Welcome to the Benjamin Harrison YMCA family!

Benjamin Harrison YMCA

5736 Lee Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46216

(317) 547-9622


Opened in June 1997, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA was a collaboration of the Fort Benjamin Harrison Reuse Authority, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, and the City of Lawrence to redevelop and revitalize a historical part of our city and state.

Located in Lawrence on land formerly known as Fort Benjamin Harrison, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA is the first YMCA named after our 23rd President of the United States. The Fort was opened in 1906 by United States President Theodore Roosevelt, honoring former President Harrison (1889-1893), who hailed from Indianapolis.

The property formerly served as a military athletic facility, where the Army trained physical fitness instructors.
The Athlete Village for the 1987 Pan Am Games was built inside Fort Harrison. The YMCA pool was once used for practice by swimmers in the 1987 Pan American Games hosted in Indianapolis.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday - Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday - Friday5:30am – 7:45pm
Saturday7:00am – 6:45pm
Sunday11:00am – 5:45pm
Monday - Thursday8:00am – 12:00pm
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm

Center Holiday Schedules & Hours

  • Easter - April 12th
  • Memorial Day - May 25th
    7am - 5pm
  • Independence Day - July 4th
    7am - 5pm
  • Labor Day - September 7th
    7am - 5pm
  • Thanksgiving - November 26th
  • Christmas Eve - December 24th
  • Christmas Day - December 25th
  • New Year's Eve - December 31st
    5am - 3pm
  • New Year's Day - January 1, 2021
    7am - 5pm

Center Amenities

  • 7 lane, 25-yard Lap Swimming Pool, temperature maintained between 82° – 84°
  • Shiver-free Recreational Pool, featuring two 25-yard warm water lap lanes, zero-depth entry ramp, and shallow water feature for your family’s entertainment, temperature maintained between 86° – 88°
  • Amazing Outdoor Pool with zero-depth entry, splash features, water slide, 2 lap lanes, and lots of room to play
  • Family Center with Indoor Play Structure
  • 2 Full-Court Gymnasiums
  • Computer Lab
  • Group Exercise and Cycling Rooms
  • Silver Sneakers® Fitness Program
  • Over 60 Cardio Machines
  • 18 Cybex® Strength Machines
  • Fully Equipped Free Weight Area
  • Family/Special Needs Locker Rooms
  • Adult (16+) Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Locker Rooms
  • Video Relay Service for the Hearing Impaired
  • Indiana State-Wide Membership Reciprocity