COVID-19: Welcome Back. Now Open: Indoor Fitness!

Select outdoor group exercise, fitness experiences and indoor pools are now open. Select indoor fitness is available at the Brace Family, Dowd, Harris, Johnston, Keith Family, Lake Norman, Lincoln County, Lowe’s, McCrorey, Morrison and Stratford Richardson YMCAs.

Dowd YMCA

400 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Directions
| 704-716-6100 | Contact Us
400 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Today: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Today's Hours

Branch: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Aquatics Center: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Drop-In Child Care: Closed
Gym: Closed
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Welcome to the Dowd YMCA

Reopening Information

We are excited to expand our offerings to include indoor fitness and group exercise along with our existing outdoor group exercise and pools!

Our hours may have updated! Click on the Hours of Operation to find a schedule for the upcoming week or visit the Daily Schedule to see the hours and activities for today.


Founded in 1960, the Dowd YMCA is uniquely positioned to foster relationships and interaction among people as diverse as Charlotte itself. By serving 16,000 people of all ages and backgrounds, we engage our community by welcoming neighbors and encouraging them to make lasting physical, personal and social change in their lives. The Dowd YMCA is an adult-only branch and welcomes members 16 years of age or older.

Our newly-renovated fitness facility is truly state of the art. With dedicated exercise studios, cardio zones, weight lifting centers, 10,000 square foot rooftop exercise space with stunning views of uptown Charlotte, indoor pools, yoga studio, basketball gym and racquetball courts, the Dowd YMCA is the premier destination for fun and fitness in the Charlotte area.

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