YMCA Breaks Ground on McCormick YMCA Expansion

July 26, 2017


The McCormick YMCA expansion broke ground Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The facility will accommodate the community with much-needed pools and swimming lessons. (DNAInfo, Chicago Tribune) "

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the McCormick YMCA broke ground on a $9.4 million planned expansion scheduled to open in fall 2018. YMCA of Metro Chicago President and CEO Dick Malone, Sr. Executive Director David Rodriguez, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, David Hiller, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation and Deputy Mayor Steve Koch spoke about the importance of making the aquatic center and swimming lessons accessible to children and adults in the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Hermosa and nearby Wicker Park neighborhoods.

After a performance by the McCormick YMCA day camp children, a ceremonial sod-cutting was conducted outside the center on the south lawn, where the new expansion will be built.

Read more about the ceremony at DNAInfo.

Read about how the McCormick YMCA will partner with The 606 Bloomingdale Trail to provide users of the trail with restrooms at The Chicago Tribune.

The Y thanks its major supporters of the project, including the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The Northern Trust Charitable Trust, John W. Jordan, Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc., and Presence Health.