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Old Town - Orono YMCA Skatepark

472 Stillwater Avenue
207-827-9622

Historical Timeline

  • 1890 – The YMCA started by meeting in the vestry of the Congregational Church
  • 1893 – The Samuel Bradbury Fund was established, leaving $2,000 to the YMCA
  • 1897 – The first membership dues were established…25 cents per year
  • 1918 – Will of Jessie Godfrey left home to YMCA. Became the Main Street facility
  • 1948 – First professional YMCA Director, Roger Blood hired. Old Town & State YMCAs merged to create the Northern Central District YMCA
  • 1956 – Steel frame gymnasium built on to YMCA with the help from Herbert E. Sargent. New Director Robert Coe took over the operations and expanded youth sports programs with assistance from Bob Messier.
  • 1960 – Weekend Teen Dances became very popular
  • 1963 – The Hi-Y & Tri-Hi-Y Clubs flourished and a new swim program established at Gilman Falls with assistance of the Orono – Old Town Kiwanis Club
  • 1965 – Sewall Park was used as the Y’s first day camp with 83 children in attendance.
  • 1974 – The Old Town & Orono Boards of Directors merged
  • 1977 – The Old Town – Orono YMCA became an independent Association. Ralph Leonard chaired the first capital drive to build a new facility.
  • 1979 – New YMCA opened on September 6, 1979 on Stillwater Avenue.
  • 1995 – Herb Sargent Therapeutic Pool opens to the delight of the entire community.
  • 2000 – Cyr Family Field House & Doug Springer Workout Center open.
  • 2013 – YMCA receives donation of gymnasium floor from the Bangor Auditorium.
  • 2014 – YMCA saves Community Pool from closure, signs ten year lease contract.


Reviews

Chris Merchant

Rating:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Great place to get a good workout, they offer so much I enjoyed working out on the bouncy floor it was easy on my joints the karate instructor Tristan is good at what he does. Anyone interested should sign their kids up ASAP

Kaileigh McPherson

Rating:
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017
We use the daycare facilitie, gym, swimming pool, membership and the free classes with the membership and we love it! My little one loves her teachers and I have lost 20 pounds between the gym and my diet. It helps me stay fit :)

rose watson

Rating:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The best ever. Swim. Exercise. Walking. Storytelling. A place for all ages shapes sizes etc. The best Y I've ever been to

Sammi Beal

Rating:
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016
I went to the YMCA for childcare from the time I was small. There was good times, but most of the staff are too young and inexperienced. I often found that they were more happy to talk to their friends that came or worked there, then to watch the kids. As I got older, I stopped going there for that and just went to use the Gym and the Pool. It is a great place to be when you are older. All of the things they offer are really well kept. However, their bathrooms could be cleaned a bit better. There was always clothes lying around in the girls' rooms.

Lonya

Rating:
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016
Pleasant lobby, good yoga and tai chi classes. Racquetball courts almost always available. Locker room small, a bit dusty, and odiferous.

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