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RENOVATION PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Sarpy YMCA has proudly served the Papillion, LaVista, Bellevue, and surrounding communities for over 25 years. The growth in population in these communities has required we adapt to better meet the increased demands on our space. The Sarpy YMCA renovation project will include an extension of the existing Wellness Center through the reconfiguration of existing adjacent spaces as well as select enhancements to existing facility amenities. Upgrades to our facility amenities will be accomplished by converting current program space into a second group fitness studio, remodeling the current group fitness studio, refreshing the pool, and revitalizing our gymnasium. To minimize the impact on members, the renovation will be completed in phases. Construction began in May 2022 and is expected to conclude in about 8 months. 

What can you expect? 

We are planning to remain fully open during the renovation process, however construction-related tasks will require closures of certain spaces or relocation of activities. Members can receive up to date news via these four avenues:  

  • WEBSITE: Track progress of the renovation and learn more about how we are working to create the best possible member experience for you by reinvesting in our facility by visiting this page often. 

  • EMAIL UPDATES: Renovation construction progress and important upcoming news will be shared strategically as we meet transitional milestones in the project timeline. Don’t receive our emails? Stop by the Welcome Center and add/update your email address today! 

  • YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA APP: "More Info tile"-Members using the app can view a link within the app sharing the latest updates on the project from our website right on their phone.   

  • PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Members using the app will be sent push notifications if last minute changes to the timeline will alter facility access. Don’t see the “More Info tile”? Stop by the Welcome Center and ensure your primary Y location is the Sarpy branch and that your push notifications are turned on for the app. 

RENOVATION PROGRESS & UPDATES - MAY 24, 2022

POOL UPDATES - COMPLETED

  • Upgraded brighter LED lighting 
  • Fresh paint on the walls
  • Fresh paint & repairs on the slide
  • Deep clean of the pool & the pool deck
  • New Aqua equipment for classes
  • New pool grates

SARPY POOL- BEFORE IMAGE
SARPY POOL- AFTER
Why is the YMCA of Greater Omaha renovating the Sarpy YMCA location?

The Sarpy YMCA originally opened its doors to the community in 1997. Its construction was a true community effort and 25 years later, the Y remains unwavering in its commitment to make sure the next generation has access to programs and services that enhance their quality of life. A significant interior renovation project is necessary to ensure that the Sarpy YMCA can continue to serve its current members by providing the best possible experience.

What does the renovation project include and how will it impact the member experience?

Planned work at the Sarpy YMCA as part of this reinvestment project will include: 

►The Plan: Reconfiguring the Floor plan of the Wellness Center

The Impact: Create an expansive, bright, open space for all to experience the health and well-being benefits a YMCA membership can provide whether they are working out independently or with a personal trainer.  Members can anticipate additional strength equipment and an improved layout. 

 

►The Plan: Repurposing Existing Program Space into a Second Group Exercise Studio 

The Impact: Dedication of a second space to accommodate cycling, yoga and other formats which will allow the Sarpy Y to improve the member experience with better lighting, and ventilation. 

 

►The Plan: Cosmetic Upgrades to the Current Group Fitness Studio 

The Impact: Members will enjoy a welcoming and vibrant space with a lifted ceiling to create an airier and more open atmosphere, upgraded sound system to amplify their workout experience and a refreshed space where they can meet their goals.  

 

►The Plan: Aesthetic Enhancements to the Pool  

The Impact: Upgrades to the pool lighting for a brighter look, slide repairs and paint to improve the family swim experience, refreshed aesthetics with new wall paint, pool seating and select water workout equipment upgrades.  

 

►The Plan: Gymnasium Revitalization  

The Impact: Upgrades to the gymnasium basketball hoops, backboards and wall pads to give players the optimum sport experience. Replacing the gym curtain divider to continue to maximize program space while reducing shared acoustics. Court flooring will be completely resurfaced with added pickle ball court lines to maximize sport variety for all ages.   

 

►The Plan: Exterior and Lobby Upgrades 

The Impact: Members will feel welcome when they enter the parking lot and enjoy updated landscaping and a refreshed main entrance to the facility. Modern flooring in the lobby, Community Room and main hallway will pull the overall facility upgrades together with a cohesive renewed look.  

 

►The Plan: Front Restrooms & Locker room changes 

The Impact: Fresh paint and new fixtures will give the front lobby restrooms a renewed look. All three locker rooms will have modern shower fixtures installed for a refreshed aesthetic. The women’s and men’s locker rooms will be repainted and regrouted to enhance the member experience.  

 

►The Plan: Childwatch Updates

The Impact: The Y’s youngest members will enjoy a vibrant childcare space with new paint and toys to foster learning and imaginative play while their caretakers meet their health and wellness goals.  

 

►The Plan: Modifications to the Back hallway 

The Impact: Members and Y staff will deepen their relationships in this multi-purpose space with new lighting and paint.  This will serve as both a hallway and fitness overflow zone outfitted with limited equipment and soft seating to encourage relationship building and connecting before and after workouts.  

What will the Y be able to provide as a result of the renovation?

Renovations will better enable The Sarpy YMCA to continue to strengthen our community by: 

Substantially modifying the size of the Wellness Center to create an expansive, bright, open space for all to experience the health and well-being benefits a YMCA membership can provide. 

Create an additional group fitness studio space for year-round class offering to further support the goals of our members and their unique wellness journeys.  

Enhancing the experience in our gymnasium, pool and childwatch where kids and families connect, learn new skills, grow and thrive.  

This capital reinvestment will help remove barrier for everyone,-all ages and abilities-to be physically active and allow for the expansion of vital programs-helping Sarpy County residents and beyond, live their healthiest lives.  

What is the timeline for construction and completion?

The work started in May 2022 and is projected to be completed within eight months. 

Will this project affect The Sarpy YMCA membership or program fees?

No. The cost of renovating The Sarpy YMCA will be funded through mixed funding sources.

Will the Y be open during renovation?

Yes. While some spaces within the facility may be temporarily unavailable or available in a reduced or modified capacity, the Sarpy YMCA will remain fully open for the duration of the project.

Will parking be affected by the construction activity?

A portion of the parking lot may be reserved for construction vehicles as needed according to each phase of the construction. We will keep members informed of any parking disruption and will work to minimize inconvenience to members.

Why aren’t you replacing the tile and lockers in the locker rooms?

When we evaluated scope of the project we prioritized areas that would have the biggest and broadest member impact. While we acknowledge that the locker rooms are dated, we feel that the fitness and program space enhancements will best help our community meet their goals and live healthier lives. 

Will the renovation have an impact on child care programs?

We do not anticipate extensive impact on childcare programs during the renovation. We are committed to offering our Childwatch services, out of school time program and summer day camp as we can depending on the status of the construction. Please visit our website for project updates and program changes. 

Will the locker rooms be impacted by this renovation project?

The women’s and men’s locker rooms will be repainted, new fixtures will be installed and the tile will get regrouted to enhance the member experience.

Will the reconfigured Wellness Center include new fitness equipment?

Yes. Within the reconfigured space we have plans to include new equipment with the current equipment. Additional information regarding fitness equipment and the new Wellness Center will be forthcoming.

Where can I receive updates?

We will keep members informed about progress and any temporary changes that may occur through the following: 

  • WEBSITE - Track progress of the renovation and learn more about how we are working to create the best possible member experience for you by reinvesting in our facility by visiting this page often. 

  • EMAIL UPDATES - Renovation construction progress and important upcoming news will be shared strategically as we meet transitional milestones in the project timeline. Don’t receive our emails? Stop by the Welcome Center and add/update your email address today! 

  • YMCA of Greater Omaha App- "More Info tile"-Members using the app can view a link within the app sharing the latest updates on the project from our website right on their phone.  

  • Push Notifications--Members using the app will be sent push notifications if last minute changes to the timeline will alter facility access. Don’t see the “More Info tile”? Stop by the Welcome Center and ensure your primary Y location is the Sarpy branch and that your push notifications are turned on for the app. 

Will members be able to utilize other YMCA of Greater Omaha locations?

Yes. Members are always welcome to utilize all 10 of our YMCA of Greater Omaha locations. Additionally, your membership allows you visit any YMCA in the United States and Puerto Rico at no additional cost, provided they participate in the Y's Nationwide Membership.

How has the YMCA of Greater Omaha reinvested in the member experience through facility updates across its branches?

In 2022, the YMCA of Greater Omaha replaced treadmills at 6 locations. The Y also added new equipment to many of its  cardio areas to allow better access for those with limited mobility, replaced strength equipment at the Butler Gast location, and updated some of the most used equipment.   

The Y also invested in new Indoor Cycling bikes for 9 of our locations bringing the members an improved, more effective cardio experience. 

In order to help members track their progress, the YMCA of Greater Omaha purchased EVOLT Body Composition Scanners for each location. This service is provided for FREE to all members. 

Myzone Heart Rate tracking technology was installed at 3 locations, Armbrust YMCA, Charles E. Lakin YMCA, and Sarpy YMCA. This technology better allows our members to set goals, track progress, and improve their overall wellness. 

How can I help?

STAY INFORMED - Sign up for the YMCA of Greater Omaha app and make sure your current email address is on file with the Y. 

MAKE A GIFT TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY -– Contributing to the Sarpy YMCA’s Strong Communities Campaign ensures  all members of our community have access to YMCA programs and services regardless of their income or background. Our facilities are the place where life changing programs and services happen. Join Us.  
 
If you wish to learn more about opportunities to contribute to the future of Sarpy YMCA, please contact our Executive Director today!

Contact Katlin at 402-339-9861 or via email at ksinclair@metroymca.org