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: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: CLOSED
Easter: CLOSED
Memorial Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
4th of July: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Labor Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thanksgiving: 7:00am – 11:00am
Christmas Eve: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: 7:00am – 12:00pm

Pool Hours

(Pool closes at least 15 minutes prior to branch)

Shades Valley features a seasonal outdoor recreational pool with a zero-entry area and a year-round heated indoor pool. Lanes always available for Lap Swimming – Reserve your lane HERE

Our Outdoor Pool will close for the season on Monday, November 1st and reopen Spring  2022!

M-F – 2 lap lanes | Water Aerobics  9am-10am
M-F – 6 lap lanes  5am-9am, 10am-4pm, 7pm-close
M-F – 5 lap lanes  4pm-7pm
M/F – 1 lane  for Family/Open Swim 4pm-7pm
Wed – 3 lap lanes 6pm-7pm | Water Aerobics  6pm-7pm | 1 lane for Family/Open swim 4pm-6pm

Saturday – 6 lap lanes 8am-9am, 5 lap lanes 9am-close | Water Aerobics  9a-10a | Family/Open Swim 12pm-5pm
Sunday –    5 lap lanes 12pm-close | Family/Open Swim 12pm-close

Learn and Play Hours

(8 Weeks to 9 Years)

Mon – Thur: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Make a ;Reservation!


Branch Leadership Staff

Open, Executive Director
Kaelyn Wolfe Owens , Membership
April Flynn, Aquatics
Rachel Freeman, Group Exercise/Wellness
Open, Family Life