$5 Million in Funding for Anaheim Family YMCA New Facility and Outdoor Complex

YMCA soccer arena aerial view

 

The $5 million re-investment into Orange County will ensure that the project of the proposed 16,800 square foot two-phase project gets finished. The City of Anaheim is providing the 3.8-acre parcel of land through a long-term lease agreement. Phase one will feature two soccer arenas, multipurpose field, outdoor lighting, parking, and site improvements. Phase two will include a soccer arena/multi-sport court, indoor and outdoor gymnasium, climbing walls, teaching kitchen, group fitness room, and multi-functional spaces for local residents.

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Ross Park site plan

 

This project continues the historic legacy of the Anaheim Family YMCA, founded in 1911 and currently serving over 7,000 youth and their families in over 50 program sites each day in Anaheim, Cypress, Stanton, and La Palma.

QUOTES

"As a teacher of over 20 years, I know the importance of community organizations like the YMCA. It provides a safe, family-friendly, healthy and fun place for everyone to visit, complete with after school programs and much more. The children of Orange County deserve to engage in more opportunities for vital interactions in a positive environment, and learn skills they’ll need for college and beyond."

— Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Assembly District 65

"This new project will allow us to expand our community impact and provide a place of belonging for local residents of every age Anaheim is the 10th largest city in California, yet the only one without its own YMCA facility—and it's time for that to change."

— Rick Martens, Anaheim Family YMCA President & CEO

"After several years of planning, the Anaheim Family YMCA Board of Directors is excited to bring this important community asset to Anaheim," said Frank Donavan, YMCA Board Chair and Superintendent of Magnolia School District. "This new YMCA facility will provide a tremendous asset to local students and families, and serve as a centralized hub that brings all the Y’s programs together."

"As a board member, I am thrilled to see this project come to life for the benefit of our residents," said Jill Bolton, Anaheim Family YMCA Board Member and retired Disney Corporate Citizenship Director. "However, while we have a strong start on fundraising, it is important that we continue securing major support to complete the entire $15.5 million project."