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The Sequoia YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families, and the community. Through health and fitness, youth programs, family activities, and other resources for people of all ages and abilities, we help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring are at the heart of everything we do.

Welcome to the Y

Sequoia YMCA is more than your local health and fitness club with a pool and gym. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. Watch this video to see all the ways we are involved in the community.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Enjoy a Night Out Enjoy an evening out on the town while your child is engaged at the Y.November 16 . $30 a child for facility members $35 for program members. Learn More

Holiday Camp Sign your child up for Holiday Break Day Camps at Roosevelt. Learn more

Kick it Up with Kickboxing - Join our early morning kickboxing class Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 am Learn More

Learn to play Pickleball - Find out why its a big DILL. Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00 - 3:30  Download

Pickleball - the Real Deal
Try your hand at a game that's part tennis, part badminton. To play pickleball - no actual pickles are used! Pickleball, easy for beginners, is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports for seniors. All equipment is provided by the Y. All abilities and ages welcome. It's a BIG DILL!. Click for more information.

Youth Kung Fu - Thursdays 2:45 - 4:00 pm Youth Kung Fu classes teach the basic skills, fist forms, weapons and self-defense forms. The class environment and teaching methods are designed to foster an atmosphere of team effort and cooperation. Learn More

Learn More about our Programs

What We Learn Becomes a Part of Who We Are. Sequoia YMCA Summer Learning Program 2016  community report. Learn More

In the News

May 2018 - Veterans Memorial Center - Sequoia YMCA Design approved- Read more Daily Journal

YMCA/City of Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center Project Update.   -May 21, 2018

This Monday, May 21, The City of Redwood City City Council approved the design for the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and the new Sequoia YMCA.

View the presentation to the City Council here

March 2018 - Updates to the planning process, including video and photos of proposed vision for the new Y are available online.

December 2017

The City of Redwood City released the following press release December 14, 2017


Community design workshops scheduled for early 2018

The City of Redwood City announced today next steps in the Veterans Memorial Senior Center - YMCA project master planning effort including a series of community design workshops planned for early 2018.

The Veterans Memorial Senior Center facility and YMCA facility at Palm Park are aging and will require future improvements to meet Redwood City’s changing needs. The joint project is designed to enhance the community's quality of life through new health, fitness and recreational resources. After community discussions about whether to rebuild or renovate, a decision has been made to rebuild and reimagine these facilities. The revised design proposal will provide better integration of the new facilities within Red Morton Park, preserving valued open green space.  

The project would include a brand new modern Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC) with a theater, catering kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, senior club room, non-profit partner offices, gardening space, and technology hub.  Programs that seniors are receiving right now, for free or low-cost, will continue at the new VMSC. The project would also include a new Y facility, including a health and wellness center, swimming pools, child care, and a variety of multipurpose spaces for adult, youth and family programs. The campus of buildings and spaces that will be replaced include the Veterans Memorial Building, Herkner Pool, Wellness Center (Old 49er Building), Resource Building (City Administration and Senior Center Gift Shop), and the NFL Alumni Building.

The City and the Y are working with ELS Architecture and Urban Design to lead the master planning process and host a series of community design meetings. The workshops are intended to be open house style and will offer the community an informational setting to share thoughts and concerns about the project.


YMCA/City of Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center Project Update.   - December 2016

The YMCA of Silicon Valley (Sequoia YMCA) and Redwood City have partnered to create a shared intergenerational community center to serve current and future residents, ensuring the long-term vitality and livability of our community. Sequoia YMCA and the City hold a common vision for expanding health, wellness, recreational and social opportunities to meet the area's diverse needs, and this joint project will leverage each entity's strengths and experience.

The project includes a campus of buildings and spaces including Veterans Memorial Senior Center Building, Herkner Pool, Wellness Center (Old 49er Building), Resource Building, and the NFL Alumni Building.

The City of Redwood City Planning Commission held an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) scoping session regarding the master planning of the new Veterans Memorial Senior Center/YMCA Project on Dec. 6. at 7 p.m.  The commission is invited interested members of the public to attend and provide input on this important proposed project, which is aimed at providing new options for aging and obsolete facilities, and expanding recreational programs for seniors and the general community. Read more about the project here.

At the meeting, the City discussed the initial scope of drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which will help identify potential impacts that could be expected if the project were to proceed, as well as potential mitigation measures to help lessen those impacts. The Commission will also explore what aspects of the project require further study.

There will be many steps and many opportunities for public involvement throughout the process. All comments received by email, letter, or public comment at the meeting will be incorporated into the draft EIR document Click here to learn more about the project.

 City of Redwood City and YMCA of Silicon Valley to Explore Development of New Community Facilities at Red Morton Park in Redwood City.   Click for Details. Additional Project Documents can be found here.

The Spectrum December 2016 Sequoia YMCA's EnhanceFitness Program has Made Aging an Easier Process. Gloria and Cesar Esplana's story comes to life.  Read Article

 San Mateo Daily Journal photo article about Glenda Jones, longtime Sequoia YMCA employee, renewing vows and encouraging hope for Parkinson's survivors  Click for Details

Upgrade your Membership & Save

At the Y, we have the resources and support that you and your family need to feel more healthy, confident, connected and secure. If you’re a current YMCA of Silicon Valley program member, upgrade to a Facility Membership and discover the added value of:

  • Reduced programs fees for child care, youth sports, swim lessons, camp and more
  • Improving your health in our fitness center, pool, and FREE group exercise classes
  • Building stronger bonds in our family-centered activities
  • Convenient onsite child watch with enriching activities for your child while you exercise

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