johnstown-yOpening May 2020

Together, we are building a stronger future.

Coming in 2020, the Johnstown Community YMCA in Johnstown, Colo., will offer life-changing fitness and wellness programs, touchdown dance-inspiring sports programs and giggle-inducing camps and youth programs. Let’s not forget the new preschool and early childhood education offerings, swimming pools and aquatics programs, and endless amounts of fun. 

Yes, it’s official: The Y is coming to the Johnstown/Milliken area.

The Johnstown Community YMCA will be a whopping 65,000-square-foot fitness center, community center and recreation center — a hub of activity and connection for all ages. 

Pretty cool, right? We think so.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our organization to strengthen more communities, to support more families, to provide more social opportunities for seniors and to help more children thrive,” says Chris Coker, YMCA of Northern Colorado President and CEO. “We are honored to take this journey with the town of Johnstown, and we look forward to serving as a community hub for its residents.”

We promise to keep you updated as construction and planning progress. Follow us on Facebook to stay connected. 


The Johnstown Community YMCA will have the following amenities:

Fitness Center With Cardio and Strength Training Equipment and Weights

Basketball Gym

Indoor Running Track

Classes Such as Zumba, Les Mills BODYPUMP & Yoga

Indoor Cycling

Indoor & Outdoor Group Exercise Spaces

Youth Sports Programs

Child Watch (Child Care While You Workout)

Lap Pool

Leisure Pool, Slides, Diving Boards &
Splash Pad

Sauna & Steam Room

Multipurpose Fields


Community Event Space With Catering Kitchen



When will the Johnstown Community YMCA open? 

We expect the Johnstown Community YMCA in Johnstown, Colo., to open in May 2020. As with any construction, things can change. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.

Where will the facility be located? 

The Johnstown Community YMCA will be located just east of town hall in Johnstown at 165 Settler Way.

When can we sign up for preschool? 

Registration is now open for YMCA Inspire Preschool in Johnstown. The preschool will provide early childhood education, active play and character-focused programming for children ages 2 1/2 to 6.

What is the difference between preschool and child watch?

Preschool is a licensed, fee-based program that prepares children ages 2 1/2 to 6 for kindergarten; full-time and part-time options are available. Child Watch is fun, engaging childcare offered to Y members while they work out; it is free for up to 2 hours daily for members with a family membership, and other members and program participants can utilize Child Watch for a minimal fee while utilizing the facility (when space is available). Child Watch is available for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years, and parents or gaurdians must remain on the premises while their child is in Y care.

What will the hours of operation be? 

Hours of operation have not yet been solidified for the Johnstown Community YMCA, and we will ask for community feedback to help us determine the need. The hours of operation at other Northern Colorado Ys — Lafayette, Boulder and Longmont — are 5am-10pm on weekdays and reduced hours on weekends. We will most likely mirror those hours. 

When will you begin hiring and what sort of positions will you be filling? 

There will be many employment opportunities — from preschool teachers and childcare staff to trainers and fitness instructors to lifeguards and membership staff. Many positions open now.

Will you have lap swimming? 

Our extensive aquatics facilities will be utilized for lap swimming, swim lessons, family recreation, swim team and much more. Trust us, it’s gonna be a water wonderland.

How much will a membership cost? 

Those details are being figured out, and we will post that information as soon as we know it. One thing to note: The Y has nationwide membership, which means you can visit other Ys in our association (Longmont, Lafayette and Boulder), all Colorado Ys (Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Pueblo) and 98 percent of all Ys across the country. We will offer a variety of membership types for individuals, couples and families as well as corporate memberships, military memberships and SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit memberships. Members receive discounts on YMCA programs, including summer camp, swim lessons and youth sports.

The YMCA also provides financial assistance to those who qualify. Funds raised by the Y ensure all children, families, individuals and seniors have access to preschool, swim lessons, youth sports and wellness opportunities. At the Y, no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. 

I see you are running programs in Milliken and Johnstown. How can that be if the facility is not complete?

That's a great observation! YMCAs across the country run programs outside their facility walls. We utilize local schools, sports fields and gyms to run a diverse number of programs, including after-school care, summer camps, school day off camps and youth sports, like basketball, soccer and volleyball. In fact, even when the Johnstown Community YMCA is complete and the doors are open, the Y will still have programs throughout the community. Currently, we are offering after-school care and school day off camps at Pioneer Ridge in Johnstown and at Milliken Elementary in Milliken. We are also offering basketball, soccer, volleyball and more in Johnstown and Milliken.