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3390 Pershall Road
St. Louis, MO 63135

(314) 521-1822

Emerson Family YMCA

Emerson Family YMCA

The Emerson Family YMCA was founded in response to 300 young people who petitioned Ferguson for a teen center in 1947. Originally called the Ferguson YMCA, the branch served as an extension of what is now the Mid-County Family YMCA for six years until it received a branch charter. Its name was then changed to the North County YMCA to reflect a larger service area. The first phase of the present facility opened in 1969 with a pool, locker rooms, meeting rooms and offices. Soon after, the six-acre property was developed for outdoor sports. Funds from a 1980s capital campaign added the Florissant Rotary Club Nautilus Center, racquetball courts, a gymnasium with a track and two additional acres for softball fields and volleyball courts. The North County YMCA was renamed in 1988 to reflect a generous contribution from Emerson Electric Company. This included reconfiguring the racquetball courts to house our new fitness center and a Child Watch space for the children, and a Family Center that hosts many special events and our Learning Lab.

Connect With Us: 
  • Adult Locker Rooms
  • Basketball Courts
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Child Watch
  • Community Garden
  • Family Center
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Family Pool
  • Gyms
  • Indoor Track
  • Lap Lanes
  • Program Studios
  • Sports Fields
  • Strength Equipment
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Youth Locker Rooms