Snoqualmie Valley YMCA / Community Center Potential Expansion

Published: May 29, 2019, at 1:27 p.m. PT

Last updated: July 26, 2019, at 1:07 p.m. PT

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We are excited about a potential expansion of the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA / Community Center to better serve our Snoqualmie Valley neighbors. To provide clarity on this process, we answered some of your most frequently asked questions. We will update these answers as we receive more information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is being proposed? 

The Y is working to expand the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA / Community Center from 12,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet. An expansion allows us to serve more people with more amenities, helping everyone reach their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body. The new space would include an aquatics facility, multi-use spaces for our programs, and an expanded fitness center. 

How big will the pool be? 

Our plans include a multi-use family activity pool and a lap swimming pool. The final size of an aquatic center has yet to be determined. The Y and City are looking for feedback on what the community wants. You can send your feedback to the City at info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us

What funding sources are being used expand the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA / Community Center? 

The Y will privately fundraise $750,000 to $1 million in capital funding and will try to secure an additional $1.2 million in State funding. The City will cover the remaining funds needed for the expansion. We encourage people to contact the City for more details on public funding. The City can be reached at info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us

Why do I pay to use a facility that was built with my tax dollars?

The City of Snoqualmie owns the building but does not support the ongoing operations of the facility. Membership and program fees cover our costs of day-to-day operations and maintenance.

What will future membership costs be? 

It is likely that membership costs will align with YMCA of Greater Seattle rates. Memberships include full access to the facility, fitness classes, health and well-being center, and discounts on programs and events. We are working with the City to identify community benefits, regardless of membership. 

Will the Y have financial transparency during and after the expansion? 

We are required to release our annual revenue and expenses. The Snoqualmie Valley Y is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, which tracks the financial information for all branches and programs within the Greater Seattle region. You can view our latest financial statements in our annual report

What does it mean to be a part of the YMCA of Greater Seattle?

As a branch of the larger YMCA of Greater Seattle organization, we receive centralized support services such as accounting, marketing, human resources, risk management, technology services, and legal support. Centralized services allow us to serve people more efficiently and also allows our branch to focus on what we do best, serving you.  

How will this affect parking?  

The expansion plan includes building extra parking spaces on the street to meet demand.

Why does the City not partner with Si View on this project?

We would encourage people to reach out to City Staff or the City Council regarding this topic. Please contact them at info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us

What is the potential timeline for this project? 

We would defer to the City regarding this topic. Please contact them at info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.