jr., Highland, M.E. Lyons, and Richard E. Lindner) will temporarily close for membership services effective, Monday, March 16th (through April 3, 2020) to allow us to respond to the growing need for childcare and youth camps for parents who are unable to take time off work and hospital employees who will fight the spread of the virus.

We are working with volunteers, schools, and other agencies to support hungry kids, isolated seniors, and meet emergency needs.   If you want to know how you can help, contact Heather ( for more info.

We ask that you join us in this effort, that you remain a member so that we can “do good” together in this time of uncertainty. We know your membership is rooted in the relationships you have built at the Y; these relationships are based on the humanity we share with each other.

Remain with us as we write a story of how we came together, continued our wellness journey at home, and served those who needed us the most. Let us tell the story of the “meaningful” ways we responded. Let that be the story that is told.

I know many of you will be hurt by the hardships this virus will cause.  If you cannot remain with us, we will place your membership on hold and look forward to the day when we can again continue our efforts to reach goals, make friends and connect to the communities we love.  If we can help you, let us know.  We will do our best to find the resources you need.


Jorge Perez

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati