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City Officials Express Support for YMCA Purchase

$545K a Bargain for Multimillion Dollar Complex


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 11:23am

water aerobics at Lake Wales YMCA

The City of Lake Wales may own a multimillion dollar recreation facility and swimming pool by the end of the year. At a workshop Tuesday, June 25 city commissioners expressed support for purchasing the Lake Wales Family YMCA, calling it a "win-win" partnership.

Revised facility use and operating agreements will be brought to the Y board and city commission for approval in about two months. If approved the city would commit an estimated $545,000 to pay off the mortgage and take possession of the 25,790-square-foot recreation facility and swimming pool on 9.45 acres of property. The YMCA of W...

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Reader Comments

BBallRob1 writes:

I am so glad the City is expressing interest in upgrading recreational areas in Lake Wales. The YMCA Purchase and upgrading recreational facilities at Crystal Lake park are great ideas. Our youth and young families have to have things to do or they will go other places and not stay locally. Thanks for the wisdom!


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