Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA

May 13, 2020

Dear Members of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley:

Since 2017, we have seen opportunity and success at the Upper Kanawha Valley facility in Montgomery. We are proud of our work there.

Unfortunately, the facility has not become self-sustaining and is financially unviable. Our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to discontinue operations there as of June 30.

In addition, because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have closed the facility as of now.

The closure will not affect the YMCA’s continued commitment to Upper Kanawha Valley and the greater Charleston area. The YMCA continues to work with local community leaders to explore programming opportunities that fulfill the YMCA’s mission.

The YMCA continues operating and supporting – in partnership with, Kanawha County – Pioneer Park swimming pool

Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for members. To continue your involvement with our YMCA, please contact our membership department. 

Thank you for your loyalty and participation as members of the Upper Kanawha YMCA. We look forward to continuing to serve the Upper Kanawha community in future outreach efforts.


Erin Dydland and Garth Mariani, II

Interim co-CEO’s

YMCA of Kanawha Valley