Maugel DeStefano Architects designed the new 70,000 SF Demakes Family YMCA located on Neptune Boulevard in Lynn, Mass. The new facility replaced an aging structure from the early 1970s that was no longer able to meet the needs of Lynn’s growing and changing community. The new YMCA provides a contemporary light-filled environment that celebrates community, fosters social connection, and provides expanded vital services to the city’s youth and families.
The YMCA has been an anchor in the city of Lynn for more than 150 years and serves over 10,000 people annually. Expanded amenities for the new facility include a community wing that houses a health clinic, instructional kitchen, and gathering spaces; a youth wing with a child-watch area, a family adventure zone, and an early childhood education center; and exercise venues that include three group fitness areas, a regulation basketball court, an indoor track, and an aquatics center.