East Shore YMCA

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701 N Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 232-9622

Facility Hours

5:30 AM – 9:00 PM Mon – Fri
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sat – Sun

Pool Hours

6:00 AM – 7:00 PM Mon – Fri
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sat
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sun

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Our Historical Facility

Originally built to accommodate a membership of 500, the Central Branch, our historical Harrisburg Y on Front Street, was in 1929 handling a number three times greater. The Executive Board determined it was time to build a new facility. The campaign for the new building began at about the same time as the Great Depression.

The current East Shore Y facility was completed in 1933. The original structure was designed in the Italian Romanesque style, which provided the template for many YMCA buildings from the late 19th century through the mid-1930s. Traditional association thinking at the time was that a YMCA facility’s appearance should convey the organization’s intended image and mission. The YMCA of Harrisburg Central Branch building represents the end of an era in that it was one of the last grand YMCA structures of its type to be built.

Additions have been designed to provide a balance between new functionality and historic form. When touring the building, there is ample evidence of the Y’s success in maintaining its architectural legacy while providing members with state-of-the-art equipment and contemporary amenities. Since its founding, the YMCA has sought to provide quality social, health, spiritual, and child care services to the community of downtown Harrisburg.


Tokens are required to exit the East Shore YMCA parking lot. Regular members may purchase these tokens for $1 per token at the Welcome Desk. OSP members will receive a token when they enter the facility, included with their membership. Seniors over the age of 60 will receive free parking tokens! For additional questions about parking and tokens, please contact the East Shore YMCA Welcome Center at (717) 232-9622.

Closed for the Holidays

The branches of the Harrisburg Area YMCA are closed for the following holidays so that our staff can spend time with their families!

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

The branch is closed at 12:00 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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