Dignitaries from around the Valley joined El Mirage officials and residents to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new 26,500-square-foot Northwest Valley Family YMCA.
The Y will be built at the city’s southern end next to Gateway Park and serve the the entire northwest region of the Valley including Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Youngtown, as well as portions of Peoria and the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.
A bond passed by El Mirage voters in November 2011 for a new police station and recreation facility provides $2.5 million of the estimated $5.5 million to construct the facility.
The YMCA will be a full-service venue containing a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness studios, a teen room and child watch area, city officials said.
“The new YMCA is a phenomenal facility which will serve Northwest Valley families and persons of all ages for years to come,” said El Mirage City Manager Spencer Isom.
The site is at 12450 W. Cinnabar Ave., El Mirage, adjacent to Gateway Park.