YMCA at Wildlight

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New YMCA Scheduled to Open in Nassau County in 2020

First Coast YMCA, University of Florida, UF Health and Raydient Places + Properties collaborate to bring enhanced health and wellness resources to Northeast Florida with Wildlight YMCA

Planning and design is not yet finalized, but this Y will have something for everyone.

  • State-of-the-art fitness equipment & group exercise studios for achieving goals
  • Indoor running track to increase movement for all ages
  • Kidzone for children to explore, play and learn while parents workout
  • Youth sports leagues to build character and encourage teamwork
  • Educational programs to help make healthier choices, reclaim good health and reduce chronic disease
  • Group activities and interests to build stronger family bonds and become more connected to community


When will this Wildlight location open?

In the coming months, the First Coast YMCA will be working with Wildlight developer Raydient Places + Properties and UF Health to finalize the planning and design of the new Y facility so that it meets the health needs of Wildlight’s future residents and surrounding community members. The new Y branch is expected to open in late 2020 and will be the second Y location in Nassau County.

How big will this YMCA branch be?

Currently, the Wildlight YMCA branch will be approximately 25,000 sq. ft. All plans are subject to change, however, until finalized.

Would this YMCA only serve Wildlight residents?

No, the YMCA branch located in Wildlight will be open to serve all First Coast residents, especially those living in Nassau County. This branch will also be open to current First Coast Y members

What types of programs and services will this Y have?

While planning and design has yet to be finalized, the Wildlight Y is conceptualized to accommodate 25,000 square feet. Along with fitness equipment and group exercise studios to help members achieve goals, the new Y will feature an indoor track to increase movement for all ages and KidZone to provide quality childcare for parents while they work out. In addition, the Y will provide educational programs focused on making healthier choices, reclaiming good health and reducing chronic disease. A wide range of activities and group interest opportunities will also be offered to help adults and families build stronger bonds and become more connected to their community.

How will the Wildlight branch affect the McArthur location?

Just as we have multiple Y branches in Duval and Clay Counties, the Wildlight branch will only enhance the Y’s presence in Nassau County, allowing us to serve even more community members with our unique programs and resources. The McArthur Y has grown significantly and we do not forsee that changing.

Why are you opening a new branch?

The Y is committed to our cause of strengthening community and we are always seeking new ways to transform lives and build a stronger First Coast through programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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