Membership Update for Phase 3 in King County

In June, we let members know some important updates regarding our plan to welcome members back to the Y after our temporary closure. These updates include:

  • Our University Family and Fauntleroy locations will remain closed to members throughout Phase 3. We will welcome members back to these locations during Phase 4.

  • Access for children under 14 will be restricted at our facilities throughout Phase 3 in King County. We will welcome back children under 14 during Phase 4.

In order to open YMCA of Greater Seattle facilities during Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan, we must comply with capacity and physical distance guidelines. Unfortunately, due to the square footage, facility configuration, and capacity restrictions, we are unable to meet those guidelines without making the above restrictions.

The Y is considered an indoor recreation facility, which is eligible to open in Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan in King County. Once King County is approved to enter this phase, we will announce opening dates for facilities. All active members, including local members, can access any of our locations open to members in Phase 3. These local memberships have been temporarily upgraded at no additional cost.

Stay up to date on our welcome back plan for members at

Remain a Member or Request to Change Your Membership Status

You have a number of options for your membership during our temporary closure:

Option 1: Continue Supporting the Y with Membership Dues and Use Member Benefits

Members who choose to pay their monthly membership dues are our Sustaining Members – because they are helping us be resilient during this chaotic time.

As a member, you get access to:

  • Sustaining Member Y Bucks to use when we reopen. You can use these Y Bucks on upcoming membership dues and a variety of programs. These Y Bucks must be used within 90 days of our reopening date. Learn more >
  • Access to a growing number of programs as we reopen, including small group exercise and Lose to Win classes.

There is no action you need to take to remain a member. In the meantime, check out all that we are planning for your welcome back to the Y.

See Our Plan


Option 2: Turn Your Dues into a Donation

Instead of collecting Sustaining Member Y Bucks, you can turn your dues into a donation.

Start Your Donation


Option 3: Place Your Membership on Hold or Cancel

Placing your membership on hold will pause your membership dues until your facility opens or age restrictions are lifted. Members on hold:

  • Will still be able to use Sustaining Member Y Bucks earned from March-June
  • Do not need to fill out a new membership application or scholarship request when they return to the Y

Start a Hold

If you need to cancel your membership, you may do so at any time. Your cancellation will occur at the end of your current monthly membership cycle.

Request Membership Cancellation

By cancelling your membership, you will be no longer be eligible for any Sustaining Member Y Bucks. If you choose to rejoin the Y at a later date, you may be charged a join fee and may need to complete a new membership application and/or scholarship request.