Facility To Be Part of Most Innovative Community Center in the Region
Boise, ID – The Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Y) will break ground on the South Meridian YMCA Aquatic Center, community recreation facility and competitive swimming venue at the South Meridian YMCA near the southeast intersection of Eagle and Amity Roads.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 15th, at 10:00 a.m. at the construction site, behind the South Meridian YMCA. The public is invited and welcome to celebrate the beginning of construction with YMCA members, donors, and staff. As part of the celebration, all are welcome to experience the South Meridian YMCA for free all day! (Valid photo ID for guests over age 18 is required.)
The 22,000-square-foot aquatic facility includes a lap pool, recreation and lesson pool, waterslide, lazy river, kiddie pool with beach entry, and an outdoor splashpad. The project also incorporates expanded locker rooms in the existing Y building, and an additional 8,000-square-feet of space designed for strength training and an inclusive activity center.
The Y is part of a larger partnership devoted to the education, literacy, recreation, health, and wellness needs of the entire region. The campus includes a Meridian city park, a West Ada School District elementary school, a Meridian Library District Tiny Library, and a St. Luke’s Health center for lifestyle medicine, children’s health clinic, and multispecialty health clinic.
Funding for the Aquatic Center has been provided by Treasure Valley individuals, families, companies, and foundations who are participating in the South Meridian YMCA Aquatic Capital Campaign. The Treasure Valley Family YMCA has raised approximately $13 million of the $15 million needed from generous donors in the community. The final phase of the campaign has begun with a goal of $150,000. Together Treasure Valley, a collaboration of local companies that fund community-based projects, is matching all donations made, up to $50,000.
“People of all ages, income levels, cultures, and beliefs will come together to participate in programs that provide swim instruction and water safety, rehabilitation and fitness, and competition and fun,” said Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO, David Duro. “The generosity of the community is what has made it possible for our Y to build this world-class facility in a growing, vibrant community like Meridian. It is truly one of the most momentous milestones in our Y’s 125-year history.”