The Garden Ranch Y in central Colorado Springs is shutting its doors for good, a permanent end to what once was believed would be a brief adjustment because of the coronavirus.
The facility announced what it thought would be a temporary closure in mid-March at the start of the pandemic. But after months of shutdown, the region’s YMCA leadership decided to close it because of the financial burden it posed, YMCA spokeswoman Theresa Johnson said.
“Unfortunately, like many other organizations, we took a hit,” Johnson said.
The Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive West, was in a tough financial spot before the pandemic, struggling with low membership and unable to locate $10-$12 million needed to renovate and upgrade the 38-year-old building.
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