History of the Goochland Family YMCA

The growth of suburbia continued as the twentieth century ended.  Particularly strong expansion in Goochland and Powhatan Counties led to plans to build YMCA branches in both areas.

The primary leadership in Goochland included Charles S. Luck IV, Charles Luck III and Gerald L. Hagen Jr.  The Y initially ran various programs, including child care, swimming lessons and athletic programs using borrowed facilities as well as existing branches nearby.

Supporters recognized the well-proven necessity of having a permanent local facility and fundraising efforts went swiftly.

In 2004, the Goochland Y opened on a 10-acre lot along the River Road edge of the J. Sargent Reynolds Community College campus.  

The text was taken from the book "The Richmond YMCA: 150 Years of Innovation and Service for Central Virginia" by Edward R. Crews.