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.

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

Family Night

Friday, July 11 and July 25, 2014 , 6–8 p.m.

Weekdays and nights can be pretty hectic!  Join us at West Communities YMCA for a night of fun for the whole family. 

This FREE event includes open swim, access to the fitness center, board games, family fitness, snacks and more!

No need to pre-register, just bring the family and stop on by!


Parent’s Night Out

Friday, July 18, 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


Member Appreciation

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

As a gesture of THANKS to our members, West Communities YMCA is celebrating Member Appreciation Day all day, Thursday, July 31st.  Stop by and pick up a special gift from us to you for your continued support. 


FREE Summer Arts Program (sponsored by Read Look Create)

Saturdays June 21 – August 9, 2014, 12:30-2:30p.m.

Art may seem like fun and games -- and it is! -- but you may not realize that your child is actually learning a lot through exploring the arts and activities. Your children will gain useful life skills through art, so encourage them to get creative, and you will quickly see that your children are picking up skills like communication, fine motor skills, self-expression and so much more.

Register today!  Ages 3 – 12 are welcome!


Y Kids Zone

Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday / 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

Vicky Bullard

Meet our member of the month, Vicky Bullard! Vicky has been a member since 2012 and joined the Y to incorporate exercise into her daily routine.

Vicky loves the pool!  She is a dedicated participant in the Joint Efforts class every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  She even tries to sneak in a little extra time in the pool after class ends.  She loves to volunteer and lead the class whenever the opportunity arises.

West Communities YMCA has become Vicky’s extended family.  She joins us along with her daughter, Veronica, and her two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Sherman at all of our Family events.  New members and guests normally assume she’s a part of the staff due to her warm smile, enthusiasm, and great personality.

Vicky’s advice to others is simple…”try every class, day or night.  You just might like it.”  She states the most important thing she’s learned as a Y member is “to smile, let go and remember to have fun.”

We appreciate Vicky and are fortunate to have her as a member at West Communities Y.  Look for Vicky the next time you stop by the Pool or join a fitness class.



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

Summer 2014
Summer Day Camp
Spring 2014
All Programs
[English] [Spanish]

Facility Schedules

Pool Schedule

Session Dates

Spring II: April 13-June 7
Summer Session I: June 8-July 12*
Summer Session II: July 13-August 16*
Summer Session III: August 17-30

*Overlapping with Sessions I & II we are also offering 2-week Aquatics classes.


Registration Dates

Spring II Session runs Apr 13-Jun 7

Member registration begins Jan. 27*
Non-member registration begins Mar. 31

*Note: Member Spring II Aquatics class registration begins Mar. 17

Summer Session I Session runs Jun 8-July 12
Summer Session II Session runs July 13-Aug 16
Summer Session III Session runs Aug 17-30

Member registration for all sessions begins Apr 25.
Non-member registration for all sessions begins May 12.


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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