Westfield - Our Future Plans

East 181st Street & Wheeler Road
Westfield, Indiana 46074

(317) 713-8546

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The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and Westfield Washington Schools are pleased to announce that only $2 million remains before ground can be broken to build a complete YMCA center adjacent to the natatorium!

The project will be placed on 10 acres of donated land from the Wheeler Family at the southwest corner of Wheeler Rd. and 181st St. in Westfield, IN, adjacent to the current Aquatic Center.

For more information about the project, please click on the tabs below. Please contact Shannon Russell, Major Gifts Officer, at 317-713-8546 for fundraising information.

Westfield is a growing hub for businesses and home to families seeking the best quality of life: excellent schools, great opportunities for recreation, and a welcoming community.

Like Westfield, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis began with a higher mission: helping people become healthier in spirit, mind, and body. Today, our Y has expanded into a movement that serves all people. Our association includes 15 facility and program centers. We serve seven Central Indiana counties and a population of nearly 1.7 million people.

In addition to serving more people and places across Central Indiana, our work has evolved and our impact has expanded. We’re not just a gym. We’re not just a charity. We’re about families, but we’re also about singles, college students, new couples, and empty-nesters. Above all, we’re about community.

That’s why we’re so excited about what’s next:
our campaign to bring a complete YMCA center to Westfield.

Amenities

With 90,000 + -square-feet, the new YMCA in Westfield will boast the best features a Y has to offer. This Y center is planned to be built adjacent to the current natatorium on 10 acres of donated land from the Wheeler Family at the southwest corner of Wheeler Rd. and 181st St. in Westfield. Featured among the amenities are:

  • Gymnasium for court sports
  • Free weights & cardio equipment
  • Cycle & yoga studios
  • Indoor track
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Child watch and kids’ adventure area
  • Community gathering spaces
  • Chapel/reflection room
  • Café and lounge
  • Warm water family/therapy pool
First Floor Schematic for Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield
First Floor Schematic for Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield schematic
Second Floor Schematic of the Ascension St Vincent YMCA in Westfield
Area Plans Schematic for Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield
Area Plans Schematic for Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield

Like Ys all across the country, the Westfield Y will allow us to deliver on all three of our focus areas. It will provide space and resources for youth development, it will support and enable healthy living for local residents, and it will promote social responsibility in the communities it serves.

While we are excited about the project, funds will need to be raised and approvals must be met before construction can begin.

Youth Development

At the Y, we believe that play is the foundation for learning. A Play & Learn Center, free to Westfield YMCA members, will offer curriculum-based learning activities to children from six months to five years in a fun and nurturing environment.

We’ll complement the nationally-recognized Grand Park, and we’ll help grow Westfield’s reputation as a leader in youth sports. At the Y, our sports programs are about more than winning—they are about building strong bodies and strong character. Children and teens will learn the skills needed to perform to the best of their ability through year-round programs like Basketball, Soccer, Futsal, Football, Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Martial Arts.

YMCA Day Camps will help kids in Westfield reach their full potential. At camp, they will make new friends, increase self-confidence, and learn leadership skills. Daily rotations, guest speakers, and field trips provide opportunities with science and technology, arts and crafts, active games, healthy cooking, and more.

Woman reading to children

Healthy Living

The new center will provide every amenity that people have come to expect from the YMCA, including a gymnasium and wellness center, along with the pool that is already open to the public.
Like all of our new YMCA centers in Greater Indianapolis, the Westfield Y will include a healthcare partner who will provide preventive care programs and initiatives onsite.
The Westfield Y will help local residents reduce the risk of chronic diseases which are causing healthcare costs to soar. Options will include a LIVESTRONGTM Program for cancer survivors, Enhance Fitness® to manage arthritis, and the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.
Experienced Westfield YMCA instructors will lead personal training and group exercise classes like Zumba®, Pilates, and Les Mills BodyPumpTM.

Healthy Living - Spin class

Social Responsibility

One of our most important responsibilities is to serve those who serve our country. That’s why a Westfield YMCA will offer reduced membership rates for our heroes. We’ll also provide financial literacy classes, job fairs, and other programs designed especially for veterans, military service members, and their families.

At the Westfield Y, we’ll offer a wide variety of YMCA and national certification and training opportunities. For example, our American Heart Association courses provide the skills needed for any emergency.

People tending a garden

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Plans an Ambitious Campaign in Support of a Westfield Y Center

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has distinguished itself through successful collaborations and groundbreaking innovations, and we’ll bring that experience to a Westfield YMCA. To fulfill this vision, the YMCA plans to launch an ambitious campaign, which will include raising the final $2 million in support of a new center.

As more and more people come to our region to make a home, establish careers, and raise their families, they are strengthening and revitalizing our region. To better serve the families of Westfield and broader Hamilton County, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will build a full-service center. By building a YMCA in Westfield—a community not currently served by a Y center—we will take an important step to fulfilling our mission: “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

For fundraising information, please contact Shannon Russell, Major Gifts Officer, at 317-713-8546.

Project Status

Our Westfield Community | YMCA in Westfield | YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Get to Know the YMCA in Westfield

Want to know more about the new YMCA in Westfield? We’ve got answers for you.

YMCA in Westfield FAQs

Q: Where will the YMCA in Westfield be located?

A: On the Southwest corner of Wheeler Rd. and 181st St., on land donated by the Wheeler Family, adjacent to the current Aquatic Center.


Q: What amenities will this YMCA feature, and how big will it be?

A:

  • Gymnasium for court sports
  • Free weights & cardio equipment
  • Cycle & yoga studios
  • Indoor track
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Child watch and kids’ adventure area
  • Community gathering spaces
  • Chapel/reflection room
  • Café and lounge
  • Warm water family/therapy pool

The Westfield Washington Schools Natatorium, which can be divided into three individual pools, includes space for training, swim lessons, water fitness classes and lap swimming, and features a spectator viewing area. YMCA locker room space is available to athletes during school-sponsored swim meets. YMCA members and guests have access to the 50-meter lap pool when not in use by WWS.

The facility will also house a healthcare provider, Ascension St. Vincent, which has been a successful model for YMCAs across Central Indiana. The three entities (Wellness Center, Aquatics Center, and Ascension St. Vincent Health Clinic) will share some equipment and common areas, including the main entrance and atrium, café and lounge, multipurpose classroom, public bathrooms, storage areas and parking lot.


Q: What programs will be offered?

A: Beyond being a safe place to gather, grow and be in community, the Y offers countless nationwide and global programs that have been tested over time. We customize all our programs to meet the needs of local communities. Some examples of programs we may bring to Westfield include: day camps, social and enrichment initiatives for teens and older adults, chronic disease prevention programs, health and fitness classes, swim lessons, mental health programs, services for first responders, and more.


Q: How many people will be served?

A: An independent marketing study projected that the YMCA will serve approximately 12,000 members. Additionally, if you belong to a YMCA anywhere in the country you will have guest access to this Y. We also expect visits from many families visiting Westfield for tournaments at nearby Grand Park and other events and attractions.

Q: When will you open?

A: The project will be completed in two phases. Phase I consisted of the Westfield Washington Schools 50-meter natatorium, lobby, restrooms, and multipurpose classroom. Groundbreaking for Phase I took place in Fall 2019 with the natatorium opening to the public in January 2021. The YMCA’s close partnership with the Schools has allowed the Y to use its proven expertise to manage the natatorium as soon as it opened, and to offer select aquatic programs for the benefit of the community upon opening its doors. More details to come of opening date of the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA in Westfield (complete YMCA center).


Q: Why should I support the YMCA—what is the YMCA doing for Westfield now and how do I know the organization is serious about serving our community?

A: The YMCA has secured a temporary site at 144 S Union where programming began in fall of 2020. The YMCA will host programming at this temporary site until construction of the Westfield Y is complete. Initial programming has included Group Exercise and Active Older Adult classes and child watch during programming hours.

While the YMCA is committed to building and sustaining a presence in Westfield, as a nonprofit organization, it must build new facilities with money over and above what is in the operational budget. This additional budget must be raised—and the sooner the YMCA can secure the necessary funds from the community, the sooner it can complete the project.


Q: What is the current status of fundraising?

A: The YMCA has secured a $5 million commitment from the City of Westfield, so approximately $11 has been raised to date. To make the vision a reality, $2 million is still needed.

In August of 2020 the YMCA finalized a lead gift from Association St. Vincent, and has also entered into a partnership with College Park Church. These agreements, along with several other early gifts from committed volunteers and donors, will help defray the Y’s construction costs and enrich the programming offered at the Westfield Y. YMCA leaders are actively seeking support from institutions and individuals in the community to raise the remaining $2 million needed to bring the critical mission and impact of a YMCA to Westfield.


Q: Can you tell me more about the Westfield Community?

A: A Growing Community

  • Westfield was ranked in the top five fastest-growing communities in the Indy Metro area according to the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Westfield’s 2016 population had increased 22 percent in just six years.
  • Future job growth in Westfield is predicted to be 42.55% over the next 10 years.

A Livable Community

  • CNN Money Magazine named the City of Westfield one of the top 50 “Best Places to Live” in 2013. Westfield is the only Indiana community on the list which focuses on “America’s Best Small Towns.”
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Westfield’s 2016 population had increased 22 percent in just six years.
  • Westfield was named #1 among 1,200 small cities across the United States by WalletHub.com.

A First-Class Community

  • Westfield High School was ranked the sixth best high school in Indiana by U.S. News and World Report in 2017.
  • SportsEvents magazine ranked Westfield’s Grand Park as one of the nation’s top 10 multi-use sports facilities. More than 1 million sports visitors are expected to participate in, or attend tournaments at, the Grand Park Sports Campus each year.

Y Studio at Westfield

144 South Union Street
Westfield, Indiana 46704

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The YMCA’s presence in Westfield includes both the YMCA Studio at Westfield and the Westfield Aquatic Center.

At the YMCA Studio at Westfield, you can enjoy Group Exercise including a Les Mills portfolio of classes, a Performance Studio, and a Cycling Studio.

  • Classes are geared for those 18+ (those 11+ can join with a supervising adult)
  • Income-based pricing available for those who qualify

If you have an existing YMCA of Greater Indianapolis membership, you can also access the YMCA in Westfield!

(Please note: for Small Group Training and certain Mind Body classes as noted on the schedules,  a “Y+Studio” membership upgrade is required.)

Please call or stop by the YMCA Studio at Westfield or any of our YMCAs for assistance, or join online.

Monday, Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Sunday: Closed

Childcare is available for ages 1-10 while you workout, free for two hours a day.
Childcare hours are:
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Saturday:  8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

What are some of the amenities at the YMCA Studio at Westfield?

This new state-of-the art space includes a cycle studio, a performance/small group training studio, and a third group exercise studio, as well as free childcare for ages 1-10 while you workout.

What are the hours of the Studio?

Monday, Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 5 -7 a.m., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 8-11:30 a.m.
Sunday: Closed

Free childcare is available for ages 1-10 while you workout, up to two hours a day.
Childcare hours are:
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9-11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8-11:30 a.m.

Is there on-site parking? Does it cost?

There is FREE on-site parking for participants at the Y Studio at Westfield.

Traffic flow is one-way around the building with angled parking, and there is also free parking in the lot across the street.

Can we use other YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations?

You can choose access to the YMCA Studio at Westfield only OR  join one of our YMCA of Greater Indianapolis full facilities with a Y+Studio membership upgrade to have unlimited access to the Y Studio at Westfield and to all YMCA locations throughout Central Indiana.

What are the rates?

  • There is no join fee and no contracts.
  • We also offer income-based pricing to those who qualify.
  • If you have an existing YMCA of Greater Indianapolis membership and want access to the YMCA Studio at Westfield, simply add “Y+Studio” to your account.

Does this location accept Prime, SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit?

At this time, insurance programs are not accepted for YMCA Studio at Westfield access.

What programs are offered?

We offer a variety of programs such as cycling; Les Mills BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyFlow, and Virtual; small group training, and more. (Refer to our “schedules” tab.) We also have free childcare on-site (for ages 1-10).

Are you hiring?

Check listings at INDYMCA.org/Jobs.

Who can use the Y Studio at Westfield?

The Y welcomes all. Classes here are geared for those 18+, although those 11+ can sign up with a supervising adult. (Childcare is for those 1-10yrs.) Access to the studio is via a monthly membership fee (no contracts). Day passes are also available for $15 (a valid photo ID is required, and code of conduct/guest pass policies apply).

How do I sign up?

Online or in person at any YMCA of Greater Indianapolis location.

The online registration link is below.

  • There is no join fee and no contracts.
  • We also offer income-based pricing to those who qualify. Please call us for more information.
  • If you have an existing YMCA of Greater Indianapolis membership and want access to the YMCA Studio at Westfield, simply add “Y+Studio” to your account.
You can choose Y Studio at Westfield program access only, or, if you have a YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Y+Studio membership, you can to use any of our full-facility locations and also use the new Y Studio at Westfield.

The YMCA Studio at Westfield offers a Performance Studio, a Group Exercise Studio, and a Cycle Studio.

There are  more than 100+ classes each week in both live and virtual studio formats. We offer a variety of programs such as cycling, Les Mills BodyPumpTM, BodyAttackTM BodyFlowTM and VirtualTM, small group training, and more.

We will also have childcare on-site (for ages 1-10) while you workout.
Childcare hours are:
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

DOWNLOADABLE CLASS SCHEDULES:

  • Download Mind/Body / Group Exercise Studio Class Schedule
  • Download Performance Studio Class Schedule
  • Download Cycle Studio Class Schedule
  • Download Combined (All 3  Studios) Class Schedules

To reserve your class space:

Search “YMCA of Greater Indianapolis” in the App Store to download the Y App. Our staff can also give you an app “cheat sheet” with more details. With current social distancing guidelines in effect, there are 12 spots available per class. We will allow walk-ins if space allows.

In order to best serve our community, we have revised our policy of class cancellations.

Morning classes will be cancelled if there are no guests signed up by 10PM the night prior.
Evening classes will be cancelled if there are no guests signed up by 12PM the day of the class.

If you plan to attend a class, please sign up using our YMCA of Greater Indianapolis app. You may also cancel your class via the app.

In the event that a class is cancelled, but a guest arrives to attend, the Welcome Desk will set up a virtual equivalent.

Westfield Aquatic Center

851 E 181st Street
Westfield, Indiana 46074

(317) 713-1081

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At the Westfield Aquatic Center, we offer open swim, lap swim, private, semi-private and group lessons, and various shallow water fitness classes.

Association-wide Membership includes access to the YMCA Studio at Westfield, Westfield Aquatic Center, and all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Locations. Single-location Membership to the YMCA in Westfield gives you access to the YMCA Studio at Westfield and the Westfield Aquatic Center.

Stop by any YMCA of Greater Indianapolis location, or join online.

Monday & Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: Pool is closed

 

What types of programming does the Westfield Aquatic Center offer?

At this time, we will offer open swim, lap swim, private, semi-private and group lessons, and various shallow water fitness classes.

Is Child Watch offered at this location?

Child Watch is not available at the Westfield Aquatic Center at this time.

How do I sign up for the Aquatic Center?

In-person at the Westfield Aquatic Center, or any of our other YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations. Online coming soon; stay tuned!

Does this location accept Prime or SilverSneakers?

Yes, these two programs are accepted at the Westfield Aquatic Center.

Can we use other YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations?

You can choose single-location access to the Westfield Aquatic Center only, OR, with a YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Y+Studio membership, you will have unlimited access to the Y Studio at Westfield, the Westfield Aquatic Center, and to all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations throughout Central Indiana.

What are the rates?

Single location memberships to the Westfield Aquatic Center vary by membership type. There are no contracts. We also offer income-based pricing to those who qualify. Single location rates are shown per month:
Youth (18 and Under) $22
Young Adult $36
Adult $46
One Adult HH $64
Two Adult HH $76
Two Adult Only $65
Senior $43
Senior Two Adult HH $66

Is there a website or Facebook page for the Westfield Aquatic Center?

Yes! We’re on Facebook as “YMCA in Westfield” You can also find us on the web
at INDYMCA.org under the “locations” tab.

I’m signed up! Now how do I register for programs or a lap lane?

Search “YMCA of Greater Indianapolis” in the App Store to download. Our staff can also give you an app “cheat sheet” with more details. With current social distancing, all programs have taken social distancing into account, and participants will be spaced accordingly.

In-person at the Westfield Aquatic Center, at any of our other YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations, or online.