We have big news! We are thrilled to announce that our Lake Highlands Family YMCA facility renovations will resume in September. Our special kick-off will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 5:30 PM, at the Lake Highlands Family YMCA, where we will be able to celebrate together and share details about how this will impact our members and the flow of operations. We hope you will join us!

The project’s original start date was set for March of 2020, however, due to the impact of the pandemic, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas postponed construction. Today, we are excited to move our plan forward to help create an improved Y experience.

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 

New construction will occur in three phases over a 14-month period. 


Starting the week of Labor Day: Phase I will tackle our west parking lot expansion and is set to be completed by the end of fall. This will allow for increased parking lot capacity by 68%, going from 122 parking spaces to 205 at the completion of the project. Once completed we will create a temporary entrance on the west side of the facility.


Fall: 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. We expect this phase to be completed by August 2023.


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. 

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


Site Plan - Lake Highlands