Emerson Family YMCA

Emerson Family YMCA
3390 Pershall Road
St. Louis, MO 63135
phone (314) 521-1822

Website: www.ymcastlouis.org/emerson

About the Emerson Family YMCA


  • Indoor Pool
  • Full-Size Double Gymnasium
  • Indoor Track
  • Fitness Center - Cybex/Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Precore Equipment with personal viewing screens
  • Universal/Free Weight Center
  • Aerobics Room
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Sports Fields
  • Computer Center


  • Nursery
  • Locker Rooms
  • Family Changing Area
  • Equipment Checkout basketballs, volleyballs/wallyball

Special Features

  • Family Hub

Building Hours

  • Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday 6 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Program areas close 15 minutes before building closes.

Child Watch Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 am - noon
  • Saturday 9 am - noon

YMCA Family Hub Hours

  • Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - noon

The Emerson Family YMCA was founded in response to 300 young people who petitioned Ferguson for a teen center in 1947. Originally called the Ferguson YMCA, the branch served as an extension of what is now the Mid-County Family YMCA for six years until it received a branch charter. Its name was then changed to the North County YMCA to reflect a larger service area.

The first phase of the present facility opened in 1969 with a pool, locker rooms, meeting rooms and offices. Soon after, the six-acre property was developed for outdoor sports. Funds from a 1980s capital campaign added the Florissant Rotary Club Nautilus Center, racquetball courts, a gymnasium with a track and two additional acres for softball fields and volleyball courts. The North County YMCA was renamed in 1988 to reflect a generous contribution from Emerson Electric Company.