The Door County YMCA announced the new vision for the future on Friday. A press release from the Door County YMCA explains they’ve taken time in the last seventeen months to evaluate what they’ve learned from the pandemic and where they want to go. In the process of reimagining its proposed Heart of the Community capital plans for the Sturgeon Bay facility, the YMCA will look to expand their social areas, which includes a new social lounge, a board room, and community space. A new wellness center would also be added to create more space for cardio and strength training equipment, ensuring access for the growing senior population.
The release also stated that a new Y Activity Center will allow them to improve and expand program spaces to accommodate its growing population and offer innovative programs. Former CEO and Capital Campaign Chair Tom Beernsteen reflected when speaking of the plans, saying, “it has become increasingly apparent over the past 24 years and especially the last seventeen months that the current facility must evolve to meet the needs of our community today and well into the future.” The goal of the renovations is to create a modern and vibrant place for people of all walks of life.