Essay on Site Evaluation : Baxter Ymca

1889 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
Site Evaluation

Introduction: The facility that I went to for the site evaluation was Baxter YMCA. It is located in Greenwood, Indiana right off of highway 31 on Shelby Street. The hours of operation for the Baxter YMCA are different for each of the areas in the building. For the entire center, the hours are as follows: M-F 5am-10pm, Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. The child watch hours are M-F 8am-2pm, 4pm-8pm, Sat 8am-1pm. For the service desks, the hours are M-F 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. All of the YMCAs have a broad target market. They offer activities and programs for every age, so their target audience is anyone from babies, toddlers youth, adults, and even the elderly. The mission statement is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all”.

Summary: The atmosphere of this YMCA is a little outdated, and the lighting is not that great. The main building is pretty small for the number of programs and activities that are offered, so on busy days, it gets very crowded. Since it is somewhat outdated, there are very little windows. No sunlight can come in through them. The environment outside is much better. There is a bigger space where everything is spread out. The CityWay YMCA is much more open, there are many windows for sunlight, and the facility is huge, so this critique is based on the comparison of the two. There are many programs, services, and educational opportunities offered at the Baxter…

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