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Lakeland Family YMCA to undergo $21 million renovation

Meet the Bob Adams Family Community YMCA.

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The Bob Adams Family Community YMCA is coming soon.

Rendering via Lakeland Family YMCA

After nearly 60 years, the Lakeland Family YMCA at 3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd. is ready for a change. Over the next four years, renovations will focus on five “key components” with an estimated price tag of $21 million. Once complete, the YMCA will henceforth be called the Bob Adams Family Community YMCA.

Here’s what you can expect to see by 2027:

Rendering of the YMCA cardio deck

Work out on the new equipment and elevated indoor track.

Rendering via Lakeland Family YMCA

💪 Wellness complex
This state-of-the-art complex will feature updated exercise equipment and larger facilities for group fitness classes.

Rendering of the George Jenkins Field House

The George Jenkins Field House will have two basketball courts, one indoor turf field, and an elevated indoor track.

Rendering via Bob Adams Family Community YMCA

⚽️ Field house
A two-story field house will be home to an indoor turf field, two basketball courts, and an elevated indoor track. In total, the structure will encompass 40,000 sqft.

🧸 Childcare building
The YMCA’s childcare building is getting 4,000 additional sqft of space. Outdoor spaces are also getting a facelift.

💡 Infrastructure improvements
Think: Plumbing, HVAC, flooring, lighting, and roofing work on existing buildings

🚗 Increased parking
YMCA visitors will have access to 120 additional parking spots.

The YMCA is holding a $25 million capital campaign to raise funding for the construction and renovation. So far, Bob Adams — a Florida Southern College alumni and owner + president of Highland Homes — and the George Jenkins Foundation have financially contributed to the project. You’ll see their names on the building’s facade and field house, respectively.

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You’ll be running circles around us (literally).

Photo via Lakeland Family YMCA

Following permitting approval, construction will be completed in four phases:

Phase one
Focus: Construction on the new 150-space parking lot:
Cost: $2.1 million
Status: In progress; estimated completion between June and September 2024

Phase two
Focus: Main campus (wellness complex and field house)
Cost: $13.3 million
Status: In progress; breaking ground on field house May 2024

Phase three
Focus: Infrastructure improvements to the childcare building
Cost: $2.4 million
Tentative start date: Late 2024

Phase four
Focus: Infrastructure improvements to the main building
Cost: $3.4 million
Tentative start date: 2025