Sussex County YMCA updating locker rooms to better serve all

| 26 Oct 2021 | 09:04

    The Sussex County YMCA will soon begin improvements to its family, men’s, and women’s locker rooms, capping off a multi-phase expansion and modernization of the Y that began in 2017.

    In the family locker room, four new changing stalls, including one designed to accommodate people with disabilities, will be constructed. The family locker room will also be renamed the universal family locker room to signify the Y’s inclusivity and commitment to serving members of all ages, abilities, and gender identities.

    The men’s and women’s locker rooms will be refreshed with new flooring, ceiling tiles, and paint. All locker rooms will also be equipped with full LED, energy-efficient lighting.

    The John A. and Margaret Post Foundation is providing a grant of $310,000 to support the project. The entire project is estimated to take about three weeks to complete, beginning with the family locker room in early November, followed by the women’s locker room and men’s locker room enhancements. The work will take place during the Y’s regular operating hours.

    We are thrilled to begin this long-awaited project, which will give our members and families additional space and privacy to comfortably change during swim lessons and aquatics classes, and free up other areas of the Family Locker Room during peak times .We understand how important the locker rooms are for members and guests to use between workouts and classes, and we will work to lessen the disruption as much as possible during the construction by providing alternative accommodations when needed.

    For a schedule of construction and impacts to the facility visit

    Corey Brown, Executive Director

    Sussex County YMCA

    About the Y: Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.