November 20th, 2019
The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area in partnership with the City of Marion held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marion YMCA location! The facility will be located at 3740 Irish Drive, Marion, IA on the new Tower Terrace commercial corridor. Studies by the City of Marion suggests this location will become the future center of Marion in just a few years with its projected growth. This facility will also become more regionally accessible for surrounding areas with the completion of Tower Terrace Rd. The location is also ideal for accessibility with neighboring parks; Gill Park & Lowe Park, expanding upon the usage of the location opportunities for YMCA and Marion Parks & Recreation programming.
The building will be operated under the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA association, but will jointly operate both YMCA and Marion Parks & Rec programming. This will allow for a one-stop experience when browsing and registering for programs. This partnership is more fiscally responsible for Marion residents as it does not require the City of Marion to build its own functions and fitness facility; it will have more than enough space to house both organizations.
Pictures & video of ceremonial groundbreaking is courtesy of Knutson Construction, the general contractor and partner for the New Marion YMCA.