Orange County YMCA announces closure due to rising costs

Avalon Park location’s last day will be Oct. 28

Avalon Park YMCA.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A YMCA in Orange County is scheduled to close up shop at the end of October as costs continue to rise, according to YMCA officials on Monday.

In a statement to News 6, YMCA officials said that the last day of operations at the Avalon Park location will be on Oct. 28 “due to market conditions driving higher costs, which have unfortunately surpassed what we are able to afford in order to sustain operations at this leased facility.”

As a community-supported nonprofit, the Y is actively fundraising throughout the year across all of our locations to provide scholarships for kids to play sports, go to camp, and learn to swim. We also raise funds to be able to provide Y memberships to families in need. Our website has ways to learn more and to give

The pandemic severely impacted our Y and so as we emerge, we are redefining how to sustainably meet the evolving needs of our community.

At Avalon Park, we will continue to provide youth sports this fall, as well as continue offering before and after school as ways to keep strengthening the community.

Statement from YMCA on Avalon Park location's closure

Despite its closure, the YMCA of Central Florida has a number of other locations listed, which include the following:

  • Blanchard Park
  • Downtown Orlando
  • Dr. P. Phillips
  • Frank DeLuca
  • Golden Triangle
  • J. Douglas Williams
  • Lake Nona
  • Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA
  • Osceola County
  • Osceola YMCA Learning Center
  • Oviedo
  • Roper
  • South Orlando
  • The Learning Center at Lake Buena Vista
  • The Learning Center at Sherberth
  • Titusville
  • Wayne Densch
  • Winter Park

For more information on locations and services offered, visit the YMCA of Central Florida’s website here. To donate, click here.

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