YMCA completes Phase II of renovation and expansion project
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD –After years of planning and months of construction, phase two of the YMCA expansion and renovation project is complete. The YMCA Board of Directors and staff announced March 1 that the new Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) YMCA at 410 W. McMillan St., Marshfield, will open the week of March 4-8.
The newly constructed state-of-the-art facility includes a Healthy Living Center with 24/7 access, a Strength Training Center, Multi-Generational Community Room, Welcome Center, and a Member Lounge. Many areas of the existing Y were renovated as part of the project, including: group exercise rooms, the Child Watch area, and Youth & Family Lounge.
Contractors are still working on the Roehl Fieldhouse, installing a very complex wood gym floor and walking/running track. Roehl Fieldhouse is expected to open in late April.
John Nystrom, MCHS YMCA CEO, says he is excited to further the Y’s mission to the community. “The Y is more than a place to work out – we’re a place of community. Of course, members will have access to new fitness equipment and social areas, but there will be so much more; we’ll be providing a positive, healthy, and safe environment for children, improving our own lifestyles, and engaging our elderly population,” he said.
MCHS and the YMCA announced in October 2016 that they had formed a partnership in support of a major capital campaign to expand and improve the existing YMCA. After raising nearly $9 million through the campaign, funds were raised through a public campaign to secure the revenue needed for the project.
To learn more, please visit www.mfldymca.org