Sudio 9 Architecture
In the United States, the YMCA exists as a national resource entity plus about 2,700 separate local YMCA entities. The local entities “engage” about 21 million men, women and children, and seek to “nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.”
The Barco-Newton Family YMCA was a new construction of a 45,000 S.F. wellness facility designed to service the surrounding residential community as part of a multi-phased mixed-use development in Orange Park, Florida. Program spaces are comprised of a 5,000 S.F. fitness area, 7,200 S.F. gymnasium, aerobic room, multipurpose studio, and a spinning room. An eight-lane pool with a zero entry child play area is provided on the outside of the facility. Support spaces include administration, child watch, teen center, family activity room, and associated locker rooms.