Kearney Family YMCA Breaks Ground on New Parking Lot and Pathway

The Kearney Family YMCA broke ground February 21, 2022, on a new parking lot and paved pathway, the first of many projects in the Healthier Tomorrows Capital Campaign. The refurbishments to the south parking lot will free up parking on 6th and 7th Avenues, and the pathway will ease travel between the YMCA and the eFree Church.

The work is expected to take six to eight weeks, and as it will be concentrated to the south of the facility, should not interfere with regular YMCA operations. Blessing Construction, LLC is handling the parking lot and pathway concrete work, while BD Construction, Inc. is finalizing a schedule for the rest of the project.

The Healthier Tomorrows Campaign is currently in the final stages of fundraising for the expansion, collecting the final $1 million of the $8.8 million needed to complete the project. The campaign will support and increase YMCA operations by adding a new 26,000-square-foot wing and providing enhancements throughout the existing facility to better serve the Kearney community.

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About Kearney Family YMCA
The Kearney Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our community. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

As an organization, we strive to understand our community’s needs. The Y provides a variety of programs that support educational achievement, active lifestyles, health and wellness, chronic disease intervention, childcare, summer day camp, water safety, homework help, and family programs. Through crucial partnerships in our communities, we are working hard to reach as many people as possible and make a lasting difference in their lives.

The Y is open to all people regardless of their ability to pay for programs and services. We provided over $180,000 in financial assistance through our Strong Families Campaign in 2019. By investing in our kids, our health, and our neighbors, the Kearney Family YMCA ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to thrive — thereby strengthening our community.