Park Improvements

Park Planning

Monday, March 14, 2011

BREC Gymnasium Opens in the Howell Place Area, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate the Grand Opening of the ExxonMobil YMCA


On Monday, March 14th, the community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration of the new ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd.! The community celebration, free and open to the public, will run from 11am until 12pm, starting with a ribbon cutting and key messages from the YMCA, ExxonMobil and BREC, followed by a reception and a surprise performance from a local musician. Attendees can also receive information about YMCA programs and the benefits of membership.


The ExxonMobil YMCA is a 12,000 square-foot facility that features a fitness center packed with new equipment, a group exercise room, an outdoor heated pool, locker rooms with showers, kid's zone and a gymnasium. The gymnasium is part of a cooperative agreement with BREC, to provide additional programming.


"We are excited about the new collaborations that helped make this YMCA possible! The community has been very welcoming to the Y and we are thrilled to serve North Baton Rouge!" Bob Jacobs, CEO, YMCA of the Capital Area


The YMCA will offer recreational and instructional programs at the new location to include: afterschool youth programs; wellness programs for youth, teens and adults; parent-child programs; aquatics; youth and adult sports; summer and holiday camps and more!


This new facility will allow the YMCA to better serve the North Baton Rouge Community in the Y's focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility!



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