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.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family?s health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.
It's time to start preparing for your family's best spring ever! "
Chicago didn’t get much of a winter this year, but as we begin to approach the warmer weather of spring, it’s time to start planning fun, outdoor activities for you and your family. Here five ideas to get you started!
Find a walking trail at a forest preserve near you. Take some time to map out the walking trails and plan your route here.
Plan a trip to a national park. Not sure which site to visit? Find out which national park best describes your personality here. Are you travelling with a fourth-grader? Attend national parks with admission fees for free thanks to the Every Kid in a Park initiative. Get your pass here!
Protect pollinators in your community! Start designing a monarch garden or learn ways to help restore the monarch population.
Volunteer. Plan your spring volunteer days in community gardens at a Chicago Park District near you.