The community centers and YMCA facilities in the Montclair area have so much more to offer than many realize. In addition to fitness facilities, members and neighbors can rent facilities for private events, host birthday parties on-site, and more. Read on for a list of YMCAs and community centers in the Montclair + Essex County area.
Clifton Boys + Girls Club | 822 Clifton Avenue, Clifton
Clifton Boys + Girls Club offers early childhood and teen programs such as summer camp, before and after school programs, and more. The complex offers room rentals for a variety of purposes. It offers a Swim Rental for birthday parties starting at $225. It even offers Bingo Hall and Gymnasium rentals. Clifton Boys and Girls Club offers swim lessons and a club swim team, called the Seahawks.
Montclair YMCA | 25 Park Street + 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair
The Montclair YMCA offers two locations: Park Street and Geyer Family. The Geyer Family branch is dedicated to providing childcare and also offers swim lessons, arts, dance, and more. The facility boasts an indoor pool, two gymnasiums, and an outdoor playground. The Park Street location offers two indoor pools, cardio and weight lighting, an indoor track, fitness glasses, a gymnasium, a sauna, a racquetball court, and more. The Small Pool is 25 yards with four lanes and is the warmer of the two pools. The Large Pool is 25 yards with six lanes and is the deeper of the two pools. The Park Street location also offers swim lessons and a club swim team for children between 6 and 18, called the Montclair Dolphins.
Robert J. O’Toole Community Center | 199 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove
The Robert J. O’Toole Community Center is located at 199 Fairview Avenue in Cedar Grove, in Cedar Grove Park. Space in the Robert J. O’Toole Community Center can be rented for a minimum of two hours at $75 for a meeting or a minimum of four hours at $200 for other types of events. The park offers a playground, walking paths, bocce courts, and ample parking.
South Mountain YMCA | 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood
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South Mountain YMCA located in Maplewood offers day care, summer camp, teen programs, youth basketball, youth gymnastics, performing arts, group exercise classes, and more. Rates here include Individuals 0-17 at $90 a year or $160 for a Family. Membership to this location includes membership to other branches which are part of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.
Verona Community Center | 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
The Verona Community Center offers three room rental options: a small party room, a ballroom, and a gym. The ballroom is $75 for Verona residents and $150 for all others. A two-hour minimum is required and the room capacity is 90. The small party room is $50 for Verona residents and $100 for all others. A two-hour minimum is required and the room capacity is 36. The Verona Community Center also offers a playground, baseball fields, and other sports fields.
West Essex YMCA | 321 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston
West Essex YMCA offers a four-lane pool, group exercise classes, a gym, a sauna, an outdoor field, child care, space for birthday parties, private swim lessons, and a club swim team, called the Racers. Group exercise classes here include yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and more. Membership includes membership to other branches which are part of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.