Greater Waco YMCA

The Greater Waco YMCA is a vibrant community hub nestled in the heart of Waco, serving as a beacon of health, wellness and connection for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. With a rich history dating back to 1886, the Greater Waco YMCA has evolved into a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering the holistic development of its members and the surrounding communities.

The core of their mission is a commitment to promoting healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. Its state-of-the-art facilities offer a wide range of amenities. From a newly renovated, well-equipped fitness center, indoor swimming and therapy pools, to multipurpose courts and group exercise studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and explore. Some of the newest amenities include the Cardio Theater, gymnastics gym, Cycle Studio and a real life play town for the kids!

One of the distinguishing features of the Greater Waco YMCA is its emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility. Regardless of age, ability or socioeconomic status, individuals are welcomed with open arms and provided with the support and resources they need to thrive. Through its robust scholarship programs and community outreach initiatives, they strive to ensure that no one is ever turned away due to financial constraints.

They are also deeply invested in youth development. Through a variety of educational programs, youth sports leagues and leadership initiatives, the YMCA empowers young people to reach their full potential and become responsible, engaged members of society.

Beyond its walls, they play an active role in strengthening the fabric of the community. Through partnerships with local school districts, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, they sponsor events like backpack drives, free health screenings and Safety Around Water instruction to name a few.

In essence, the Greater Waco YMCA is more than just a fitness center — it’s a catalyst for positive change, a gathering place for people from all walks of life, and a pillar of support for the entire community.

Greater Waco YMCA

6800 Harvey Drive

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Fitness Center, 2009, 2024; Pilates Studio 2009-2011; Yoga Studio, 2010, 2011; Summer Camp 2015, 2017