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Gretna Crossing YMCA Welcomes Thousands of New Members 

The Gretna Crossing YMCA is a partnership with the City of Gretna and is a part of the 150-acre Gretna Crossing Park   


On Monday, September 18 the Gretna Crossing YMCA opened its doors for the first time, eager to serve thousands of new members in the state-of-the-art facility while educating the Gretna community on everything that the YMCA and the Gretna Crossing Park has to offer.  


YMCA of Greater Omaha’s President and CEO, Rebecca Deterding shared, “We are thrilled to extend our services in Sarpy County with the addition of the Gretna Crossing YMCA. The Gretna community had a vision for a large recreational facility that would create fellowship, gathering and connections for people of all ages. We are honored to provide highly demanded YMCA benefits to the residents.”  


The Gretna Crossing YMCA is a traditional, full-service facility serving all ages and will have similar programming that is found at other locations. Another exciting element is the shared aquatic spaces with Gretna high school’s swim team. The Gretna Crossing YMCA features include:  

  • A wellness center with state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment, including Olympic lifting platforms and racks, EGYM equipment and an indoor walking track  
  • Multipurpose rooms for exercise classes and activities for all ages 
  • A sauna and steam room 
  • Private showers and changing rooms  
  • A gymnasium  
  • Available summer 2024, Outdoor Aquatics Center passes 


The indoor aquatics center will serve as the practice and meet location for Gretna Public Schools while also providing traditional YMCA aquatics programs like swim lessons, family swim and lap lane usage. The indoor aquatics center includes:  

  • Three lap lanes
  • Diving boards
  • Splash pad  


 “Now the impactful work begins”, shared Brandon Brugger, inaugural Executive Director at the Gretna Crossing YMCA. “Buildings allow us to do important work like improving community health, instructing kids and developing their character and combating loneliness through life-long friendships and enriching activities.”  

The collaboration with the City of Gretna is another example of innovative partnership models being adopted by the YMCA which allow public and private sectors to come together to best serve communities.  


Mayor Mike Evans shared, “The Gretna Crossing Park is going to be transformational for our current and future residents, affirming the decision to work, play and live in Gretna. YMCA programs will add to the outstanding experience we are creating.”  


Group fitness classes at Gretna Crossing YMCA begin on Monday, September 18th and swim lessons and youth sports start this winter. Membership is valid at all YMCA of Greater Omaha locations and financial assistance is available. More information about the Gretna Crossing YMCA location can be found here