New Holcomb Family YMCA Concept, All Outdoor Facility Continues YMCA’s Purpose of Serving The Community

By: Billy Adams
| Published 01/21/2022


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Holcomb Family YMCA commemorated the opening of their new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 21. Notable people speaking at the event included:

Bryan Ruez - Board Chair, YMCA of Greater Houston
Angela Hodson - Chief Philanthropy Officer, YMCA of Greater Houston
Efrain Gonzalez - Director of Operations of Holcomb Family YMCA
Chris Butsch - District Executive Director, YMCA of Greater Houston YMCA
Richard Weekley - Weekley Development
Stephen Ives - President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Houston

as well as Jim Holcomb giving family remarks to help showcase and introduce the area’s newest family YMCA. A representative from Kevin Brady’s office also spoke and gave Holcomb Family YMCA a United States flag as a gift that was flown over the US Capitol. There were also other notable people in attendance at this event as well.

The Holcomb Family YMCA is situated on the shores of the beautiful 100-acre Lake Holcomb on Imperial Promenade Drive, near Highway 99/Grand Parkway in the Falls at Imperial Oaks Development, located in Spring, Texas. Phase one of this new facility consists of a unique and innovative indoor/outdoor design that is open, welcoming and adaptable in all seasons and circumstances. Featured amenities include a 12,000-square-foot pavilion with turf, multi-purpose court for basketball, pickleball and other sports. In addition, there is a one-of-a-kind outdoor fitness center with outdoor workout space for group exercise and other workouts and large multi-purpose sports fields for soccer, lacrosse, camps, and other programs designed to inspire youth to thrive.

There is also social and community areas nestled within the existing nature that feature picnic tables, sloped lawn for seating, an area for food trucks and social gatherings. Members will have the opportunity to participate in wellness activities, group exercise classes, soccer leagues, soccer clinics, youth enrichment programs and martial arts with personal and small group training

YMCA is known for helping to spearhead new ideas for local communities. Many of the programs and concepts we enjoy today originated from the very early beginnings of the YMCA on the East Coast, like the game of basketball and public swimming pools. This new concept showcases all outdoor and covered open-air areas with administration offices and storage utilizing large metal shipping containers. It is a beautifully designed YMCA. You will need to drop by and view the new facility. This concept is the first of its kind in the country for YMCA. As with all of YMCA’s concepts and programs, everything is geared to help and cater to the betterment of the communities that YMCA serves.

The expansion of YMCA services to the Spring community was the result of a donation of 10.2 acres of land valued at over $3 million by developers Jim Holcomb, Dick Weekley and David Weekley. In addition to the land, the Holcomb and Weekley families donated $3 million toward the construction of Phase one of the project. The YMCA must raise additional funds to support future buildings for the project and is in the preliminary stages of a capital campaign.

Click here to learn more about the Holcomb Family YMCA

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