Dec
19
Tue
Glendale YWCA Pool Commemoration and Appreciation Ceremony @ Glendale YWCA Welcome Center
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a commemoration and appreciation ceremony for the pool and its aquatics program at 6:30 p.m on December 19th at our head office welcome center, 735 E. Lexington Drive.

Free event, open to the public.

Amid years of decline in pool usage, rising operating costs and anticipated reinvestment, YWCA Glendale will permanently close its swimming pool and end its aquatics program on Dec. 31, 2017.

“According to recent assessments, the pool, locker rooms, pipes and pumps all will require major capital reinvestments. These reasons, along with the declining number of aquatics participants, have led us to the decision to close our pool,” explains Executive Director Tara Peterson, “Continuing to operate it at a deficit undermines the health of our other programs. This decision, while difficult, ensures we can continue to provide Camp Y for youth, operate our Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter, and provide case management, child care, counseling, legal advocacy and more to women and children leaving abusive circumstances.”