Fitness Fans and Parents Note: Austin-based YMCA is rolling out its reopening plan that includes facilities, summer camps, swimming pools, and youth programs.
After a 10-week closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Y will open seven locations in the Austin area starting June 1. The facilities will follow advice from health experts and local officials to ensure their reopening is safe, a press release said. ensure that all components of the facility, including fitness equipment and areas, locker rooms, childcare, visitor areas and office space, are cleaned and disinfected to meet the highest standards of hygiene and safety. “
The following locations will reopen strength and cardio training facilities, lap swimming and limited exercise classes from June 1st:
East Communities – 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd. (Fitness facility and pool to reopen, rest of the facility for the summer camp until July)
TownLake – 1100 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Northwest Family – 5807 McNeil Dr.
Southwest Family – 6219 Oakclaire Dr.
Springs Family – 27216 Ranch Rd. 12 in Drop Feathers
Bastrop – Hauptstrasse 1110 in Bastrop
Hays Communities – 465 Buda Sportsplex Dr. in Buda
In addition to the above locations, Y at Camp Moody is also reopening for outdoor fitness classes and family activities. The Y’s North Austin location at 1000 W. Rundberg Ln. will host summer camps and will be open to the general public again on August 1st.
The YMCA Summer Day Camp begins June 15 at 14 locations in Counties Travis and Hays. “More locations may be added as facilities become available.”
After opening, each facility will implement the following security procedures: branch capacity limits as per state guidelines (currently 25 percent capacity), performing health exams for members and employees, requesting masks at check-in, setting social distancing markings, and implementing new ones Cleaning protocols.
Prior to opening its East Communities and Southwest Family locations, the YMCA of Austin is working with locally based safety management agency Code 4 to thoroughly clean the facilities. Both buildings had provided childcare for key workers while they were closed.
The Y says it will reopen pools for swimming in the coming weeks and add recreational sports and youth programs, but didn’t provide an exact schedule. Programs for seniors and other vulnerable populations are suspended indefinitely.
“The Austin Y has served the community for more than 65 years, having endured many challenging times together, none of which are as impactful for our community and our Y as this COVID crisis,” said James Finck, YMCA President of Austin and CEO, in a press release.
“We are very excited to reopen our facilities, to welcome our members and the community again, and to return to what we do best – helping everyone achieve their full potential.”