On Friday, June 29, ima’s Bill Schulz, Glenn Ho and Jason Gladding attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Anaheim YMCA’s new facilities. The 3.8-acre facility amenities include three arena soccer fields, a single-story multipurpose gym, climbing walls, teaching kitchen, lit parking lot, group fitness room and multi-functional spaces for local residents. It is estimated the indoor/outdoor facilities will serve over 3,000 children and their families per week, resulting in just over 150,000 visitors each year. ima is proud to provide design services for non-profit facilities in an effort to make lasting impressions on communities for years to come.
Anaheim Family YMCA Holds Groundbreaking for New Facility and Outdoor Complex
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (JUNE 29, 2018) - The Anaheim Family YMCA held a groundbreaking event for its future new facility adjacent to Ross Park on June 29, 2018. The proposed project will be an indoor/outdoor community hub that will welcome more than 3,000 residents each week. From elected officials to business leaders and partners, it was an exciting day to officially kick off the groundbreaking of Phase One of our new YMCA facility and outdoor complex.
Among the many highlights at the ceremony was the $5 million check presentation Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva secured in the California State Budget. “As a teacher of over 20 years, I know the importance of community organizations like the YMCA. It provides a safe, family-friendly, healthy and fun place for everyone to visit, complete with after school programs and much more,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
YMCA youth hand decorated hard hats and presented them to the Anaheim Family YMCA Board Members as a symbol of the leadership they have instilled on our leaders of tomorrow. Kids also decorated the shovels used to break ground on phase one of the capital project, which will bring new soccer arenas, activity fields, and more in the spring of 2019.
A great way to get involved is to commemorate your support in stone. For a donation of $500, you can etch your name in your very own paving stone to share with the community. This paving area is located in the heart of this site, a place where thousands of people of every age will gather for decades to come.