The Downtown Branch will reopen!

Hours upon reopening:
Monday-Thursday 5a-7p
Friday 5a-6p
Saturday 7a-1p
AOA and High Risk Population Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00a – 11:00a*
*The gymnasium will be dedicated to AOA/SilverSneakers group ex classes during these hours
You MUST sign a waiver upon re-entering our facility for the first time. Speed up your check-in process by signing ahead of time!


  • Masks will be required inside all of our YMCAs except when actively exercising and during brief periods of recovery (2 minutes or less) immediately after exercise or between machines during your circuit. Masks are required when preparing to exercise, when stretching, and during periods of extended rest (more than 2 minutes).
  • Masks will be required in our youth programs for all participants ages 8 and older. Our staff will help children know when it’s okay to remove their masks during appropriate activities.
  • Showers are single-use only! Towels will not be provided.
  • We are not renting lockers at this time.
  • You MUST reserve a spot for an in-person group exercise class. Class sizes will be limited to allow us to follow social distancing protocols. You can reserve your spot up to 7 days in advance.

Register for in-person classes

  • Childwatch is available at the Northwest Y only. You must reserve a time slot for childwatch. Times are available in 1 hour increments only and must be reserved 48 hours in advance.


  • When registering for a group exercise class, you must use your name as it is in our Membership System. Call the front desk if you have any questions!



Dear YMCA Family,

Thank you for sticking with the Y! We are grateful for your commitment to the Y and our community, allowing us to fill in the gap and serve the under-served while creating new ways of engaging you!
We are excited to announce we are targeting September 21stas the reopen date for the Downtown Y with limited services as outlined in Phase 1. Refer to the chart below for information regarding which services will open in which phase.
We understand the aquatics center is a huge part of the Downtown Y. During phases 1 and 2 we will not be reopening the pool. With a 20% l
oss in membership revenue and increased costs, to operate within the CDC and Health Department guidelines, opening the pool isn’t financially possible or fiscally responsible at this time. We will continue to monitor membership growth and revenue and hopefully we can once again be fully operational. We are exploring other aquatics options within our community and expect to have a solution to you in the near future.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to pivot and address challenges in these unprecedented times.

Jason Adamowicz

VP of Operations

YMCA of Muncie


Dear YMCA Family,
We hope you are enjoying your summer and taking advantage of the new offering at Tuhey Pool and Prairie Creek Reservoir. It’s certainly been hot enough to enjoy the water!
Over the past several months we’ve been asked frequently about the future of our Downtown branch. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this time of uncertainty. Our staff and Board of Directors always strive to serve our members while being responsible with our resources.
Over the summer months, the Downtown Y has served as a place of respite for working families to bring their children. Our Summer Day Camp program has served 88 children beginning in May and will continue until school resumes. We are proud to offer a safe and nurturing environment where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.
We are happy to share that we will be reopening our Downtown branch, with limited membership services, in September sometime after Labor Day. We are working on finalizing details and will release more information soon. Reopening the Downtown branch would not be possible without your support! You’ve stuck by us throughout this pandemic and we cannot say THANK YOU enough!
We still face financial challenges as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Based on this fact, we will not be opening the pool in this initial step. Our strategy throughout this pandemic has been to bring back services when we feel it is safe and financially sustainable. We know the pool is a vital part of the Downtown branch, however, it is by far the most expensive to operate. We will continue to look for creative ways to offer aquatic programs in the community.
Again, thank you for your continued support. We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve you and your family.
Yours in service,
Chad Zaucha                                                                                                                  Steve Smith
President/CEO                                                                                                              Chief Volunteer Officer
YMCA of Muncie                                                                                                          YMCA of Muncie