Holcomb Family YMCA in The Woodlands area celebrates ribbon-cutting

(Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
(Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)

(Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)

The new Holcomb Family YMCA, located at 5201 Imperial Promenade Drive, Spring, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 21 to celebrate the location's grand opening.

According to a news release, the Holcomb Family YMCA initially opened Dec. 11 and consists of an indoor and outdoor design that is open and adaptable in all seasons and circumstances. Featured amenities include a 12,000-square-foot pavilion with turf and multipurpose courts for basketball, pickleball and other sports; an outdoor fitness center with workout space for group exercise and other workouts; and large multipurpose sports fields for soccer, lacrosse, camps and additional programs.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Holcomb Family YMCA. The facility, developed to impact everyone in the community, is unlike any other YMCA in Houston and a first within the association,” said Stephen Ives, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, in the release. “We are pioneering an innovative and inclusive space that seeks to provide the community with access to resources and opportunities to reconnect, learn, thrive and build new relationships.”

Current center features for members include Group EX, soccer clinics, youth engagement opportunities and martial arts. Personal training and small-group training will start in late January.

The release states the expansion of YMCA services to the Spring community was the result of a donation of 10.2 acres of land by developers Jim Holcomb, Dick Weekley and David Weekley. In addition to the land, the Holcomb and Weekley families donated $3 million toward the construction of the first phase of the project. The YMCA must raise additional funds to support future buildings for the project and is in the preliminary stages of a capital campaign. 713-659-5566. www.ymcahouston.org
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.