Wadsworth High School & Community Campus
The 'recreation' area of the Community Center is managed by the Akron Area YMCA and includes a competition pool, a family pool, a therapy pool, field house (a shared facility with the high school), multi-purpose rooms and a fitness center.
Offering fitness programs for both youth and adults, the YMCA also participates in the 'Silver Sneakers' program which allows senior citizens with certain insurance/Medicare programs to obtain a membership for free. Members of the Wadsworth YMCA enjoy the following benefits:
- Access to all 6 Akron Area YMCA* branches, plus access to 7 YMCAs of Central Stark County membership branches
- No or reduced program fees
- Free Child Watch with a family membership while they workout
- Reduced fees on Child Care and Before & After school programs
- Availability of Personal Training
- Annual benefit coupons - $150 value
Memberships are available online or by calling the YMCA at 330.334.9622 -- or simply stop by to check out the facility's offerings.
The Center has partnered with a variety of area community groups to provide expanded offerings to its members and is proud beneficiary of the support of the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation, which serves as the fundraising 'arm' of the Center, offering resources and volunteer support to staff and senior participants, alike.
OUTDOOR POOL DESIGN
Work progresses on plans for the Cityâ€™s new outdoor pool, to be located to the north of the Community Center. Braun and Steidl Architects Inc. has been hired as the design team for the project; and, the City is currently working to contract with a construction management team for the pool which - weather and circumstances permitting - will open during the summer of 2013.
The City of Wadsworth conducted a survey and held three charettes in planning the design of the pool, resulting in a base plan and two enhanced designs prepared by Braun & Steidl. While each succeeding design builds on the base plan with the addition of more amenities, the final plan will likely incorporate features from all three, with costs ranging from $2 to $4 million. Thorson Baker (civil engineering consultant), McHenry and Associates (mechanical and electrical engineering consultant) and Counsilman-Hunsaker (a nationally recognized aquatic designer), joined Braun & Steidl in planning the project.
draft pool designs (click on each plan to see the proposed design)
How did we get here?
|City of Wadsworth Survey Results|
|Community Presentation 5/1/08|
|Community Meeting 5/29/08|
|Press Release 8/20/08|
|Presentation Diagram 1 (Gif, 436kb)|
|Presentation Diagram 2 (Gif, 94.8kb)|
|Presentation Diagram 3 (Gif, 78kb)|
The new Wadsworth High School at 625 Broad Street opened for the 2012-13 school year and was partially funded under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program administered by the Ohio Facilities Commission.