Tampa YMCA opens newest family facility in Riverview, south Hillsborough

New year, new YMCA!

The Spurlino Family YMCA is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 10, to celebrate the opening of the new facility. 

Located at 9650 Old Big Bend Road in Riverview, the 32,000-square-foot indoor facility includes a cycling studio; two exercise rooms; and a wellness center. Offered classes include pilates, yoga, and Zumba. 

In the 30,000-square-foot outdoor area, members can find an aquatics center equipped with a water slide, lap pool, and adjacent pool with warmer water for senior aerobics classes and "mommy and me" swimming lessons. There’s also an outdoor gymnasium called an “airnasium.”

YMCA offers "stay-and-play" options for parents to leave their children with YMCA staff, who work with them on socialization and comprehension skills, and engage them with art projects and constructive activities.

Membership rates range from $52 per month for individuals to $85 for families. Discounts are available for teens and seniors. The $59 fee to join is currently being waived. Per YMCA policy, no one will be turned away for their inability to pay. 

“We raise close to $2 million every year so that we can reinvest that money into scholarships for memberships and programs for kids and families who can't otherwise afford our programs,” says Matt Mitchell, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA President and CEO.

Construction on the facility began in October 2017. The building’s development cost totaled around $11.8 million and the entire project cost about $16.4 million. Solar panels on rooftops generate 15 percent of the building’s power supply. Although not yet certified, Mitchell saya the facility is on track for Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. 

“We are extremely excited and eager to start providing youth programs and family-friendly activities and healthy living initiatives to this new county, southern Hillsborough County,” Mitchell says.
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Dyllan Furness is a freelance writer and born-again Floridian based in Tampa. He covers the Tampa Bay Area’s development boom for 83 Degrees, with an eye out for sustainable and community-driven initiatives.