Outdoor Pools & Aquatics Center

Reimagining our Outdoor Center for 2023

To our South Shore YMCA Members,

We are excited to announce that construction will begin this month for our NEW South Shore YMCA Outdoor Center at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover, slated to open in Spring 2023! Our brand-new Y Outdoor Center will feature:

  • NEW State-of-the-art Heated Pools
  • Spray Park & Playground
  • Fully reimagined Concession Experience
  • Modern and accessible Bathroom and Changing Facilities
  • and much MORE!

To accommodate the construction schedule, the existing Outdoor Center must close for the season on August 14. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite our Y members to continue swimming at our South Shore Y indoor pools in Hanover or Quincy.

This project will greatly enhance the outdoor pool experience for our Y, allowing seasonal, 7-days-a-week, full-day access with improved amenities and larger pools that accommodate both camp and membership simultaneously. This will provide an extended outdoor pool schedule.

Please note that the new Outdoor Center will operate differently than our current model and will require annual registration to ensure safe capacity, proper maintenance, and an optimal experience. We will communicate project updates and share details of this new registration process this fall. We expect that registration for the 2023 summer season will take place in January 2023 and will fill quickly, so mark your calendars!

Thank you in advance for accommodating a bit of outside noise and construction traffic over the coming months. This is another exciting enhancement to our Y and we cannot wait to reveal the new Outdoor Center in 2023!


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