Sneak Peek Into Wellmark YMCA - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Sneak Peek Into Wellmark YMCA

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By: Claire Powell
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A brand new YMCA is coming to downtown Des Moines, and will be called the Wellmark YMCA.

The open space, which was the Polk County Convention Complex, will be filled with gyms, an indoor track and wellness centers. 

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield donated a piece of land next to the building for a 50-meter swimming pool. Construction could begin as soon as the end of this year.

"It's about a 30 million dollar project, which is a sizable project for us, we're confident we're about 90 percent there right now. We have about 3 million dollars, to go but I feel very optimistic about finishing that up in the next couple months," said Vernon Delpesce, President and CEO of YMCA of Greater Des Moines.

The new YMCA should be finished by 2015. 


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