Commercial: Family YMCA North

Onalaska, WI

To meet the needs of a growing membership, local business leaders spearheaded a successful capital campaign to develop a new YMCA to replace their small rented facility. The $9.2 million facility opened in August 2006 and features an inviting central lobby with a service center and multi-use lounge with expansive windows overlooking the aquatic complex.

The 60,000 square foot, two-story building includes a six-lane pool with zero-depth entry and family fun pool with a two-story water slide, gymnasium with suspended 1/8 mile walking and jogging track, and a fitness/dance studio all served by family, youth, and adult locker rooms. Other important programmatic spaces include a multi-purpose room, 7,000 square foot wellness center, youth and teen center, and a drop in childcare center and a full-time child care center. The facility was designed to accommodate future expansion needs as they arise.