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Fercho Improvement Project - Know Before You Go

The Fercho Family YMCA remains open for use throughout the project. The Basketball Gymnasium is temporarily closed while improvements are being made. 

These changes are part of the Fercho Improvement Project. The downtown facility will undergo finish upgrades, including the enhancement of spaces and improvements to address the aging facility. Are you curious about the improvements being made at Fercho? Check out our FAQs page to find out more information. 

The Y will continue to provide project updates once new information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time! 

Fercho Traffic Announcement

Beginning Tuesday, September 5, access to Fercho's West parking lot will be impacted while the City of Fargo partially closes 1st Avenue South between Broadway and the YMCA for road construction. 

Our West parking lot's one-way exit will be converted into an entrance AND exit during this time. Upon entering the lot, vehicles must turn right to maintain traffic flow in the parking lot. When exiting the lot, vehicles will only be able to turn right.  

The East parking lot at Fercho will not be impacted during the street closure. Parents of YMCA Child Care participants are encouraged to do drop-off and pick-up from the East parking lot. 


  • Fitness Center – cardiovascular/strength training equipment
  • Aquatic Center – lap pool, small warm-water pool, zero-depth pool
  • Water Exercise Classes
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Gymnastics Room – Gymnastics play area for kids ages 12 and under
  • Kids Gym – Play area for ages up to 12, including a ninja course!
  • Six Racquetball/Handball Courts
  • Basketball Gym – two full-sized courts
  • Whirlpool, Sauna and Towel Service
  • Social Center – comfy seating and open space
  • PlayTown Short-Term Child Care – included in Family Household Package Membership
  • For a list of even more member benefits, visit our Benefits of Membership page

Request a tour of the YMCA!  

Let our staff show you around our facility - we would love to meet you and your family! Request a tour using the button below. After receiving your request, a YMCA team member will be in contact with you via email to confirm your tour appointment. 


You are welcome to stop by the YMCA at any time during facility hours for a walk-in tour, but please note that a team member may not be immediately available, especially during busy times (4:30 - 7:30pm).


Parking is, at times, congested at the Fercho YMCA. Due to this issue we have agreements with several neighboring parking lots to help members find a place to park:

  • 1st Ave S: Free two-hour and four-hour parking spaces are available on the street north of the YMCA from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Unlimited street parking is available after 5:00pm and on the weekends.
  • Professional Building Parking Lot: This lot on 4th St S may be utilized after 5:00pm free of charge.
  • Wells Fargo Lot: This lot on 1st Ave S may be utilized after 5:00pm free of charge.

A big THANK YOU to members who save parking spots close to the doors for seniors and members with small children. You truly showcase the YMCA’s values of respect and caring, and you get a few extra steps in each day!