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War Memorial Youth Center


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War Memorial Youth Center

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, 9:00a.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: for you to enjoy, for you to have fun, and for you 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.

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

    Woman using exercise machine at the Coral Gables War Memorial Gym.

*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.