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:
💪 Wellness complex
This state-of-the-art complex will feature updated exercise equipment and larger facilities for group fitness classes.
⚽️ 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 square feet.
🧸 Childcare building
The YMCA’s childcare building is getting 4,000 additional square feet 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 capital campaign to raise construction and renovation funding. So far, Bob Adams — a Florida Southern College alumni and owner and 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.
Following permitting approval, construction will be completed in three phases:
Focus: Construction on the new 150-space parking lot
Cost: $2.1 million
Tentative start date: September 2023
Focus: Main campus (wellness complex and field house)
Cost: $13.3 million
Tentative start date: March 2024
Focus: Infrastructure improvements to the childcare building
Cost: $2.4 million
Tentative start date: 2024
Focus: Infrastructure improvements to the main building
Cost: $3.4 million
Tentative start date: 2025