West Communities YMCA

Dedicated to serving the needs of Chicago Lawn, West Lawn, Gage Park, Ashburn and West Englewood for 60 years.

We're A Community. Not just a gym.

Join the Y August 18-September 1 and save!
$0 joiner fee + enjoy up to 50% off program fees as a member of the Y.

At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.  See why so many call the YMCA home.

Facility Features

  • Activtrax Virtual Training/Nutrition Program
  • Pool
  • Free weights
  • Group exercise
  • Child care
  • Senior friendly programs
  • Personal training


Special Events


August 15, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun family activities, learn more about our fall program offerings, meet our instructors and enroll for classes that night. Evening activities include:

  • Raffles
  • Fitness Demos
  • Dental Cleaning
  • School Supply Distribution


Parent’s Night Out

Friday, August 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

The Y knows that every parent benefits from some time to enjoy for themselves. Bring your children to the Y for a movie, snacks and fun activities! The June event was a great success and you don’t want to miss July! Pre-registration is highly recommended. Cost per child: $2.50/m, $5/nm. Movie Night Includes:

  • Movie
  • Refreshments
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games


Y Kids Zone

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 6–9 p.m.

With our babysitting service your kids get a fun and safe place to play while you get the freedom to work out! Our staff is CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention certified. We can even help with homework!

Ages: 6 weeks - 8 years


Summer Day Camp

Going to summer camp is not only a memory that your child will cherish forever, but it also has the potential to change their life. Register your child for an exciting summer filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Spaces fill up fast so don’t delay! Summer Day Camp includes:

  • Daily Lunch / Snack
  • Before and After care available
  • Weekly Trip
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Summer Learning and so much more!


Member Spotlight

Donna Logisz

Long time member!

I've been a Y member for over half my life. I joined in 1980 because in my later 20's I decided I'd netter begin to do something good for myself. Swimming, being in the pool, is definitely what I prefer to do when I'm here. Even though the pool is small, can you imagine how many individuals have used it, learned to swim in it, and still utilizes it since the Y arrived in the West Community (1948). I brought 6 myself and my 5 children - dads not big on swimming.

I learned over the years here, a busy person can always do more. While the children were growing the Y asked fro help I assisted with making phone calls, teaching swim classes & fitness classes, shaked a can on the corner for donations. It was a joy to to be able to assist my Y.

Meeting friendly people & staff has always been one of the main reason I stay and has kept me & others coming back here. It's a life changer - the stability and reliability offered at the Y by returning year after year.

The Y has been a neighborhood treasure for almost 70+ years and more to come. God willing!



West Communities YMCA
6235 South Homan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
phone: 773-434-0300

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Program Guide

Facility Schedules

Pool Schedule


Session Dates

Summer Session III: August 17-30
Fall Session I: Aug. 31 -Oct. 25
Fall Session II: Oct. 26-Dec. 20


Registration Dates

Session Member Non-member
Fall I
Aug 31-Oct 25
Aug 4 Aug 18
Fall II
Oct 26-Dec 20
Aug 4* Oct 13


* Aquatics member registration for Fall II begins Sep 29



Type: Monthly Fee: Joiner Fee:
Youth $20 $20
Adult (ages 19-26) $24.99 $24.99
Adult (ages 27+) $40 $40
Family $57 $57
Household $67 $67


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