The Southlake YMCA, which is the flagship branch of the Crossroads Y association, has served the Crown Point community since 1976, offering summer day camps, childcare, youth sports, swim lessons, and fitness programs. We have played a valuable role in meeting community needs, but we want to do more…much more. We are embarking on an extraordinary transformation that will provide a world-class YMCA facility to the citizens of Crown Point, and transform our lives and our community. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.

The Dean and Barbara White family is leading this community-changing project with a $21 million dollar gift. This is one of the largest charitable projects the White family has undertaken, and one of the largest gifts ever received by any YMCA in the Midwest. To begin this project, we are campaigning to raise just 10% of the total $35 million project, or $3.5 million.


Images of our proposed building expansion:

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Exterior View


Outdoor Pool

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 Indoor Walking/Running Track

 Indoor Rec Pool


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Site Plan

1st Floor Floorplan

2nd Floor Floorplan

The Y in the News: Southlake Family YMCA Unveils $35 Million Expansion: Building Community Together

Click on the links to read the full articles below:

  1. Story from NWI Times on 7/16/17 Southlake YMCA wraps up city approvals, time to plan groundbreaking
  2. NWI Times on 7/12/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: Older adults staying engaged at Southlake Y"
  3. NWI Times on 7/9/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: No One is Turned Away at the YMCA"
  4. Story from NWI Times on 6/27/17 Southlake Y receives $3.5 million in donations
  5. NWI Times on 6/23/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: Fathers Help Fuel YMCA vision, success"
  6. NWI Times on 6/16/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: Southlake Y project lifts all NWI YMCAS"
  7. NWI Times on 6/7/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: Giving is good for you"
  8. Story from NWI Times on 6/6/17 City Council approves Southlake YMCA's request to expand
  9. NWI Times on 5/31/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: YMCA expansion eyes learning, wellness"
  10. NWI Times on 5/28/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: YMCA puts focus on common ground"
  11. Story from NWI Times on 5/23/17 "First step in Southlake YMCA expansion approved"
  12. NWI Times on 5/14/17 "GUEST COMMENTARY: YMCA keeps strong focus on NWI moms"
  13. NWI Times on 5/9/17  "GUEST COMMENTARY: Supporting YMCA is investment in community"
  14. NWI Times on 5/7/17 "Slideshow: Expansion coming to Southlake YMCA"
  15. Story from NWI Times on 5/1/17 here "Southlake Y kicks off community campaign for $35 million expansion"
  16. NWI Times on 4/30/17 here "GUEST COMMENTARY: Community growth drives new Southlake YMCA"
  17. NWI Times on 4/23/17 here "GUEST COMMENTARY: Southlake Y expansion seeks to grow existing bonds"
  18. NWI Times on 4/16/17 here "GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider giving to major YMCA project"
  19. Region Newsmakers Interview 2/3/17 Radio
  20. Story from NWI Times of 2/2/17 here "EDITORIAL: YMCA plan maximizes donations"
  21. Story from NWI Times on 1/31/17 here "Southlake Y members excited by $35 mill expansion"
  22. Story from NWI Times on 1/30/17 "Doing it right doesn't happen overnight"
  23. Story from NWI Times on 1/30/17 "Southlake Y unveils $35M expansion plan"

Southlake Family YMCA Capital Campaign: Community Phase

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  • May 1, 2017: Community Phase Kicks Off
  • May 15-22: Giving Envelopes
    We will have poster boards throughout the facility with “giving envelopes”. These “giving envelopes” will have varying levels of donation amounts. You will then be able to select one of these envelopes, complete the donor card inside and drop that off at the front desk or with one of our staff.
  • May 21-25: Phone-a-thon
  • June 22 from 3-8:00pm Donate While You Dine at Culver's--Corner of Summit and Broadway (10% of sales given to Southlake Y Campaign). Bring this flyer or show it on your phone!
  • July 6 from 4-9:00pm Donate to the Y while you enjoy DQ (Dairy Queen at 1318 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307). Mention Southlake YMCA when you order and show them this flyer: download here.

New Southlake Family YMCA:

  • 1-6 lane pool

  • 1-Zero Entry pool, warm water with slide and water features

  • 1-Outdoor Pool

  • 1-male; 1-female locker room

  • 1-universal locker rooms with private changing areas

  • 2-gymansiums

  • 1-large, 6 lap mile track

  • 6-program studios for cheer, dance, and group exercise

  • Gymnastics Center

  • Steam, sauna, whirlpool

  • Family game room

  • Juice & coffee bar

  • Comfortable lobby and lounge, social spaces throughout the facility

  • Community meeting room

  • Teaching kitchen

  • Licensed early learning center

  • Educationally-focused drop-in childcare while parent(s) are on-site in the facility

  • Comprehensive wellness center featuring cardio, strength, and functional training

  • Mezzanine/Terrace area for outdoor classes and social functions

  • Plentiful parking


Youth Development
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Nine million youth are taking a greater interest in learning; making smarter life choices; and cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, the pursuit of higher education and goal achievement.

  • Licensed early learning center for children 6 weeks-5 years old (plans to work toward “Paths to Quality” quality rating)
  • Preschool for children ages 3-5 years old (half-day)
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Youth sports (ages 2 and up) including soccer, basketball,
    baseball and more
  • Swim Lessons
  • Gymnastics Center
  • Competitive teams for gymnastics, swim, sports
  • Dance, cheer, martial arts, physical education programs
  • Healthy eating classes
  • Educationally-focused drop-in childcare while parent(s) are
    on-site in the facility

Healthy Living
Improving the nation’s health and well-being. Millions of adults and youth receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being.

  • Land and water fitness exercise classes
  • Medical-based wellness: diabetes prevention, LIVESTRONG (cancer support groups)
  • Family recreation
  • Personal and group training
  • Sports leagues
  • Weight management and nutrition
  • Senior wellness

Social Responsibility
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Across the country, the Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors
by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community.

  • Senior programming
  • Family events
  • Water safety
  • CPR, Babysitting courses
  • Annual campaign to support our income-based scholarships for those in need
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community partnerships

To support our capital campaign contact Pat Huber, Campaign Director via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Media inquiries or questions on the facility contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Marketing Director, at 219 750 1082 

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.