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Last Day for Dupont’s YMCA

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm 2 Comments

1711 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

We confirmed the scuttlebutt in October but it’s still hard to believe today is the last day for Dupont’s YMCA.

“The facility will close as a YMCA as of December 31, 2015.

The Y plans to utilize the proceeds from the sale of the YMCA National Capital facility to serve more region-wide residents and provide more volunteer and employment opportunities, thus increasing its impact in the region. In addition, proceeds from the sale will allow the Y to contribute to the revitalization of existing region-wide community/ neighborhood-based Ys, reinvest in programs and services that serve families (such as Youth Advocacy, Achievement Gap, Early Child Development and STEM), alleviate existing debt, and contribute to determining the feasibility of establishing another YMCA facility in Washington, DC.”

  • Nancy

    I never used this one – but I swam almost daily in the YWCA next to the main library downtown before that went away. Too bad to see this go as well. Great opportunity for those who don’t have pools on top of their fancy apartment buildings to swim on the way to/from work.

  • smccoat

    Such a great pool and so much better than the pool at the YMCA anthony bowen. It was a really fun place to swim and I’m going to miss it. We need a year round outdoor pool here in DC – lets put a pool heater in Francis!


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