Update: March 22, 2020

The closure of Ohio's school districts has caused significant impact on the families of critical employees throughout our community. While others are able to self-isolate, these employees are working long shifts, isolated from family, in order to provide critical care to the community. Child care will only be provided for parents providing health, safety and other essential services.

Preschool Age (ages 3-5 must be potty trained)
School Age (K - 8th Grade)

6:00am to 6:00pm (hours may vary based on need)


Letter: March 18, 2020

Dear Valued Member,

For over 100 years, the YMCA of Western Stark County has been serving and meeting the needs of our community. Although we are suspending our wellness operations during this COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility will not waiver.

We want you to know we have stopped all monthly payments until we resume operations. Annual memberships will be extended to equal the amount of time we are closed. Class credits are being issued to all those registered for programs that ended prior to the session end date.

With that being stated, we do hope you will stay with us. You can help support the charitable work of the Y by continuing your membership payments while we are closed. Your donation will help sustain us through this challenging time. We realize not everyone is able to do this, but if you would like to opt in and allow us to continue your draft, please reach out to Tom Schall, tschall@weststarky.org.

We thank you for your commitment to our YMCA and allowing us to serve you and your family. We ask for your patience and continued support during this unprecedented time. Watch our Facebook for updates as we have them facebook.com/towpath.trail.ymca and facebook.com/massillon.ymca.


Jim Stanford, CEO

YMCA of Western Stark County

Update March 16, 2020, 5:15pm

As of the end of the day, 3/16/2020, out of concern for our community and following Governor Dewine's orders, the Massillon YMCA and Towpath Trail YMCAs will be temporarily closing our facilities and suspending services with the exception of our licensed day care (preschool & school age child care will remain open at this time).

YMCA memberships are being placed on a temporary hold WITHOUT membership dues.

Update: March 15, 2020, 9:50pm

All classes at Massillon Family YMCA and Towpath Trail YMCA are canceled as of Monday, March 16. For now, the gym, fitness center, pool, and child care at both facilities remain open. We will share ongoing updates with you as we have them. We appreciate everyone's patience.