Downtown YMCA - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.226 W 095° 22.291
15R E 270676 N 3293857
Quick Description: [No longer there!!!] Inside this 1941 Renaissance building designed by architect Kenneth Franzheim, you'll find a 25-yard heated pool with four swimming lanes. Like at most Y's, the pool is mostly used for exercise, swimming lessons and sport.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2007 8:38:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM1PCB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member subsystem
Views: 281

Long Description:
This old-school Y has been retrofitted with a modern, 7,000 sq. ft. fitness area and a health-food café serving breakfast and lunch. Most impressive inside are the huge original whirlpools, laid in mosaic tile, with water jetting out at a voracious velocity you just couldn’t find in any hotel. Calf hurts after walking/hiking all day? Put it in front of one of those jets.

Entry is free if you have any Y membership, otherwise day passes ($10) are available. You can get free passes at the concierge desk of the downtown Doubletree, Hyatt and Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotels. The building is slated to be demolished.



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Handicap Accessible: yes

Admission Price: 10.00 (listed in local currency)

Daily Hours:
Monday-Friday, 5am-10pm Saturday, 8am-6pm Sunday, 10am-6pm


Physical Addess:
1600 Louisiana
Houston, Texas USA
77002


Concession Stand: Not Listed

Season: Not listed

Web Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
We just want to know that you had fun. Take a picture of something interesting at the pool, a water slide, diving boards, you and some friends having fun in the water. whatever you want. Just let us know you were there.
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