Community Center Project

Project Description

THE COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT – “It Takes a Community to Build a Center”

This plan provides a framework for providing new cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for Yates County residents. Implementation of this plan can result in benefits to persons of all ages and help address identified community needs.


The Yates Community Center will be a fully utilized center of civic pride for all who reside in Yates County, creating a space for everyone.


The mission of Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit community organization, is to enhance the physical and mental well being of Yates County residents by promoting and providing cultural, recreational, athletic, and educational opportunities.

By cooperating with other community and governmental organizations, we will assure implementation and success of a Yates Community Center.

Program Goals

The major focus of YCRR, Inc. is the creation of a Community Center that will provide programs and services for all Yates County residents, their guests, and visitors.

Building Description

Implementation of the new Community Center requires an active partnership of businesses, individuals, foundations, and government.

Current Status

Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501-c-3, organization currently has:

  • Established a 10 member Board of Directors comprised of a cross section of Yates County leaders from business, not-for-profit organizations, education, and government.
  • Funding to date has been funded by the Village of Penn Yan, YCRR, Inc., New York State and private supporters.
  • Obtained the support of many community organizations that wish to work with the YCRR in creating the Center.
  • Completed site analysis for approximately ten locations choosing and securing an approximately 14-acre donated site with excellent access to the schools, hospital, Village and surrounding areas.

YCRR, Inc. established a temporary Fitness Center in a leased building located near the future site of the new facility that is self-sustaining and managed by a strong volunteer organization under the direction of the YCRR Executive Director, Pam Griffith. The facility includes a wide variety of professional grade exercise equipment. Additionally the center is supported by a large membership that continues in anticipation of the new community center’s construction.

In November 2009, our attorney Tiffany Sorgen did the necessary paper work to have us officially use the name Yates Community Center instead of Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc. The latter is still our official name but our D/B/A name is now Yates Community Center.

Community Center Goals & Objectives

YCRR has established six major goals to help assure the success of the Yates Community Center. Following are these goals and related objectives.

Goal One: Create a focal point for community and civic pride.
Objective: Create a community asset attractive to current and potential residents and current and potential employers.
Goal Two: Provide increased opportunities for organized activities & cultural events
Objective: Improve quality of life through enhanced social, cultural, and recreational offerings, and provide a complete list of community events and activities for all area cultural & recreational groups.
Goal Three: Provide a safe inviting environment for community youth.
Objective: Offer positive recreational. athletic, educational, and cultural opportunities for youth.
Goal Four: Enrich the lives and social opportunities of seniors
Objective: Provide a central meeting place for a variety of senior activities.
Goal Five: Improve the quality of life for adults of all ages.
Objective: Enable adults to be actively involved in programs and activities that are not currently available.
Goal Six: Promote physical wellness.
Objective: Provide opportunities for improved health and conditioning


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Community Fitness
& Wellness Center Rates

Singles: One Day $5, One Week $15, One Month $25, Six Months $140, One Year $250
One Month $45, Six Months $250, One Year $395
One Month $65, Six Months$400, One Year $575

(Family of 4 included, additional charge per member over 4 members)

One-time Mandatory $10.00 Key Fob Charge (one per person)

Community Center Hours may vary due to holidays & inclement weather.

YCRR, Inc., a not-for-profit community-focused corporation, has begun to provide a framework for providing new cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for Yates County residents.

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