The Kent YMCA – scheduled to hold its Grand Opening this Saturday, Sept. 14 – announced Wednesday that “due to circumstances beyond our control, the pool and Aquatic Center will not be open on Grand Opening weekend, as originally planned.”

A specific reason for the closure was not announced.

“The safety of our members and our staff is our utmost concern,” they added.

A ribbon will be cut on the new 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility and aquatic center at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a community celebration and open house through 4 p.m.

Here’s a sampling of the FREE activities that will be offered at the grand opening:

    • Last day to sign up as a Charter Member!
    • Pick up membership cards and limited edition Kent Charter Member t-shirts
    • Tour the new facility
    • Taste free samples of foods from around the world at our community kitchen
    • Dance and sing with us in the gymnasium
    • Try out a sample group fitness class (Wear your active wear and sneakers)
    • Take a walk on the suspended walking and running track
    • POSTPONED: Swim in the new pool (Bring your swim suit)

“We cannot wait to see you on September 14. Bring the whole family and get ready to experience all that the Y has to offer — right here in Kent.”

Join the new Kent Y before Sept. 14 to also receive Charter Member gifts, while supplies last, and early access to the building. Join here:

Do you want to be part of the fun? Sign up to volunteer on Opening Day:

The Kent YMCA is located at 10828 SE 248th Street:

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