New YMCA space is officially open
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A long-awaited addition to Marshfield’s YMCA is officially open. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held yesterday for the new facilities along West McMillan Street.
Mayor Bob McManus said the state-of-the-art additions are a tribute to a community that works together towards a common dream.
Officials at the “Y” first broke ground for the project in August of 2017. The expansion and renovation brings together a healthy living center, strength-training facility, fieldhouse, multi-generational community room, a new welcome center and much more.
YMCA Board Chairman Dave Meissner said the project is a dream come true.
The nearly $16 million project features the new Everett & Dolores Roehl Youth Center, a new fitness center, childcare facilities, and the new 20,000 square-foot Roehl Fieldhouse, which includes three full-sized basketball courts and enough room to play indoor soccer.
YMCA CEO John Nystrom said the ribbon-cutting was a celebration of the revitalization of the “Y”, in the wake of the partnership first announced in 2016 between the “Y” and the Marshfield Clinic Health System.
Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Dr. Susan Turney said partnering with the YMCA on the project was an obvious choice, when it comes to caring for the community as a whole.
Tours of the facility are available.