J. A. Walters Family YMCA

J. A. Walters Family YMCA

At the J. A. Walters Family YMCA, we offer an incredible array of ways to change and grow. We invite you to see how you and your family can enhance your time together, expand your world and become a healthier family in the process.

The YMCA has many activities and programs for families to participate in. Come try our 52,000 sq ft Family Center equipped with the largest Health & Wellness Center in North Georgia and includes: Wellness, Fitness, Exercise Classes, Aerobics, Two Indoor Pools (Lap Pool and Family Fun Pool), a Three-Court Gymnasium, Teen and Youth Rooms, Kids Fun Zone (with inflatables, games and much more), Child Watch, Food Court, AND outdoors we have a Playground, Putting Green, Soccer/Football Fields and more!

We also offer a large Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) which is available for many occasions:

  • Host a Birthday Party in the MPR and you and your guests can also enjoy our Kids Fun Zone and awesome heated indoor pools year-round!
  • Host Corporate parties, Conferences or Meetings in the MPR and you and your guests will have access to our entire facility as needed!

Please contact a Member Services Representative if you have any questions about our facility, programs, or MPR rentals!

Facility Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (ChildWatch remains closed on Sundays)

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29th:
  • Our facility will be OPEN 8:00am-1:00pm

Member Notice:

Please be aware that we are hosting Elementary School Swim Lessons during the following times:
  • 4/11-4/27: 8:30am-2:00pm
  • 4/29-5/19: 12:00pm-2:00pm
During these times, the family pool, and the first three lanes of the lap pool, will be closed.

Pool Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please note: Some lap pool swim lanes will be closed during weekday evenings for Swim Lessons and Swim Team practices. 


  • 2455 Howard Road
  • Gainesville, GA 30501
  • P 770.297.9622
  • F 678.207.0167

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