1016 West Eleven Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 547-0030

Map & Directions

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 5:00 am–10:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Eve: 5:00 am–6:00 pm
New Year’s Day: 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Good Friday: 5:00 am–2:00 pm
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: 5:00 am–2:00 pm
4th of July: 5:00 am–2:00 pm
Labor Day: 5:00 am–2:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 5:00 am–2:00 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 Royal Oak, the South Oakland Family YMCA is a fully equipped community facility. Basic features include an indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Wellness Center, cardio balcony, full-service locker rooms and dry saunas, full-sized gymnasium, group exercise studios, an indoor running and walking track, and member’s lounge.

Indoor Pool

Our indoor pool is 25 yards in length and ranges from 3 feet 6 inches in the shallow end to 9 feet 3 inches in the deep end. The pool is kept between 82-86 degrees at all times. Check out the current weekly schedules on our Pool Schedule page or stop by the Welcome Center. Lifeguards are always on duty.

Dry Sauna

The sauna is dry-heated and open during pool hours.

Health & Wellness Center

Our fully equipped fitness center includes circuit training machines and free weights, stationary and recumbent bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainer ellipticals, a cardio balcony, and four multi-purpose rooms.

Indoor Running & Walking Track

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


Located on the main floor, our gymnasium almost always has something going on, including noon pickup basketball. Check out the current weekly schedule of activities on our Gym Schedule or stop by the Welcome Center.

Child Watch Center

Care is provided for children between the ages of 8 weeks and 5 years while parents are in the facility exercising. There is a two hour limit for children in child watch. Parents must remain in the Y at all times. Free to members.

Locker Rooms

In addition to men’s and women’s locker rooms, we also have family locker rooms so a parent or guardian can assist children of the opposite gender. Members provide their own locks and towels.

Wifi Internet Access

We provide internet access. Please check in at the courtesy counter 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

Chris King
Executive Director

Lori Mabee
Senior Program Director

Melissa Opsahl
Youth Development Manager

Jodi Apsey
Business Office Manager

Angela Bock
Membership Director

Alexis Townsend
Aquatics Manager

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