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 included 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 included converting previous program space into a second group fitness studio, remodeling the existing group fitness studio, refreshing the pool, and revitalizing our gymnasium. To minimize the impact on members, the renovation was completed in phases. Construction began in May 2022 and concluded in the winter of 2023.
We are thrilled to share that the interior renovation of the Sarpy Community YMCA is complete with the final upgrades including shades and sound panels added in Studio A and B, enhanced sound equipment and graphics to make the space more vibrant.
The front lobby restrooms received a renewed look and the women’s and men’s locker rooms were repainted and regrouted to improve the look of the space and improve the member experience. The facility received a new wayfinding package that reflects the renovation design.
Thank you to all of our members, participants, staff and volunteers for your patience and excitement as we worked through this vital project. We are excited to better serve our community as an established and trusted hub of sports and wellness that contributes to the quality of life in Sarpy County.
- Cycle has officially & finally moved into Studio B to stay!
- Ceiling fans were added
- New stereo installed
- We are holding our regularly scheduled classes back in Studio A loving the wide-open space and new equipment!
- New rack was installed
- Our gymnasium walls were painted
- Refreshed paint and back to a community meeting space
- Refreshed paint
- Removal of the front doors for improved ventilation and and continuing the open concept redesign
>> Still to come…
Shades, sound panels in Studio A and B, stereo in Studio A, 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. New landscaping and a refreshed main entrance to the facility.
>> During our Studio B closure, we completed:
- New flooring throughout the room
- Refreshed the paint
>> Studio A is currently closed with plans to re-open on October 10:
- New flooring
- Room configuration
- New stereo system
- New fans (air flow circulation)
- Refreshed paint
>> Still to come…
New group fitness equipment, shades, stereo storage and ceiling fans in Studio B, 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. New landscaping and a refreshed main entrance to the facility.
>DURING THE CLOSURE WEEK, WE COMPLETED:
- New flooring throughout our lobby, community room, main hallway & wellness floor.
- Added additional free weight space by reconfiguring our cycle studio room.
- New furniture in the lobby and added seating areas.
- Concrete repairs throughout our parking lot.
- Gymnasium floor refinish with added pickleball lines, new backboards, and new wall pads.
>CLOSURE DATES FOR THE STUDIO SPACES:
- Studio B (current preschool space) will be closing on Monday, August 29 and re-opening on Monday, September 5
- Studio A (current group fitness studio) will be closing on Monday, September 5 and re-opening on Monday, October 10
>STILL TO COME…
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. New landscaping and a refreshed main entrance to the facility.
>Update 1: Our basketball gymnasium will be closed beginning Monday, August 1 and re-open Monday, August 15.
We will be upgrading 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.
>Update 2: To execute that work safely and efficiently, we will need to temporarily close the entire facility from Monday, August 8 - Sunday, August 14 while we install new flooring in the lobby & hallway and reconfigure the wellness center. We apologize for the inconvenience, but are hopeful that the accelerated completion of this part of the renovation will enhance the member experience at the Sarpy YMCA and lessen the amount of time the facility would have been under construction.
During our scheduled closure you are welcome to use any of the 11 other YMCA of Greater Omaha locations.
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
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.
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.
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.
The work started in May 2022 and is projected to be completed within eight months.
No. The cost of renovating The Sarpy YMCA will be funded through mixed funding sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Contact Katlin at 402-339-9861 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.