The YMCA anticipates being part of a neighborhood where community members can walk and bike to the Y facility. With this in mind the YMCA has engaged local, East Dallas firm, BRW Architects, to develop a facility that will have the look and spirit of the neighborhood.
With its close proximity to White Rock Lake and access from miles of hike and bike trails, the facility is designed to connect users to the natural environment. Nestled into the hillside, the building engages the site topography and takes advantage of second floor views of the Lake. The building is set back from the street to create open green space, preserving several large existing trees. The Cardio Room has a full length window wall, supplying an abundance of natural daylight and focusing views to the open green space.
Outdoor programming will include “sunshine yoga”, accessed by a winding walking trail around the property. An indoor lap pool opens out onto a large outdoor family pool and splash pad. The approximately 37,700 square foot, two-story facility will house a Child Watch area, Administration offices, Locker rooms, and Lounge. Programs at the new Y will include Cardio / Weight Room, Aerobics, Spinning, Multi-Purpose, Gymnasium, Natatorium, and outdoor Family Pool with Splash Pad.
The White Rock YMCA will be promoting healthy lifestyles beyond fitness alone. Interior building products with low chemical emissions are being selected to improve the air we breathe. Natural daylight and views to the outdoors are a primary focus of every interior space. White Rock residents are accustomed to natural beauty and healthy activities surrounding the lake, and the new YMCA facility will continue this tradition.