We are excited to continue the renovation and expansion of our YMCA!  We are almost halfway through our 14-month project and are pleased with the improvements we have been able to complete thus far.  We will continue to update this webpage as needed and more of our milestones have been met.  Thank you for your dedication to our Y and the Lake Highlands community.  We can't wait for the fresh experience that is to come!


Phase I included the expansion of our west parking lot, and increase parking capacity by 68%, now providing 205 spaces.  We also added a new temporary entrance on the west side of the facility to accommodate Phase II construction.


Phase II will focus on the construction of 15,000 square feet of the new facility.  This space will house our new fitness center, two group exercise rooms, a multi-purpose room, and our new entry and lobby, expected completion August 2023. New locker room and changing rooms spaces will also be part of Phase II. LOCKER ROOM RENOVATION BEGINS MAY 8th.  See below for details.


End of summer 2023: Phase III will include renovations to the existing building which will result in a new Childwatch room, and dedicated cycle studio, a refreshed basketball gym, and a new office suite. 

Site Plan - Lake Highlands

Locker Room Update

Dear YMCA Family,

On MAY 8, we will close the locker rooms and family change room and complete a renovation project to tear out and remodel these areas altogether. This is estimated to be a 60-day project, so your new locker rooms will open in early July.

Why now?

Contractors are available to complete the work, and all materials are available.

We want the locker rooms to be finished when the 15000 square foot expansion opens in early September.

Why such a major change in the design of the locker rooms?

We wanted to create a space that serves all aspects of our membership, including more family change rooms, access by those with special needs, and parents caring for a child of the opposite sex. Many of our current and prospective members have also requested more privacy. 

Where else can members change?

We will be converting two offices off the fitness floor to change rooms. We will black out the windows for privacy, change the floors and provide mirrors and stools. The Childwatch restroom will be available for member use when no Childwatch occurs.

Pool deck shower -

We will add an on-deck portable shower for members who want to rinse off chlorine after swimming.  This will be for rinse-off only, not soap and shampoo use.

Alternative options?

Members can use any YMCA anytime, or we can put memberships on hold.

Other upcoming renovations

  • Our new addition of 15000 square feet, which includes our new fitness center, two group exercise rooms, and lobby, will be ready by early September.

  • We are currently resurfacing the roof of the original building to prevent current and future leaks experienced with an aging roof structure.  We have two weeks left in this portion of the project.  The work will be noisy from time to time. 

  • The exterior of the building is being painted this week and next.  This will tie the original building to the colors of the new construction.

  • Landscaping of the parking lot area, including new trees and grass, will begin in mid-May. 

  • The basketball gym will be remodeled in September, after the summer season. We will sand the floor to new wood, paint the interior, install new padding, and add permanent Pickleball and full-court volleyball lines. 

Have more questions?

Contact Brian at 214-221-9622 or by email at

Visit our website for more information.

The 15,000+ square foot addition plus remodel of existing facilities include:

●    A larger fitness center with more strength and cardio equipment
●    Two new large rooms following for expanded group exercise offering, youth dance and martial arts
●    A state-of-the-art dedicated cycling room 
●    A new and expanded Childwatch room 
●    A renovated basketball court and gym space
●    Updated locker rooms and additional family changing rooms
●    Added seating areas throughout the facility 
●    An expanded parking lot 

The Lake Highlands Family Y expansion is part of a multi-year, strategic growth strategy of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Its Board of Directors and leadership approved a comprehensive plan to renovate existing YMCA locations, partner with new communities, and reimagine programs to better serve the needs of the growing North Texas community. This project also included our new, six-lane, heated pool that was revealed in February of this year. The indoor addition has provided the Y with more space for swim lessons, water aerobics, recreational swimming, and lap swimming for members and the community. 

The branch will remain open during this project with all three phases expected to be complete by the end of 2023. 

Visit this webpage for ongoing updates related to the Lake Highland Family YMCA renovation project. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress through each phase. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get a sneak peek of all the branch events and changes! 

If you are interested in learning more about this project or making a financial contribution, please contact Brian Haines at