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405 University Drive
Coral Gables,

War Memorial Youth Center

War Memorial Youth Center

Moving to a New Normal: Reopening our Parks Facilities Safely
The Fitness Center is reopening for limited use, starting Sept. 14, Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Reservations for the Fitness Center need to be made in advance at Patrons must submit to temperature screening prior to being granted entry. Help us stop the spread: Wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing.

For additional and updated information on the reopening phases visit  
Parks will continue to provide free virtual programming on Facebook at   
Some programs advertised in the City Beautiful Magazine may have been temporarily suspended. For additional information please contact

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.