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Downtown YMCA

Built in 1913, the Downtown YMCA is committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Our staff have a member’s first attitude and their first priority is to see that you feel at home.

The Downtown facility includes:

  • Comfortable locker rooms including separate Adult and Family facilities
  • Well trained and friendly staff to assist you in all areas
  • A full Wellness Area with free weights, cardiovascular and strength equipment
  • Two gymnasiums
  • Boxing Studio
  • A 25 meter swimming pool with lap and recreational swimming
  • Group Exercise classes from traditional Aerobics to Kickboxing and Pilates
  • Indoor Cycling classes
  • Personal Fitness Center with cardiovascular and strength equipment
  • Three indoor tracks
  • Staffed Childwatch and Youth Center Facilities for kids while their parents workout

Take an interactive tour of our Downtown facility¬†¬Ľ

Facility Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday – 5:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – 5:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 6:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Holiday Hours

Easter – closed
Memorial Day – 5:00am to 2:00pm
Fourth of July – Closed
Labor Day- 5:00am to 2:00pm
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – 12:00pm to 3:00pm
New Years Day – 7:00am to 2:00pm


Child Watch (Nursery) – Ages 6 months to 6 years

The Child Watch is a nursery service for YMCA members’ children while their parents are in the facility. There is no charge for this service for children 6-months & up, and Child Watch may be used for up to two hours per day.

Hours of Availability

Mornings Mon – Fri 8:00am – 1:30pm
Evenings Mon – Thurs 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm


Earl C Wilson Youth Development Center

Children will have the opportunity to play in either the Youth Activity Center or in the Youth Gaming Room

Youth Activity Center: Children can participate in Shuffle Board, Air Hockey, Foosball, Nook Stations, Legos Stations, Craft Stations, and Reading Corner.

Youth Gaming Room: Children can play on 4 gaming stations, 2 interactive snowboarding games,2 Youth Size Treadmills with Virtual Trails, DDR and 2 new gaming systems:

  • EyePlay: a virtual indoor playground that allows multiple players to interact with colorful graphics and sounds projected onto the floor.
  • 3Kick: is an interactive game made of resilient foam pads that can be punched or kicked.¬† The score is based on speed and more points are allocated the faster you move.


This area is free to youth members ages 5 to 14 for up to three hours per visit and is supervised during the following hours:

Hours of Availability

Monday – Thursday – 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday – Closed

The Youth Development Center will be open in the summer during the following hours:

Monday – Friday – 8:00am to 1:30pm
Monday – Thursday – 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday – Closed


Downtown YMCA
222 NW 6th Street
Evansville, IN 47708