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Riverfront YMCA

101 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 282-YMCA (9622)

Branch Hours

Days Hours
M-F 5am-10pm
Sat 7am-6pm
Sun 9am-6pm



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Coming soon...Wellmark YMCA. Click here to learn more. 

Opened in 1960, the Riverfront YMCA was the "Central YMCA" and the third YMCA building since the YMCA was established in 1868. For over half a century the Riverfront YMCA has housed a multitude of memories. 

As the Riverfront Y doors close and the Wellmark Y doors open, we will celebrate over a half century of health, youth development and community. 

Final day of operation: Friday, December 19 at 4 p.m. Branch hours (5 a.m.-4 p.m.) 

Between Dec. 1 and Jan. 1, Riverfront Y members may use any YMCA of Greater Des Moines location including the YMCA Healthy Living Center, in Clive. 

Closing Ceremony: Friday, December 19 at 4-5 p.m. 

Click here to download the closing day schedule.


Other important dates:

Last Cycling Class: Wednesday, December 17

Last Group Ex Classes: Classes will be held through noon on Friday, December 19

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Water Ex
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Racquetball & Basketball 
  • 12:05-12:50 p.m. Body Pump
  • 1-3 p.m. Handball & Volleyball
  • 1-3 p.m. Weight Room Workout 
  • 2-4 p.m. Lap Swim
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Run & Last Stair Climb

Equipment/Rooms: Racquetball/handball courts, pool, gym, free weight room, high tech room and CyBex room will remain open until mid-afternoon on Friday, Dec. 19

Lockers: Clean out lockers by closing time on December 19. 

Wellmark YMCA tours: Tours of the new Wellmark Y will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 20-23 and 27-30. 

Relive some of the stories through the tales of members, volunteers and staffers in this video. 


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