The facade of the Downtown YMCA

In the Heart of Richmond

Located on W. Franklin Street, across from the Jefferson Hotel in the center of Richmond.


The Downtown YMCA has been serving the Richmond community for over 165 years. In the city center, where east streets meet west streets, you’ll find us on Franklin St. across from the Jefferson Hotel.

**Attention Members: Parking spots #1-19 in the Franklin St. lot are for YMCA member parking only. Vehicles parked in spots #20 and higher will be subject to parking tickets/towing. Our facility has additional free parking in two lots directly behind the building.**

Branch Amenities

Wellness and Exercise Centers
Multiple Exercise Studios
Pool - Indoor Heated
Child Watch
Camp Programs
Racquetball Courts
Multi-purpose Space
Squash Courts
Steam Room

Child Watch

Our Child Watch space is temporarily closed. 

Happy Birthday to Us!

The Downtown YMCA building will celebrate its 78th birthday on June 28!  

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is much older than that (nearly 175 years old!) but we're excited to celebrate being in our current location for so long!

Volunteers Needed

From sport coaches to homework help, you can support your community by giving back some of your time!


Here. For Good. Membership

As a YMCA member, you can help others by adding on a few dollars to your monthly membership rate, which goes directly to help others in our community.

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Our Story

Founded in 1854, for over 160 years the Richmond Y has served the community through the Civil War, railroad expansion, the Great Depression and more. 

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