This summer, we are set to open our expansion – the Leon Levine Center for Healthy Living. As we open the new spaces, you’ll notice additional changes throughout the existing building. Below you’ll find more details on what’s to come (all dates are tentative & subject to change):
Both the Men’s & Women’s Health Centers will undergo several months of renovations and upgrades, including improvements to life safety equipment & cosmetic upgrades. During this time, only half of each health center will be available for use – see the linked diagrams for specific areas of impact.
Locker rentals and access to fitness equipment will be limited during construction. The good news is that we’ll have brand new lockers and new equipment in the health centers this fall! In the meantime, we have plenty of day use lockers and similar fitness equipment available throughout the facility.
Over the next several months, our cardio equipment will be relocated to Hines Gym. Electrical work will start on June 25th to prep the space for the equipment move on Friday, June 29th. During this time, all pick-up basketball and open gym times will occur in Underwood Gym while group fitness classes will continue to operate on the front court of Hines Gym.
When the work is complete, you can expect to a brand new, expanded cardio floor with updated equipment.
Beginning August 4th:
As a part of the renovation, we are expanding our Childwatch and Universal Family Locker Rooms to provide a better experience for our families and swimmers. During this time, Childwatch will relocate to the 4th floor (accessible via stairwell or elevators). The family locker rooms will remain unavailable through October 25th.
In addition, we will be upgrading our life safety equipment and refinishing the floors in Underwood Gym and the pool. During this time, pick-up basketball and open gym will be unavailable. Don’t forget that your YMCA membership provides you access to all 19 YMCA of Greater Charlotte locations. Stratford Richardson, Childress Klein, Harris and McCrorey Family are your closet options with pick-up basketball offerings in August.
Life safety equipment and annual maintenance will also occur in the pool. We will finish up our current swim lesson sessions on Saturday, August 4th and begin the draining process at 1pm. During the month of August, our evening Masters Swim program will move to the Childress Klein YMCA in Uptown Charlotte. Looking for other locations to swim through September 3rd? Your YMCA membership gives you access to all 19 YMCA of Greater Charlotte locations and several are within short walking or driving distance from the Dowd YMCA: