Ambler Area YMCA
Ambler Area YMCAAmbler, PA
The Y building, a softball diamond and two outdoor pavilions represent Phase One of a four-phase project on this 27-acre site, which will also see an outdoor aquatic center, a second gymnasium and a separate 30,000-square-foot addition to the new Y.
Inside the Y, a two-story lobby and reception area provides a spacious, upscale and warm environment for social interaction. The focal point of the facility is an indoor aquatic center featuring a family fun pool with two water spray features, multiple waterslides, a warm-water pool, a six-lane lap pool, a whirlpool and a sauna, all surrounded by laminated timber beams and stone walls.
The 11,000-square-foot wellness center includes two group exercise rooms and a dedicated group cycling room. The mezzanine level features an interactive gaming center, as well as an open fitness area. With a greater emphasis on family needs, an expanded childcare area is designed to mirror the play spaces of licensed childcare centers, while providing additional opportunities for fun and play. A “Family Active Center” allows parents to work out while watching their children play. Another family-friendly feature is a 10-stall, four-restroom family locker room that allows families or special-needs members to change into bathing suits in private, while a common area includes lockers and a baby changing area.
Project DetailsArchitect: Kramer+Marks Architects; Ambler, Pa.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Carlton Pools; Warminster, Pa.
Construction Cost: $15 million
Square Feet: 80,000
Occupancy: November 2010
Access Ramps/Stairs: Carlton Pools
Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac
Chemical Control Systems: Chemical Equipment Labs
Cleaners/Vacuums: Brock Enterprises
Deck/Basin Surface: Carlton Pools
Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.
Entertainment Systems: Cybex International Inc.
Entertainment Systems: Precor Incorporated
Entertainment Systems: Star Trac
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Everlast Sports Surfacing
Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Gutters: Carlton Pools
Heaters: Carlton Pools
Ladders/Grab Bars: Carlton Pools
Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.
Lighting: Denny Electic Supply
Lighting: Denny Electric Supply
Lighting: Denny Electric Supply
Lockers: Scranton Products
Pre-Engineered Structures: Unadilla
Sanitization Systems: Chemical Equipment Labs
Saunas/Whirlpools: Carlton Pools
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Fair-Play Scoreboards
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Sound Systems: All Systems Audio & Video
Starting Blocks: S.R. Smith
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Inc.
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Inc.
Wall Padding: CoverSports USA
Water Play Features: Mazur