YMCA of Greater Houston facilities to begin reopening June 1

The YMCA of Greater Houston has held several mobile food markets this spring. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
The YMCA of Greater Houston has held several mobile food markets this spring. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)

The YMCA of Greater Houston has held several mobile food markets this spring. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)

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The YMCA of Greater Houston announced several of its regional locations would resume limited activities June 1 as part of the organization's first reopening phase. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
The YMCA of Greater Houston announced it will reopen some of its regional locations for fitness-related services June 1 as part of the organization's phased reopening plan.

The organization, which includes The Woodlands Family YMCA centers at Shadowbend and Branch Crossing, said information about the individual facilities expected to reopen next month would be released May 18. More details about the specific amenities and programming included in the initial reopening phase will also be shared next week.

"While the Y may look a little different when we reopen, the spirit remains the same. We are grateful for everyone’s patience and overwhelming support during this time and look forward to welcoming back members and our community beginning June 1," Stephen Ives, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, said in a statement.

After local YMCAs closed earlier this spring, the organization established a virtual service offering family activities, educational material, workouts and fitness classes. The YMCA has also continued to operate child care centers and food and blood drives throughout the community. The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend will hold its next mobile food market May 23 beginning at 9 a.m. and expects to provide food for around 300 families.

The association said it has distributed nearly 3 million pounds of food, cared for more than 600 children of essential personnel, and provided wellness checks and supply deliveries to more than 12,000 seniors throughout the Greater Houston area as of May 14.


Here are other YMCA locations across the North Houston region that may be included in the June 1 reopening:

  • Aldine-Greenspoint Family YMCA, 500 Greens Road, Houston

  • Conroe Family YMCA, 10245 Owen Drive, Conroe

  • D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston

  • Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood

  • Langham Creek Family YMCA, 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston

By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.