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The Dowd YMCA Renovation & Expansion is now complete! When the project began in 2016, our CEO Todd Tibbits shared a vision to recast the Dowd YMCA as a community cornerstone:

“Since 1960, the Dowd YMCA has welcomed neighbors new and old to make lasting personal and social change in their lives and in the community. As Charlotte has grown, and our neighbors’ needs change, it has become critical that we create new space for community to take shape and grow. This project represents more than construction on a facility – it is our promise that this expansion and renovation will strengthen people and will strengthen the Y’s role in connecting communities and increasing social capital in Charlotte.”  -Todd Tibbits, YMCA of Greater Charlotte President & CEO

Over the course of the past 3 years, here is what we have done to improve your experience and strengthen our commitment to the community:
  • Built a 383-space parking deck in partnership with Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church.
  • Added the Leon Levine Center for Healthy Living featuring an additional 50,000 square feet of fitness space, including the addition of a 12,000 square foot activated rooftop terrace.
  • Created boutique-style fitness studios for Barre, Cycle, Pilates & Yoga which allows us to offer 150+ classes weekly.
  • Opened the Dowd YMCA CrossFit in our 6,000 sq. foot Sports Performance Center.
  • Up-fitted our basketball gyms with new goals, creating more opportunities for fellowship through league play.
  • Expanded our cardio & free weight areas and created open functional workout space with the addition of the Johnson Fitness Center.
  • Doubled the size of our Y Kids Center to serve families with youth under the age of 10 in more active play experiences.
  • Redesigned the Jack Spiers Racquetball Court Complex, creating 4-glassfront courts perfect for tournament play.
  • Added open green space to the exterior of the building, enhancing our connectivity to our surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Partnered with Atrium Health to provide on-site primary care and physical therapy services.
Thank you for your patience during our construction. We look forward to serving you & the Charlotte community for years to come.

 If you are already a regular at the Dowd YMCA, refer a friend to join you! When you refer a friend, they can meet their goal at any of our 19 branches and you will receive a free month of membership for referring them.

If it’s been a while since your last visit with us, we’d love for you to visit in the coming weeks. With more than 3,000 visitors daily, it can be crowded at peak times. If you have a flexible schedule, consider visiting during the off-peak times below for the best workout experience:

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 11AM, 1PM to 4PM, 8PM to Close
Saturday: 1PM to Close
Sunday: 4PM to Close