Welcome to the Baxter YMCA family!

Baxter YMCA

7900 S. Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

(317) 881-9347

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The Arthur R. Baxter YMCA is a non-profit organization that has been bringing about positive change to south-central Indiana for half a century.

As a part of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the YMCA of the USA, the Baxter YMCA is a driving force behind the Y’s mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Located on 19 acres of land in Perry Township, the center features a 13,500 square-foot wellness department complete with cardio equipment, free weights, machines, wellness advisores, fitness classes, and personalized training programs. The aquatics department features an 8-lane, 50-meter outdoor pool with a double flume slide and zero depth entry wading pool, as well an indoor lap pool open year-round. Swim lessons, water fitness classes, and even synchronized swimming take place year-round. The property also includes outdoor fields and two gymnasiums.

Additional member benefits include discounts for YMCA programs and events. The Baxter YMCA hosts early education classes, youth and adult sports, teen programs, and activities for senior citizens. These programs and more are available to both YMCA members and guests. Program costs and membership fees are based on income level thanks to generous donations made to the YMCA Annual Campaign.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday5:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday - Thursday8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday8:00am – 2:00pm
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 2:00pm
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm
Monday - Friday8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday - Friday2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday11:00pm – 2:00pm

Center Holiday Schedules & Hours

  • Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 21)
    CLOSED
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)
    7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Independence Day Thursday, July 4)
    7:00 am-5:00pm
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 2)
    7:00am-5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28)
    CLOSED
  • Christmas Schedule
    Christmas Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 24): 5:00am – 3:00pm
    Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25): Closed
  • New Year's Schedule
    New Year's Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 31): 5:00am – 3:00pm
    New Year's Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1): 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • For Member Services Desk and Play and Learn:
    Please contact the Baxter YMCA at 317-881-9347

Center Amenities

  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on Membership and Joining Fees
  • Free or Reduced fees for all programs
  • Online Program Registration
  • Member Priority Registration
  • Indoor Pool
  • 2 Outdoor pools (8 lane, 50-meter with double flume slide; zero depth entry wading pool with water features)
  • Free quality Child Watch while you work out
  • Free Land & Water Group Exercise Classes (excludes specialty classes) ages 11+
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Wellness Center with cardio machines, strength machines and free weights.
  • Free Wellness appointments with a YMCA Wellness Advisor
  • Free monthly family nights
  • Free Body Composition Testing
  • Reciprocating Membership at all Greater Indianapolis YMCA locations
  • Free Member Appreciation Events
  • Indoor and Outdoor playgrounds