Take A Tour of the Ott Family YMCA


The Ott Family YMCA is one of four locations in the YMCA of Southern Arizona network.

Located on Prudence Road between Broadway & 22nd Streets on Tucson's East side, the 48,425-square foot facility is tucked into a quiet residential neighborhood.

Originally opened in 1968, the Ott Family YMCA has been through multiple renovations, with the most recent occurring in 2010. That was a $3.2 million project that brought "significant upgrades to every area of the Y, including the addition of an indoor gymnasium, improved accessibility, upgraded pools, and construction of a splash pad."

AMENITIES at the Ott Family YMCA include the following:

  • Cardio Wellness Center
  • Strength-Training Equipment
  • Free Weights
  • Indoor Gymnasium/Sports Center (by reservation only)
  • Group Exercise Studio
  • Skate Park (temporarily unavailable)
  • Roller Hockey Arena (temporarily unavailable)
  • Complete Aquatics Center (pool is open for lap swim and group exercise classes by reservation)
  • Splash Pad (reopening June 2021)
  • Martial Arts Room (temporarily unavailable)
  • Child Watch Center With Outdoor Playground (temporarily unavailable)
  • Accessible Facility & Elevator
  • Community Rooms (temporarily unavailable)
  • Locker Rooms
  • Multipurpose Program Area (temporarily unavailable)
  • Nationwide Membership


The Ott Family YMCA has a robust group exercise schedule offering a variety of classes for all ages and abilities including pilates, yoga, zumba, aqua fitness, and low impact aerobics, to name a few.


Kids are a large part of any YMCA and Ott is no exception. Look through the catalog to find after-school camps, swim lessons, swim team, sports, martial arts, and tumbling. Other fun options: volleyball clinics, skateboard lessons, off-season basketball training, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap, and archery.

If you have little ones, members have access to the Child Watch program for children who are 6 weeks to 9 years. Members receive 2 free hours of Child Watch per day while using the facility. Child Watch staff are required to have previous work experience, CPR & First Aid certification, a criminal background screening, a TB test, and a fingerprint clearance card. Child to staff ratios vary by age and program, anywhere between 1:5 to 1:20.


The Ott Family YMCA also offers monthly Parents Night Out events and other seasonal community events such as a Dive-In Movie, an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, and a Trunk or Treat event.


Memberships at any YMCA are affordable with scholarships available to serve all community members. In addition to use of the facilities, members also have access to all group exercise classes and other events. Another big perk? A membership provides access to YMCA facilities nationwide. On vacation? You can work out and enjoy access to any of the 2,700 YMCAs in the USA.

Please call the YMCA for current information on pricing and offerings.

The YMCA of Southern Arizona offers financial scholarships to those children and families that want to experience the YMCA, but do not have the resources to cover the full fees. Scholarship paperwork is available at the branch. See the front desk for assistance.


  • ADDRESS: 401 S. Prudence Rd, Tucson
  • PHONE NUMBER: 520-885-2317
  • HOURS: M-F, 5:30am-9:30pm; SAT, 7:00am-8:30pm; SUN, 10:00am-6:00pm
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  • JOIN: Call or visit the YMCA to sign up for a membership. You can take a tour and/or try it out for a day with a free guest pass.
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