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. Download 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.


Weather Alerts: Please check the Altavista Area YMCA facebok page for all weather related information. Athletic Center, Family Center, and all county childcare sites will post information on the Altavista Area YMCA facebook page.


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Athletic Center Hours

Monday-Friday 4:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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Contact Info

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

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

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