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Westport Weston YMCA addition rendition

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is excited about our campus improvements, which:

  • Brought gymnastics back home to our campus from Norwalk.
  • Enhanced and increased the program space for our members in our building.
  • Enriched and enhanced the amenities and facilities at Camp Mahackeno.

Building Addition

  • The addition is a 22,000 sf, two-story building connected to the current building.
  • Lower level: Allows for the expansion of high-demand, existing wellness services for current members (group exercise, indoor cycling, youth programs, dance, stretching area)
  • Upper level: Return the existing gymnastics program from Norwalk to the main campus with an extension of the current Kid’s Club space.
  • Adding 70 parking spots.

Camp Renovations

  • New pool and splash pad to modernized our current outdoor facility and enhanced programming, including swim lessons.
  • New pool house.
  • Re-grade athletic field to enhanced usable space for outdoor sports activities.
  • Relocated archery area.
  • Installed two giant slides on the hill, tucked into existing grading and vegetation.
  • Expanded the playground to include equipment for older children to complement the existing playground equipment.
  • Refurbished and improved the existing outdoor amphitheater.
  • Refurbished Beck Lodge and winterized the building.

Timing

Both the camp improvements and the addition to the facility began in September 2019. The camp was completed in June 2020. The building was completed in September of 2020.

Cost

The total goal of the renovation project is $25 Million –– The combined funding for the project came from various sources including a capital campaign, our endowment, and financing.