The YMCA in Greenfield participates in Nationwide Membership, which gives active Facility Members access to use their membership at participating Ys throughout the country. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our cause of strengthening communities.
Please only park in the Y’s lots while you are using the YMCA (not when you are shopping, using the library or court house etc.). You must have a current Y-Parking Pass (with your license plate number on it). To ensure enough parking spaces please abide by our 2.5 hour time limit. After 5 pm, Monday - Saturday, and all day Sunday, parking in the town lots and on the street is free. Our Main Street upper lot has 11 parking spaces, four require a state handicapped permit; seven require a Y handicapped permit. Restrictions apply to accommodate our many participants with physical limitations.
Note: Any person with a state handicap permit can park in any metered street spot for free. If you are more mobile and have a state handicap
permit, please try to park on Main Street and leave the Y lot for those
Have some quarters in your car, so you don’t miss a workout.
Information regarding cancellations will be communicated: on our website; our Facebook page; phone cancellation line (413-773-3646 press 2); radio (98.3 and 95.3 FM)
If the Greenfield Public Schools are CLOSED due to inclement weather, the following will occur:
- All instructor-led classes/programs BEFORE 8 am are up to the discretion of the instructor/lifeguard*. Notifications will be posted on our website, Facebook page, or you can call the Y for updates.
- Instructor-led classes/programs AFTER 8 am will be cancelled until 1 pm*.
- ChildWatch hours will be in effect and remain open as long as the facility is open.
- The Y will re-evaluate the weather conditions throughout the morning to determine whether afternoon classes/programs (1-4 pm) will run.* A decision will be posted by 11 am.
- A decision on evening classes/programs (4 pm - close) will be posted by 2 pm. This includes programs, classes, lessons, team practices and facility rentals.
Staff & Instructors travel from all over Franklin County to be here, there may be times when certain classes will need to be cancelled.
Please note: there is a TV in the Adams Room with DVDs of Group Ex classes and a TV in the Wellness Center with access to YouTube workouts to use AND a lifeguard will try to be on duty for lap swim and self-instructed adult classes.
The building will remain open for member usage unless weather conditions warrant entire facility closing. Preschool and School Age Child Care will run until 5 pm.
Cancellations Saturday or Sunday will be at the discretion of Program Directors. Decisions regarding classes will be made by 7 am*. Please utilize the methods of communication above.
MEMBER FEEDBACK PROCEDURE
We welcome and encourage constructive and positive feedback. The following communication options are available to all Y members.
1. Leave a note in the suggestion box.
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out one of the short surveys on the home page of the website.
3. Leave a written message at the Welcome Center.
4. Call the Program Director in charge of the issue.
5. Call the CEO if you are unhappy with the staff response.
6. Write a letter to our Membership or Program Committee if you are unhappy with the response from the Executive Director.
These committees will review and discuss your suggestion. If a policy change is needed or recommended it will go to the Board of
Please follow the 6 steps above and your concern/suggestion will be evaluated and possibly implemented where space, finances, scheduling, YMCA policy and rules allow.
The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been charged with or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse or who is required by law to register as a sex offender. Adult Facility Members and Program Associates are required to have a picture taken in our system. All adults in our database are screened using a registered sex offender database, and if deemed necessary, their membership and participation may be suspended or terminated.
SPECIAL NEEDS POLICY
Every person, regardless of special need, is welcome to register for Y programs. At the time of registration, if a child’s particular needs appear not to be met by our standard program, a meeting will take place between the parent/guardian and the supervising Program Director. At that meeting the child’s needs must be detailed and a written plan generated indicating what changes in program, routine or setting would accommodate those needs. The plan will be reviewed by the Executive Director to determine if it would pose a hardship. Whenever possible, adaptations will be made, but if an undue hardship would be imposed to accommodate the special needs, the parents will be informed in writing within one week of the initial meeting. In such a case the parent/guardian may appeal the decision directly to the Massachusetts Office for Children for Licensed Programs, or the A.D.A. for other programs. Adults with special needs may bring care providers to attend to them in classes or exercise areas. Every attempt will be made to help everyone fit in. In situations where behavior disrupts the general atmosphere, a Program Director will speak with the care provider about behavior modifications or another choice of programming.