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.


Family Night

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
Flick and Float

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, November 14, 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 November 21, 2014, 6-9 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.


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

Sergio Perez

Sergio started working at the YMCA 5 years ago. He is a lifeguard, swim instructor, and aqua boot camp instructor. Sergio likes working for the YMCA because it gives him the opportunity to help his class participants improve whether it’s being able to swim one lap in the pool or getting a great work out.

It gives me a great feeling of happiness and accomplishments seeing one of my kids grow and progress from a beginner level to an advance level.

This is why I like working for the YMCA!!!



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 II: Oct. 26-Dec. 20


Registration Dates

Session Member Non-member
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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