Westport Weston Y Dedicates New Bedford Family Center

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The new Westport Weston Family Y includes a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool with an adjacent warm-water family/teaching/therapeutic pool.
The new Westport Weston Family Y includes a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool with an adjacent warm-water family/teaching/therapeutic pool. Photo Credit: Westport Weston Family Y

WESTPORT, Conn. -- After years of planning and construction, the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $38.5 million Westport Weston Family Y will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

The ceremony will be held at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport.

The 54,000-square-foot facility at the Y’s 32-acre summer-camp property along the Saugatuck River will open to members and the community in September. It will be known as the Bedford Family Center, in honor of the Y’s founder, E.T. Bedford, and the continuing support of by his descendants.

Built at a cost of $38.5 million, the new Y includes a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching/therapeutic pool; a 5,600-square-foot Wellness Center with views of the Saugatuck River and wooded Mahackeno grounds; a multipurpose gymnasium; three group-fitness studios; a Kids’ Club child watch area; a cafe for members; five locker rooms, including one for those with dependent care; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility.

This special event will involve Y volunteers, donors, staff and members as well as many state and local civic leaders and public officials.

The new Y is located at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport. Parking will be available at the site, past the Connector Road, leading from Route 33 toward the northbound on-ramp of the Merritt Parkway’s Exit 41.

For more information about the Aug. 28 ceremony, contact Rob Reeves, Family Y CEO, at 203-226-8981 or at rreeves@westporty.org

To find out about the benefits of belonging to the Y or to schedule a guided preview tour of the new facility, contact Brian Marazzi, membership engagement director, at 203-226-8981 or bmarazzi@westporty.org.

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