HUMANS OF DUCK CREEK Duck Creek Y member Bob Herring is headed over to Kharkiv, Ukraine to pick up some artwork. Herring, the president of the Kharkiv-Cincinnati Sister City partnership, heads over next week as part of a cultural exchange program. He’ll be accompanied by two other members of the organization: Susan Neaman, a retired social worker and member of the Powell Crosley Y, who will discuss supporting families with special needs children and Cincinnati Public Schools Special Education Manager Pat Cleveland, who will discuss inclusive education. Now about that artwork. Bob will be bringing back art created by Kharkiv’s youth, depicting scenes of how they view the holiday season. The works will be on display at the Kennedy Heights Art Center in December. “I like getting to know people from a different country, their history,” Bob said about why he got involved with the organization. “We’re all in this together. Let’s get to know our brothers and sisters.” Kharkiv is an inland river city like Cincinnati with a strong manufacturing base and a good university for research. Kharkiv residents have visited Cincinnati too, including some who came here to run the Flying Pig Marathon the last two years. “They were here for a week,” he said. “They saw the sights, saw the city.” He said they also commented on the housing . “Single detached homes are rare in Kharkiv." And they wanted to know about baseball. Bob said they’ll be taking some Reds memorabilia over there and they hope to organize a meeting in the future with the team. Have a safe trip Bob! For more information about the Cincinnati-Kharkiv group, click here: http://cincy-kharkiv.org/

8 hours ago.

School's back in session this week. Watch for school buses, kids running around, take extra time for your commute and slow down.

3 days 23 hours ago.

It's the Summer of Love in Natalie's cycling classes next week - Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15 a.m. Expect playlists with songs from Woodstock 1969 and its sequel in 1994. Tie-dyes and love beads are optional. (But we'd really like to see some cool tie-dyes)

1 week 7 hours ago.

We at the Duck Creek Y send a big THANK YOU to the volunteers who came today and cleaned the fitness center, broke down and put away the summer camp tent and all related items and organized our storage shed. (Trust us, the shed needed organizing.) And of course this means that all those parking spaces are back. Yay parking!😄

1 week 1 day ago.

Is it really time to go back to school? Didn't summer just start? OK. We've double-checked the calendar and yes, it's August. So we thought we'd help a bit with all of it. From today through Aug. 16, each time a young member visits our Kids Club, they can get a ticket to try to win this basket of supplies. Only one ticket per visit. Yay school! 😀😉

1 week 2 days ago.

Hello members! Thank you for letting us store your items. Now the time has come for us to give them back. Please check the LOST AND FOUND table inside the front door. If you see your water bottle, baseball cap, that favorite bath towel you thought was gone forever, please take it home! You've got until Saturday. Then we will donate what's left.

1 week 3 days ago.

Happy August everyone! Check our group exercise schedule. Some classes have been furloughed just for the month. We'll bring them back in September with a big revamp! Don't worry, your favorites are staying.

2 weeks 2 days ago.

Our membership director Caitlin is heading to a new position in the Y HQ downtown. So we're going to give her a proper send-off Tuesday morning with a bagel and fruit spread in the lobby. Please join us from 9-11 a.m. to bid farewell and enjoy a bagel bite.

2 weeks 3 days ago.

Just a reminder, Kids' Club is closed this morning due to carpet cleaning. We will reopen tonight at 5p.

2 weeks 4 days ago.

Roger Wayne is here to show our youngest members some amazing illusions!

3 weeks 3 days ago.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 5 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Kid's Club Hours
Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Fitness Center

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati inspires people of all ages, and families in all forms to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals. For over 160 years, the YMCA has worked with our members and partners to strengthen Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Heather Wiltse
Branch Manager
Tara Metzger
Early Learning Director