Wednesday, October 16, 2019

YMCA moves Plymouth offices to PARC building

The former offices of the YMCA in this
Union Street building have been
moved to the PARC and the house is
now up for sale. Photo by Julie Brown
The Plymouth Family YMCA will become the newest tenant at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex (PARC).
The two facilities have already established a strong community partnership, an official noted. The YMCA has been using PARC facilities for more than 2 years to facilitate programs including basketball, t-ball, Youth Advisory Board activities and school break camps.  PARC and the YMCA also collaborate on the Plymouth Preschool Enrichment Program (PEP), a comprehensive schedule of classes for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years including music, dance, yoga, sports, and basic cooking skills.

Gail Grieger, executive director of PARC, said this PARC YMCA partnership is a win for the Plymouth community.
“We are delighted to welcome the Plymouth Family YMCA to PARC. With its long history of providing high quality recreation opportunities, as well as other community programs, the YMCA will definitely complement the other arts and education organizations that call PARC home,” she said.
“Our two organizations have a synergy, we are both committed to Plymouth area children and families. At the YMCA we believe everyone should have positive experiences to support them in realizing their potential,” said Helene Weir, CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.
Kelly Plocharczyk who serves as the executive director of the Plymouth Family YMCA added, “This partnership allows us to do more for our neighbors together than either of us can achieve alone,” she said.
The former Plymouth Family YMCA building at 248 Union St. is listed for sale. A Re/Max for sale sign went up late last week in the front yard of the Union Street property and a  Re/Max listing agent confirmed the property is for sale at $349,000. It is zoned for B1 office/living space, and has an apartment with a separate entrance.