YMCA Geneva Park Announcement
June 16, 2021
Today we are pleased to share an update on the next steps for Geneva Park.
In April, we shared that Colliers Not-for-Profit Advisory group would be supporting our work to seek the best community use of the property and ways to continue the legacy of the Park, while also helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of our YMCA.
We are thankful to all of the community members who have shared their enthusiasm and ideas so far, and we are pleased to share that the expression of interest process is now open.
This video from Board Chair, Lynn Strachan, and CEO, Jill Tettmann, shares more about this update and the process going forward.
You can learn more about how to engage in this process on the Colliers website.
Our YMCA is committed to transparency and continued communication throughout the decision-making process and we want to hear from you.
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We already knew that Geneva Park holds a special place in the hearts of so many of our partners, individuals and families but the response following our announcement in January was overwhelming in terms of new potential solutions offered by the community. It presented us with possibilities and has inspired some enhancements to our next steps, including the exploration of options that could extend beyond the straight sale of the property.
The expressions of interest process will be open until September 15 to allow for the greatest number of potential solutions and partnerships to come forward for consideration. We believe that a good and fair process takes time and the YMCA and Colliers are committed to taking the time to work toward the goals of supporting the long-term sustainability of the YMCA while seeking the best community use of the property and ways to continue the legacy of Geneva Park.
This process will explore all possible innovative solutions and potential partnerships to help ensure families and individuals can access this important place for generations to come. No decisions will be made during the summer season and we continue to be committed to being transparent and communicating throughout this process. We encourage all interested individuals to sign up for our email list to be sure you’re informed about any decisions and future plans.
At this time, we’re not able to accept visitors except those who are already registered for Family Camp. Due to the nature of the Geneva Park site and programs, and current COVID-19-related health restrictions, we cannot accept additional visitors during the summer season.
Those wishing to tour the site as part of the expressions of interest process can arrange this through Colliers.
At this time, we’re not able to accept visitors except those who are already registered for Family Camp. We are looking into ways to provide opportunities for visits to the Park in the fall after the conclusion of our family camp season.
Note: Additional FAQs to be developed based on community questions.