Shades Valley

About us.

Welcome to the Shades Valley Y

Located on Highway 31 in Homewood, the Shades Valley YMCA was one of the first suburban branches built, in 1968. The facility received a major renovation in 2012 and continues to serve the community through adult health and wellness, school age childcare, active older adult and aquatic programming.


Come visit


Shades Valley YMCA
3551 Montgomery Highway
Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 870-9622

Branch Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day: 7am – 6pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15): CLOSED
Easter: CLOSED
Memorial Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
4th of July: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Labor Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thanksgiving: 7:00am – 11:00am; Pool open 7-10:45am; Learn & Play closed
Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: CLOSED

New Year’s Day (2024): 7a.m – 6p.m.

Pool Hours

Pool closes 15 minutes prior to branch

Shades Valley features a seasonal heated outdoor recreational pool with lap swim lanes, zero-entry area, splash park, and slides, and a year-round heated 6-lane indoor pool. Our goal is to always provide lanes available for lap swimming.

Fall/Winter 2023-2024 pool schedule:

We look forward to the reopening of our seasonal, heated outdoor pool on Saturday, April 6, 2024!

Indoor pool schedule

Learn and Play & Y Kids Hours

(8 Weeks to 12 years)
Click HERE for more information and hours


Branch Leadership Staff

Patrick Kelly, Executive Director
Douglas Thompson, Membership
Trey Sullivan, Aquatics
Kaelyn Owens, Family Life
Kaelyn Owens, Wellness & Group Exercise