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: CLOSED (2023)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: CLOSED
Easter: CLOSED
Memorial Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
4th of July: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Labor Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thanksgiving: TBD
Christmas Eve: TBD
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: TBD

Pool Hours

Pool closes 15 minutes prior to branch

Shades Valley features a seasonal outdoor recreational pool with a zero-entry area and a year-round heated 6-lane indoor pool. Our goal is to always provide lanes available for Lap Swimming

Summer 2023 pool schedules:

Outdoor pool hours

Indoor pool hours

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
Rachel Freeman, Group Exercise/Wellness
Linda Davis, Family Life