Ventura Family YMCA Sportsplex grand opening event and spooky Halloween

Get ready for 3 on 3 when Sportsplex is ready for play after grand opening

The Ventura Family YMCA is inviting the entire community to the grand opening of their outdoor Sportsplex and Children’s Corner area on Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  The celebration kick-off begins with a ribbon cutting by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann.  Other highlights include giveaways and activities for kids.  There will be introductory adult group trainings, the opportunity to meet with the Y’s instructors, and basketball competitions.  New members may also enjoy the Y for free from November 6th through November 13th!

For 128-years the Ventura Y has been a leading non-profit and community resource for Ventura.  The significance of the new Sportsplex is the Y’s response to the community’s need for more outdoor program and workout spaces.  The year and a half process will unveil a full-size basketball court, 4,000 sq. ft. in size, a workout area with Hampton Fitness equipment 1,700 sq. ft., and the Children’s Corner space expanding by 1,000 sq. ft. for kids to play outside.  Other highlights include high-tech synthetic flooring, open hours for all members to enjoy time outside, new high-intensity trainings, adult scrimmages, pickle ball, 3 on 3 basketball leagues, and even volleyball.

Numerous local companies have played a key role in making this project come to life.  One person who knows this process better than anyone else is the Ventura Y’s Facilities Director, Mike Evans, who has been leading this project since the beginning.

The Ventura Family YMCA is inviting all ghouls, goblins, princesses, and superheroes to join them for their annual Halloween Party at the Pacific View Mall!  The event is in the Center Court on October 31, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. where children and their families will have fun trick-or-treating, participating in games, Minute to Win It competitions, crafts, face painting, raffle drawings, and a costume cat walk!  Registrations are not a requirement and children of all ages are welcome to participate whether or not they have a costume.

The Ventura Family YMCA’s Halloween Party is at the Pacific View Mall’s Center.  For more information about the Y visit or in person at 3760 Telegraph.  If you have you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Sherry Gutsch at or call her at 642.2131 ext. 16.

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