Paula G. Manship YMCA

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The new Paula G. Manship YMCA facility was designed to be a model for other YMCA branches across the country.

The first phase of the Manship Branch, which opened in June 1997, included an equipment room, aerobics room, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a pool. Since the initial opening the facility has added a challenge course, second pool, sand volleyball court and the Daniel B. Heard Highland Club, a 3,500 -sq. ft. teen center.

The gymnasium was completed in May 2008 and includes such amenities as basketball courts and a fitness center.