16777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-9622

Map & Directions

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 5:00 am–10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am–9:00 pm

Holiday Hours

Easter Sunday: Closed
4th of July: 5:00 am–5:00 pm
Labor Day: 5:00 am–5:00 pm
Thanksgiving: 5:00 am–12:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Our Cause: Strengthening the Foundations of Community

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

From athletics, to education, to health services, to safe spaces, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. We’re an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Our Facility Virtual Tour

Located in the heart of Southgate, the Downriver Family YMCA has is a fully equipped community facility. Basic features include two indoor swimming pools and an outdoor Splash Park, a state-of-the-art Wellness Center, full-service locker rooms including a family locker room, a full-sized gymnasium, group exercise studios, indoor track, conditioning rooms, and a rock climbing wall.

Our Swimming Pools

We have three swimming pools available for members: the Indoor Pool, the Indoor Therapeutic Pool and the outdoor Southgate Splash Park.

Indoor Pool

Our Indoor Pool is a multi-use pool that features a 25 yard lap lane section, a water slide, and a zero depth entry and fountain area. The pool temperature is maintained between 83-85 degrees. The YMCA provides lifejackets for swimmers of any size.

Indoor Therapeutic Pool

Our Therapeutic Pool is designed to give people a place to relax after a workout, or simply revive aching joints and muscles. The pool water is maintained at the Arthritis Foundation’s recommended 94° F. The Therapeutic Pool also features several water jets that are perfect for massaging muscles. The combination of the warm water and massaging jets make the pool perfect for long relaxing experience.

Southgate Splash Park

Attached to our facility is the Southgate Splash Park Pool. The Splash Park has a lap lane section, a zero depth entry and fountains section, and a water slide. Deck chairs and umbrellas are available. The Splash Park also has its own café and picnic area, so it is the perfect place to hang out all summer. Most Downriver Y family memberships include a free season pass to the Splash Park. Learn more about the Splash Park here.

Lifeguards are always on duty in all of our aquatic areas


In the general mens and womens locker rooms there is a dry sauna available for members use anytime the facility is open

Health & Wellness Center

We boast two fully equipped fitness centers which includes circuit training machines, a free motion low impact circuit, and free weights. For cardio equipment we offer stationary and recumbent bikes, treadmills, elliptical treadmills, and spinning bikes. Free workout towels are provided.

Indoor Running & Walking Track

Our track is always available for walking and running during operating hours. 10 laps equal one mile. Soft sole shoes only please.


Located on the main floor, our gymnasium almost always has something going on, including our adult pickup basketball league. Basketballs are available during open gym. Soft sole shoes only please. Check out the current monthly schedules on our programs page or stop by the Welcome Center.

Child Watch Center

Care is provided for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years while parents are in the facility exercising. There is a two hour time limit per child. Space is limited and a waiting list will be taken (first come, first served) during peak hours. Please check with the attendant for the next available opening. Parents must remain in the Y at all times. Child watch is a free benefit to members. See Child Watch for more information.

Locker Rooms

The Downriver Family YMCA offers Locker rooms available to members whenever the facility is open. We feature a general men’s and women’s locker room as well our Family Locker room which has private bathroom, shower, and changing facilities.


We have an elevator available to members at all times.

Wi-Fi Internet Access

We provide internet access to our members. Please check in at the Welcome Center for the wireless access key.

Facility Rentals

Are you looking for a place to host your next big event? Whether it is a birthday, office activity party, scout group, overnight lock-in, think of the Y. With different options, our staff is here to meet your party needs. Learn more about facility Rentals.

Our Staff

Jeff McIntyre
Executive Director

Douglas Edwards
Membership and Marketing Director

Dan Marsh
Senior Program Director

Sandra Wolff-Aller
Business Office Manager

Katrina Jozwiak
Aquatics Director

Maria Diaz
Wellness Coordinator

Sharon Karpinski
Youth & Family Director

Stefanie Patricio
Youth Development Director

Angela Ferrall
Youth Development Manager

Lauren Zuba
Member Service Supervisor

Deanna Rushlow
Office Assistant & Splash Park Office Supervisor

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