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405 University Drive
Coral Gables,
FL
33134

War Memorial Youth Center

War Memorial Youth Center

Reopening postponed for Venetian Pool, War Memorial Youth Center, and other facilities:

The City has reevaluated its reopening plans for the Venetian Pool and the War Memorial Youth Center Fitness Center, and has decided to postpone the opening of these facilities until a later date. This decision has been made in an abundance of caution with the goal of safeguarding our participants and ensuring all protocols are followed-including the wearing of facemasks. If you have already purchased tickets for the Venetian Pool please contact vpinfo@coralgables.com for a full refund. Fitness Center memberships will continue to be extended based on the duration of the closure.

All special events requiring a Special Events Permit will be suspended until further notice. All City events including sports tournaments will be suspended until further notice. Facility closures until further notice: Parks and open spaces below 1 acre in size; park amenities such as playgrounds, basketball courts and exercise equipment; and the Adult Activity Center.

For additional and updated information on the reopening phases visit https://www.coralgables.com/ReopeningCoralGablesParks  

Parks will continue to provide free virtual programming on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coralgablesparks/   

Some programs advertised in the City Beautiful Magazine may have been temporarily suspended. For additional information please contact parks@coralgables.com


Children posing at the coral gables youth center.

405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-460-5600

Facility Hours of Operation:

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.
Facility Usage Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Facility Holiday Hours:Art installation of a giant magenta snail in front of the coral gables war memorial youth center

  • New Years Day, January 1st: Closed

  • Martin Luther King Day: Open regular hours

  • Presidents' Day: Open regular hours

  • Memorial Day: Closed
    Memorial Day Ceremony: Monday, May 27th, 9:00 a.m.

  • Independence Day: Closed

  • Labor Day: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Veterans Day: Open regular hours

  • Thanksgiving Day: Closed

  • Day After Thanksgiving: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Day before Christmas: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Christmas Day: Closed

  • December 31st: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Coral Gables Youth Center is here for you to enjoy and have fun, and to make the most out of your leisure time. The Youth Center provides a stimulating environment for all ages. We offer a wide range of programs, activities, camps and special events throughout the year and are constantly supplementing our repertoire. 

The Youth Center stands as a living memorial to the veterans of Coral Gables who risked their lives for the American way of life.The Center is the outgrowth of the tireless spirit and constant drive of a group of civic leaders determined to honor the men and women who served in World War II.
For more information on the history of the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center visit this link

In addition to a 13,244-square-foot gymnasium, the 58,000-square foot facility feature a fitness center; outdoor lighted basketball courts and roller hockey rink; auditorium/theater; dance/aerobics studio; child care room; specialized classrooms; expanded parking; landscaped walkways and public areas; and Vita course.

These are some of the benefits to being a member of the center:

  • Use of a 13,244 square foot gymnasium

  • Use of a Outdoor lighted basketball court

  • Use of a Fitness Center

  • Use of Lockers and showers

  • Priority registration for all programs and camps

  • Toddler-sitting services*

  • Reduced fees for all programs and camps registration

  • Parks and Recreation brochure

  • Free selected fitness/wellness services

  • Free special events

  • Age-appropriate activity areas


    Women working out in the coral gables youth center.

*Free Toddler-Sitting Services for ages 18 months and above
Toddler-sitting service is available to members while using the Fitness Center at the Youth Center, Monday - Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This service is NOT available during the summer season from June - August. This service is provided for ages 18 months years of age and above that are potty-trained. Please call ahead at 305-460-5600 for availability.