Building For Generations
The New Downtown Davenport YMCA
A Regional Community Investment Connecting Generations Of QC Families
A Letter From The Campaign Chair And CEO
The Scott County Family YMCA was chartered in 1858. It has served many generations through the
past 160 years. Our mission statement has provided us with a singular focus from our first day of
existince and on, throughout a dynamic and responsive connection to our community:
“To put Chrisitan principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”
This present capital campaign represents the future of downtown Davenport utilizing the momentum
generated from our community leaders over the past 160 years. The YMCA’s new community center
will be an anchor for continued economic development while also serving as the gateway connecting
the downtown into the east side corridor and on to Bettendorf and the new I-74 bridge.
Like the generations of leaders before us, it is now our turn to invest in our community, our
children and their children into the next 60 years. The project cost is around $20 million. We know
this investment in downtown Davenport will not only impact youth and families, but will also be
an economic catalyst that will continue to make our downtown sector thrive while propelling our
community forward into the next 60 years!
Building On History
The community development and mission service process remains the same through three centuries: from the 1800s, to the 1900s and now into the 21st century. Like lumberman J.W. Crossen back in the 1850s, our business, economic and civic leaders are sharing resources to empower our YMCA to use its mission to connect our citizens. Today, we are investing in our fifth flagship location in the heart of our region. Our centers are literal human development and civic engagement amplifiers that have continuously played a significant role in our region’s national advancement.
The New Downtown Davenport YMCA Features
- 73,000 square feet of space on three levels
- Two pools, including 25-yard, 5-lane lap pool, and Family Warm Water Pool with zero-depth entry for therapy programs, swim lessons, and play structures
- Full-sized gymnasium
- Youth Program Licensing capabilities for over 100 children in summer programs
- State of the art cardio and strength equipment
- An ⅛-mile indoor track
- Multiple Group Exercise spaces, including an outdoor “River Deck” on the third floor for yoga and other programs overlooking the river
- Multiple Community Spaces for programs and partnerships
- Multiple Community Gathering Areas both inside and outside
- Locker Rooms, and Family and Special Needs Locker Rooms
- YMCA Administrative Offices
- A tenant inside the new YMCA will be the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Center lead by Dr. Nicolas Shammas. More information will be available at a later time for this initiative.
The New Davenport YMCA Community Benefits and Impacts
- Anticipating additional service to 5,000 more people in the community, including children, teens and families in the critical areas in the central city.
- The current Davenport YMCA serves about 6,000 people, so in sum, the new Downtown Davenport YMCA will serve over 10,000 people from all backgrounds and ages.
- The current Davenport YMCA serves over 30% of members through financial assistance programs, and the Y’s volunteer board expects this number to remain consistent, and to possibly increase.
Help Us Make This Project A Reality!
- Final project costs are still being completed
- We need your help!
- All donations are being accepted with a 5-year giving period
- Donors over $5,000 will be recognized on our historic donor board
- CLICK HERE to contact Valerie Moore about making a contribution!