About Our Y

The Y is Open!

As per Governor Murphy’s most recent Executive Order, beginning 5/28, masks and social distancing will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals ages 12+ at our Y.  Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after administration of the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Children ages 2-11, and those that are not fully vaccinated, will still be required to wear a mask when visiting the Y.  Please note that the Executive Order does not lift mask wearing or social distancing regulations for preschool or child care programs at this time. Some members, participants and staff may choose to continue wearing their masks and we ask that you respect their choice.

Your Safety remains our top priority.  Y staff will continue cleaning high-touch areas and we ask that you remain vigilant about hand washing and wiping down equipment before and after you use it.

Learn more about safety and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

No Reservation Needed For:

  • Strength Training Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Free Weight Room (before 12:30)
  • Lap Swim Lanes 2-5 in Wallace Pool
  • Fitness Express
  • In-person Fitness classes (except cycle)
  • Virtual classes (get on the email list here!)

Facility use and classes open by reservation:

Schedules and Reservations     Waiver (if returning to Y for first time)

  • Lap Swim Lanes 1 and 6 in Wallace Pool and all Lanes in Rooke Pool
  • Water Exercise
  • Free Weight Room (after 12:30pm)
  • Reserve-a-Hoop Basketball (youth & family)
  • Racquetball

Registering Now

Child Care Education programs for next school year and day camps for the summer!

And…check out our current program guide

Summer Program Guide    Online Registration

For Swim Lessons, Tae Kwon Do,  T-Ball leagues … and more:

Our Cause

At the Y, we focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back to our neighbors.  Everyone is welcome at the Y, regardless of age, ability, income, or background.  During these difficult times when tensions are high, the Y is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility guide everything we do.

The Westfield Area YMCA has been proudly serving the communities of Westfield, Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside since 1923.  We are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Community Resources
If you’re feeling anxious, the resources at Here2Helpnj.org are available.  We are also proud to be partnering with the Westfield Food Pantry to help those in need. Drop off non-perishable items in the large container outside the front door at any time.


June 21, 2021
  • Golf Classic

    June 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Echo Lake Country Club, 515 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA

    Golf Outing * Dinner * Auction at Echo Lake Country Club

    Proceeds will help our community including families hit hardby the pandemic by providing financial assistance for YMCA programs like childcare and day camp.

    Play golf? Play format is a shamble. Best drive off the tee,and everyone plays their own ball from there. Prizes awarded for both teamperformance and individual games of skill by both men and women.

    Don’t play golf? Come for part two of our day: Enjoy acocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:45PM, a silent auction,  dinner with additional bar service and a liveauction facilitated by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.

    Sponsorships are available and are tax-deductible. Allsponsors will be prominently listed in promotional materials, press releases,event signage, the ad journal and our Annual Report. Sponsors of $2,500 or morewill be included on a large banner displayed all year in the Y gymnasium; willhave the opportunity to display their corporate banner at the event and arewelcome to attend the cocktail hour/dinner at no additional fee.

    See more details

June 26, 2021
June 27, 2021
  • Summer Session Begins

    June 27, 2021

    9 week session is 6/27-8/28

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June 28, 2021
July 4, 2021
  • Holiday Closing

    July 4, 2021

    The Y is closed for Independence Day.

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