The long-awaited Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family YMCA (Website) is now open in The Packing District in the Fairvilla neighborhood in West Orlando.
The new 35,000 SF facility, located at 2178 Packing District Way [GMap], features a six-lane lap swimming pool, an interactive splash pad, a multi-purpose boutique studio room for classes and academic programs, a child development area for children under the age of 12, wellness studios, workout equipment, locker facilities and private changing areas, and more.
Memberships are currently available for purchase HERE and will allow members early access to the facility before it opens to the general public, as well as some commemorative swag for the trouble.
We first wrote about the project HERE in 2018, though it has been in the works since 2015. At the time of our first post, the project was expected to cost roughly $12.1 million and to be open in early 2021. Two years after that original date, the project finally opened at a final cost of $17 million.
An additional gymnasium building is being planned for a second phase of the development.
The YMCA is named after Leonard and Marjorie Williams and their family foundation. Leonard Williams was a former salesman with Tom’s Snack Foods who later became CEO of Central Florida Anheuser-Busch following the death of his friend, Wayne Densch, the previous owner. Williams’ wife, Marjorie, passed away in 2015.