On behalf of the Brainerd Family YMCA, thank you for being a member and/or support of our YMCA. When you give to the YMCA, those dollars allow children, families and older adults in financial hardship to access the programs and service of the Y. Your continued gift will help young people achieve their potential and empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives. We are more than a health club.  We are the Y, and we need your help now more than ever.

The year 2015 was a very productive and challenging year.  Several building improvements were completed:

  • Women’s locker room shower renovation
  • Energy efficient lighting installed in both pools
  • Multi – purpose outdoor basketball court
  • New lights installed in the racquetball court
  • Weight room equipment & upholstery
  • Dehumidification unit installed in the lap pool
  • Roof Repairs
  • New plumbing in the men’s and women’s locker room
  • Air Conditioner installed in downstairs Kids Club Area

However, your Y is now faced with a new and unforeseen challenge.  As you may know, our 53 year old lap pool recently developed unexpected cracks both on the surface and under the pool, resulting in voids created underneath that area.  After extensive research, we believe that we have a long term solution. We have secured a pool contractor that specializes in PVC pool liner installation and one that specializes in filling in voids under pools. The result will be a “next to new” pool that will serve our community for many years to come. We are scheduled to re-open the first week in November.  We also plan to renovate the Family Locker room. The total cost for these projects is $80,000.

By the end of this year, our YMCA is projected to subsidize $63,298 in free and reduced membership and program fees to over 700 individuals in financial hardship.

Please join me with your continued financial support by matching or exceeding your gift from last year. Donor names will be displayed by giving level in the YMCA lobby, posted on our website, and published in the Brainerd Dispatch. In addition, all contributions of $1,000 or more will be displayed on a 3’ X 5’ vinyl color banner in the gymnasium for one year for the Y Partners Campaign or on a 12’ X 12” tile if you choose to donate to the lap pool and locker room renovation project.

You can donate online by following our secure “Give to the Y’ link on the home page. Or you can drop of your donation with our Member Services desk.

602 Oak Street, Brainerd

218.829.47 67

Summer Hours
(begin Tuesday after Memorial Day)

Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
(begin Tuesday after Labor Day)
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Saturday 7a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.