It’s a brand new day in Gothenburg as the community celebrated the opening of the new YMCA at Gothenburg Health with Grand Opening activities April 27-28.
It is the third branch of the YMCA of the Prairie, and Gothenburg is now the smallest community in the nation to boast a YMCA.
On Friday, April 27, the public gathered at the new YMCA for a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. followed by tours of the facility, activity stations and FREE ice cream.
On Saturday, April 28, the community celebrated with a 5K run/walk and a community wellness fair.
The $4.9 million facility includes a saltwater four-lane swimming pool, walking track, cardio room, group exercise room, Child Watch area and gymnasium. It is connected to the YMCA at Gothenburg Health.
Construction on the new YMCA began in June 2017, and the doors officially opened on April 20.