Thank you for staying with us during these incredibly challenging times.

      The Watsonville Family YMCA will reopen and welcome all Y members as of Sept. 9, 2020, following updated guidelines of the CDC, state and local health agencies.

The Watsonville YMCA is allowed to open with indoor modifications and a limited capacity. The Watsonville Y will also allow all Central Coast YMCA members to use the facility while their branch is closed.

As we welcome the community back to the Y, we want to assure you that the safety of all our members, programs participants, staff and volunteers is our number ONE priority.

We have followed guidance from the CDC and local health agencies to update our policies, practices and procedures to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene and make appropriate accommodations for social distancing, so that every person who walks through our doors can stay safe and protected while getting back to what matters most: your health, your family, friends and your community.  See our Safety Practices   en español

This means things will look and feel a little different.

When you come back to the Y this is what you can expect:

Equipment has been rearranged to accommodate social distancing

Rooms and classes will have capacity limitations

Check-in procedures for Members and Kids Zone have been modified

Equipment cleaning has been adjusted; please clean BEFORE and AFTER use

Fitness Class schedule has been updated and modified to accommodate social distancing.

Floor markers to facilitate spacing

Increased staff on the fitness floors to sanitize and disinfect equipment throughout the day.

Staff will wear PPE where appropriate


The opening date of the Kids Zone will be determined. The health and safety of our infant/toddler members is our top priority.


At the Y, no one is ever turned away because they lack the ability to pay. We offer financial assistance so everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of the Y's valuable programs and services. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, click on one of the links below, fill out the form and bring it to your local YMCA.
Financial Assistance Application - English
Financial Assistance Application - Spanish