UPDATE FROM THE LAKE OTIS YMCA: PLEASE SHARE WITH THOSE THAT MAY NOT BE ON OUR PAGE .
Many minor repairs have already taken place and temporary repairs have allowed parts of the facility to open. Plans for major repairs will be developed over the next several days as the complete scope of damage is assessed. The major repair is with the gymnasium which could run into spring with a potential cost of a ½ million dollars. During the closure youth and adult basketball programs will take place off site at alternative gyms as they come available.
The pool will reopen Wednesday morning, December 5th even though the water temp will be cool. The work will continue on the tile damage in the pool area. There may be times the pool area will have to be closed to accommodate. We will provide as much notice as possible when a closure is necessary to minimize impact to our members.
All repairs, both major and minor, will take several months to complete. During this time, we will provide as much service and programs as possible.
Even the Y has insurance, earthquake damage, is not a covered component of it. All repairs, major and minor, will have to be made with reserve funds which is not going to cover the cost. The Y is currently researching any type of funding to help cover the cost and speed up the recovery process.
If you would like to help with rebuilding the YMCA by making an end of year gift- you can do so by clicking DONATE.
Midtown Location (Main)
Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211
Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788
The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE