About Our Y

The Westfield Area YMCA 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.

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

No Reservation Needed For:

  • Strength Training Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Free Weight Room
  • Lap Swim in Wallace or Rooke Pool (see below for exceptions)
  • Fitness Express
  • In-person Fitness classes
  • Virtual classes (get on the email list here!)
  • Open Basketball

Reservations Needed For:

  • Lap Swim lanes 1 and 6  in the Wallace Pool Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. prior to 10:30am and Wed. prior to 9:30am and during camp hours
  • Water Fitness Classes
  • 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

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

Summer Program Guide    Online Registration

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.


August 19, 2021
  • Fall 1 Session Priority Registration

    August 19, 2021

    Registration begins 9:00AM for Full Members.

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August 23, 2021
  • Fall 1 Session Open Registration

    August 23, 2021

    Registration begins 9:00AM for Basic and Non-Members.

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August 28, 2021
September 6, 2021
  • Holiday Closing

    September 6, 2021

    The Y is closed for Labor Day.

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September 7, 2021
  • Fall 1 Session Begins

    September 7, 2021

    8 week session is 9/7-10/30

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