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Riverfront YMCA Closing its Doors Friday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — After decades of serving downtown Des Moines residents and workers, the Riverfront YMCA is preparing to say goodbye.

Friday will be the last day of business at the building on the Des Moines River. A closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. to mark the end of an era.

But you won’t have to wait long for its replacement.

Starting on Saturday the Wellmark YMCA at 501 Grand Ave. will be providing public tours of the facility as the finishing touches are put on the inside. The YMCA is still working on getting funding to finish the planned Olympic-size pool at the facility.

The new building will open to members on January 1st at 8:00 a.m., just in time for you to jumpstart your new year’s resolution.