It took Miami County, Indiana, a decade to get a new YMCA facility after it first began planning for it, but after a prolonged fundraising effort and pandemic-related construction delays, it was worth the wait.
The new Miami County Family YMCA features an indoor pool with a splashpad and hot tub, a 9,000 square foot hardwood gymnasium with 2 courts and 6 basketball rims, a large, open-concept and fully equipped weight room, 8 family locker rooms, several group exercise rooms, a wellness center and a small chapel. A 1/10-mile walking/running track loops around most of the facility on the second level.
The facility also includes more than 10,000 square feet dedicated to a healthcare partner, where residents can receive primary and specialty care services including Physical Therapy, Specialty Care, Women’s Services and Family Medicine.
Youth lunches and subsidized childcare are also available to the community of Peru and greater Miami County at the new facility, as well as public transportation.
The site of the new YMCA was a former railroad service yard. The local government, along with the county’s economic development authority, absorbed the cost to remove the concrete foundations and other obstructions to allow the site to be redeveloped.
Truly a community project, the new Miami County Family YMCA delivers wellness opportunities and recreational programs and services for all ages, creating a better life for the residents of Miami County, Indiana.