Welcome to the Altavista Area YMCA located in Altavista, Virginia. The Y in Altavista was founded in 1971 making Altavista the smallest community in America to have a full facility YMCA. Today the YMCA encompasses almost three city blocks and over 65,000 square feet valued at over $6 million dollars. The physical complex consists of the Family Center built in 1972 and the Athletic Center built in 1994.

Athletic Center - Gymnasium, Wellness Center, child watch, indoor track, group exercise room, locker rooms, conference room, multi-purpose room and administrative offices. Google Map and Directions. Rental Information

Family Center - Junior Olympic swimming pool, child care facilities for children 16 months - seventh graders, HAGS playground and Premier tennis courts. Download Rental Information

The major programming areas of the Altavista Area YMCA are; Child Care, Fitness, Wellness, Sports, Aquatics, Seniors and the Altavista Arts Council

Mission Statement:

Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


  • Holiday Hours: Athletic Center, Dec.24 4:30-11:00 am., closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Pool closed Dec. 24,25,26, Jan.1
  • Aquatic Director, Lori Francis, has updated the Fall/Winter swim lesson schedule. Schedule Download

  • Youth basketball registration, October 11- November 10. Boys and girls ages 4-12. Registration download.
  • The 2014-15 Current Support Campaign is underway. Please consider a generous donation to the YMCA.


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Contact Info

Phone: 434-369-9622
Fax: 434-369-2187

718 7th St.,
Altavista, VA 24517 - MAP

For more information, please visit our contact page