Charles E. Lakin YMCA Campus Park
In just its first three years, the Charles E. Lakin YMCA has seen membership growth which strengthened the Council Bluffs community and brought physical and social wellness to the community. To support and maintain that growth, we need to anticipate the needs of our members, and plan for the future with an outdoor amenity area that builds capacity for the Early Learning Center, summer youth camps and general membership.
We want our members to feel welcome any time of day. This project creates more parking spots with easy access to the Charles E. Lakin YMCA. For our members, that means no more cruising the parking lot hoping a spot opens up. They can get in and reach their health and wellness goals quickly and conveniently.
MORE PLACES TO PLAY
Along with providing the neighbors with a welcoming place to play, this area will provide a whole new environment for our Early Learning Center and summer camps to explore.
FUN FOR EVERYONE
The plan includes an outdoor recreation court, letting some of our members’ favorite activities expand beyond our walls. These multi-purpose courts make the space attractive for members of all ages, supporting inclusive use and providing all the benefits of multi-generational environments.
ENJOY THE URBAN WILD
Transforming this space into a peaceful getaway in the middle of the city encourages quiet reflection, social gathering and access to nature.