West Communities YMCA


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

Join the Y and save!

Join September 29-October 12 and pay no joiner fee. A savings of up to $67* — PLUS enjoy the membership benefit of up to 50% off most programs offerings. Don't delay, join today.

At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. As a non-profit deeply rooted in our communities, it is our mission to provide excellent programs and services to support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

At the Y we provide:

  • exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs
  • extensive preschool, school-age and teen programs
  • fun family and community programs and events
  • volunteer and mentoring opportunities
  • and so much more!

* Savings amount depends on membership category joiner fee.


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

After School

The After School Program philosophy states that school-age children need a safe, stimulating environment after school where they can develop in a positive manner. Staff fosters this development by offering age-appropriate activities that include social, physical, creative and emotional opportunities for growth. School-age children are an integral part of the curriculum planning and implementation, and are empowered to make their own choices regarding how they spend the after school hours.

This program features:

  • Homework Help
  • Gym & Swim
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Healthy Kids Activities
  • Snack
  • And More!

Contact the center for more information.


Parent’s Night Out

Friday, October 10, 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


Teen Night

Friday October 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

Do you have a child ages 13-17 and you would like for them to enjoy a safe night out with their friends. Then search no further your teen and their friends can join us for a free night of fun, music and expression.


Halloween at the Y!

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Join us for a frighteningly fun filled eevnt for the whole family. Bring your friends and neighbors too! This event is open to the community.

Event includes:

• Haunted Tour
• Snacks
• Costumes
• Haunted Fun and more!


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


Member Spotlight

Abel Barrera

Abel Barrera has been a member here for 5 years and is in the afterschool program.

What he likes about the YMCA is that its fun and has a lot of activities. He learned how to swim when he was 3 years old and attends afterschool program. His family has a membership here and attend everyday.

Abel Barrera Y means so much more to him because it’s a place that him and his family can come to swim and workout together.



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

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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