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Growing in the Bronx

New York City’s YMCA will dramatically expand its capacity to serve New Yorkers, with the completion of the new La Central YMCA in the South Bronx and Edenwald YMCA in the Northeast Bronx in 2020.

These new branches will serve tens of thousands of Bronx residents each year, create new jobs, add new recreational and learning spaces, and foster community engagement in a borough where poverty and unemployment are the highest in the City, residents suffer disproportionately from obesity and diabetes, and many young people fail to complete high school. 

Continue to check this page for ongoing updates on our newest branches.


La Central YMCA

Located in “The Hub” of the South Bronx, this 50,000-square-foot facility is part of the first phase of a large City development project that will also include mixed income residences. The design phase of this project is complete, and we will break ground in early 2018. The La Central YMCA, a 27-month construction project, is slated to open in mid-2020.


Edenwald YMCA

New York City’s YMCA is working with Marvel Architects to finalize design for the Edenwald YMCA, which will leverage the surrounding landscape — an urban forest on three acres of land in the Northeast Bronx. Groundbreaking is projected for December 2018, and construction is expected to be completed in 2020.


The La Central and Edenwald YMCAs will include:

  • Access to key programs, including Y Afterschool, teen programming, and the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Aquatics centers for safety around water classes, family recreation, and swim instruction
  • Fitness and wellness centers
  • Gymnasiums with basketball courts and indoor tracks