The Malden YMCA, Malden:
The Malden YMCA is a valuable resource for so many community members. Having served the public for over 100 years at its previous location, the fifth oldest YMCA facility in the country, the Malden YMCA was in need of a new home. With plans to alleviate crowding and allow for continued program development and expansion, work began on a new YMCA facility in 2003.
Throughout the project, Combined Properties donated significant funds and services. The firm served as a development partner, aiding in the fundraising, design, and construction of the new facility. President John Pereira was proud to serve as chairman of both the capital campaign and the building committee, and was chairman of the YMCA’s board for five years.
In 2005, the reborn YMCA opened at its new location, 99 Dartmouth Street in Malden. The new facility is 76,000 SF, nearly twice the size of the previous building. Since opening in its new location, membership has increased by 900 percent. Malden’s YMCA features a 6-lane lap pool, 3-lane shallow therapy pool, teen center, child care centers, a full size gymnasium, indoor running track, fitness center, cardio center, senior fitness center, indoor handball courts, and a rich variety of community programs.
For more about the Malden YMCA, please visit their website.