Dallas, Texas – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced today plans to serve thousands of new families and multiple new communities by expanding its presence throughout the North Texas region.


Following a year-long study, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors and the organization’s leadership approved a multi-year, strategic growth strategy to renovate existing YMCA locations and partner with new communities to significantly expand the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ footprint with new or expanded programs or building facilities.


This comprehensive approach will enable the Y to serve more people and address pressing community health and wellness needs.  In addition to renovating existing facilities, building new locations and providing expanded programs throughout North Texas, the plan will also examine the effectiveness of existing facilities to ensure donor resources are efficiently utilized. 


“The YMCA has always been a convener in this region around the issues of health and wellness and in bringing families together,” said Curt Hazelbaker, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.  “But as North Texas continues to grow, there are more families and communities.  An important part of our mission is to serve those ever-increasing number of families in need.”


The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas currently serves 250,000 people each year in diverse communities within Dallas and surrounding cities in 8 counties. By 2030, North Texas is anticipating having a population of nearly 9.5 Million residents.  Part of the growth plan also includes the recent announcement of a potential sale of the T. Boone Pickens YMCA. The Y has had a presence in Downtown Dallas since 1885 in 4 different locations.


“The YMCA will continue to call downtown home,” Hazelbaker continued. “If we’re able to secure the right offer and identify a suitable new location, the sale of the existing building could provide significant resources for our efforts to serve more families as part of our new growth strategy including in downtown.”


The YMCA brings together men, women and children of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and incomes. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.


Additional information and announcements will be made in the coming months in conjunction with the overall growth strategy and efforts to increasingly serve North Texas residents.




The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.  Anchored in 22 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymcadallas.org



David Frederick, VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

(469) 276-8447 or dfrederick@ymcadallas.org