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Edmond Mitch Park YMCA set to open February 3, 2014

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The new Edmond Y features an Olympic-sized swimming pool. One week after the facility’s opening, the pool will host the Oklahoma State Secondary School Athletic Association’s 7-8 regional swim meet and the OSSAA’s Feb 21-22 state swim meet. Photos provided.

The new Edmond Y features an Olympic-sized swimming pool. One week after the facility’s opening, the pool will host the Oklahoma State Secondary School Athletic Association’s 7-8 regional swim meet and the OSSAA’s Feb 21-22 state swim meet. Photos provided.




 

Staff Report


The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold the official grand opening of the new MITCH PARK Y, on February 3, 2014, Y officials said.


Upon completion, the 103,000-square-foot facility YMCA will be the largest and most fully-equipped in the metro to date.


It offers state of the art work out equipment, an Olympic-sized pool, a traditional pool for swim lessons and lap swimming and an indoor track, the Mitch Park Y will serve the Edmond community.


Just one week after the grand opening, The Mitch Park Y will host the OSSAA regional swim meet on Feb. 7 – 8 and the OSSAA state swim meet on Feb. 21-22. “We’ve waited such a long time to have a facility in Edmond where our athletes can compete locally,” said Edmond Schools Athletic Director, Mike Nunley. “I’m particularly excited for our students and coaches, especially with the success that they’ve achieved over the years.”


“The partnership with the city of Edmond and the Edmond public school district has made the Mitch Park a reality,” said Mike Grady, President and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City YMCA. “After 12 years of planning and what will be 18 months of construction, we are excited to finally open the doors to the public and continue to serve the community of Edmond.”


As part of the celebration, the Mitch Park Y will allow members of the community to view the facility prior to the grand opening. Those interested can receive guided, hard-hat tours beginning in mid-November. Other festivities will take place the week of the grand opening with special activities for families, celebrity autograph sessions and more.


“The Mitch Park YMCA will be a great addition to our community,” said Larry Stevens, Edmond City Manager. “This state of the art facility will address a significant need for an indoor recreational venue that has existed in Edmond for many years. It is a great example of a three-way partnership that ultimately became a reality when the timing was right for everyone.”


Special promotions for Mitch Park started Nov. 1, 2013 and will continue through January 31, 2014. People enrolling in December will be eligible to win a free one-year individual membership and half-off the joining fee.


In January, new members will receive $25 off their joining fee. New members will have the option of beginning their membership immediately or waiting for the opening park Y.


Hard-hat tours for those 18 years of age and older are now available. Those interested in early enrollment may do so at either the Edmond or Trails locations. For more information, please contact Mike Roark, Executive Director of both the Edmond and Mitch Park Ys, 348 9622.


About the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City-


The Y is a leading nonprofit strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Oklahoma City Metro, 12 Ys engage 151,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back to others.

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