A new YMCA opened Friday in south Meridian, near Eagle and Amity roads. The YMCA shares a building with Hillsdale Elementary and a St. Luke’s clinic on over 20 acres next to a new city park.

The campus is called The Hill. The Meridian Library District will join later this year when it opens a “Tiny Library” in a repurposed storage container, focused on early literacy programs.

The 60,000-square-foot Y facility includes youth development centers, fitness areas, a large indoor family play-structure, gathering space, gyms and classrooms. Hillsdale Elementary students will use part of the gym during the school day.

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“We view this innovative model of collaboration as one of the most momentous milestones in our Y’s 127-year history,” said David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA president and CEO, in a press release.

The YMCA raised $18.5 million for the project.

 

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