About Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

The Lincoln Family Downtown Family YMCA has a rich history of serving our community with programs and activities that help further health and well-being. In 1907 The Phoenix Y was built at a time when the phoenix population was only 8,496 people. In the 1960’s the YMCA movement began offering housing for people in the communities, the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA remains one of the few Y’s across the nation to maintain a housing program for men and women. As a non-profit, the Y strives to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Offering affordable housing to assists those looking to get back on their feet and heal their spirits, minds and bodies. The Lincoln Family Downtown Family YMCA  provides programs and services that promote four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility. These programs include: child care, swimming, teen leadership, family senior programs, health and fitness, and volunteerism, with many opportunities. WHY THE Y?  While each individuals’ story is different, collectively they are much the same … supportive, caring, long term relationships which go far beyond the specific activity or program … beyond the buildings … beyond statistics … providing a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families and our community. We are more than a gym, we are a cause. Come see us today!

The place is huge with a indoor swimming pool and weight room. Can’t go wrong.

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

For A Better Us

Parties Room Rental | Celebrate with the Downtown Y | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Lincoln Downtown Y has a variety of exciting options available to make your child’s birthday party special! There will be lots of fun activities, games, swimming and much more!… Read More

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Be cool.. Indoor summer option from the Y! We are joining forces with Fit PHX and Meet Me Downtown to keep you moving all summer!… Read More

History | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Lincoln Downtown Y has a rich and impactful history in the Downtown Phoenix community. Check out the video below to learn more about where we started.… Read More

Building Healthy Families | Lincoln Downtown Family YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA


Downtown Housing Thanksgiving Dinner | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

2015 Annual Downtown Housing Thanksgiving Dinner

Y Fun Fact

In 1891, Basketball was invented by the YMCA in Massachusetts in December 1891 to occupy a classroom of ‘incorrigibles’ in between baseball and football seasons.