For 50 years, the Green Hills Family YMCA has served as a community hub that today helps more than 25,000 people a year grow in spirit, mind and body.

Now, our Y wants to ensure that the next 50 years are as impactful as the last with a multimillion-dollar renovation designed to transform the Green Hills Y into a thoughtfully designed, fully accessible and modern facility that can better support the growing needs of the entire community.  

 RENOVATION highlights

Nurturing Health

Green Hills Wellness Floor

The Green Hills Y’s wellness has a fresh, updated look, new group exercise spaces, including a brand-new yoga studio, and new functional space providing an all-in-one experience for more members of our community. A new staircase has been installed that ensures more visible access to the area.

A Place for Teens

Teens in the kitchen

A completely reimagined Frist Teen and Family Center features movable walls, a commercial kitchen, and other improvements that allow the Y to provide high-quality programming, including educational enrichment, an art lab, a gaming/hang out area, maker spaces/STEM classes, small groups, and so much more!

Where Kids Can Be Kids

Kids Zone

The Grant and Howorth Family Youth Adventure Center creates an unplugged environment where youth can climb, explore and connect in a creative and adventure-filled environment.

New Outdoor Experiences

Outdoor Fitness Area at Green Hills

A new, state-of-the-art outdoor fitness terrace — the first of its kind for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee — provides a relaxed and refreshing natural setting for a variety of workouts, including weightlifting, yoga, personal training and more. This space is also utilized for some group fitness classes.

Increased Flow and Function

New flow to wellness area

A core focus of the renovation is to maximize and reimagine existing square footage to expand programming and increase flow and function of the facility. A main arterial hallway connecting the front and back of the building alongside the gym offers better access, flow and sightlines to wellness spaces, workout studios, and the natatorium. Additionally, a new stairwell connects the first floor and second floor fitness areas and provides better access to the indoor track!

Accessible For All

Green Hills Universal Locker rooms

Our new Universal Locker Rooms — featuring all-in-one private stalls, private changing rooms, open-air lockers and sinks — offer members of all ages and diverse abilities the utmost in convenience, comfort and safety. Best of all, the new areas feature direct access to all of the Y’s aquatic areas and pool deck.

Fostering Community

Frist Community Wing

The Frist Community Wing is an exciting new space features a modern, functional design that serves members in a multitude of ways. It sports multiple meeting rooms, including two rooms that have the flexibility to be combined into one free-flowing space. The full kitchen allows for healthy cooking demonstrations and can serve as a lively meeting spot.

Landing Zones

Meeting Spaces

With a commitment to the community feel that is a cornerstone of the YMCA, intentionally designed community-building spaces will serve as "landing zones" throughout the facility. This space allows for community gatherings, trainings, YMCA meetings, and much more!