For more than 135 years, the Cumberland YMCA has provided programs and services that promote lifelong personal growth and the balanced development of spirit, mind, and body.  We are proud to be a part of the nation’s largest non-profit community service organization, working to meet the health and social service needs of the residents of our Western Maryland community.


   Riverside Recreation Center
601 Kelly Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 777-9622



Opened in 1997, the Riverside Recreation Center is Cumberland’s premier recreational complex.  Over 4,500 members and hundreds of program participants enjoy interacting with a friendly, caring staff and access to a complete wellness center, 6-lane main pool, warm-water pool, full gymnasium, climbing wall, walking/jogging track, indoor field house, babysitting room, locker facilities and so much more!

Hours of Operation:
     Monday ~ Friday ~ 5AM - 10PM
     Saturday ~ 7AM - 9PM
     Sunday ~ 9AM - 6PM




Gilchrist Center
205 Baltimore Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 724-5445

The Gilchrist Center, located in Downtown Cumberland, is home to a variety of options to serve the Allegany County Community.  The Gilchrist Center provides a supportive environment and positive role models who help to meet social service needs for both individuals and families that might otherwise be unmet.

The Family Center provides programs and activities for expectant parents and families with children aged 8 weeks through 48 months old.  Activities for families include indoor/outdoor play, art, music, dramatic play, computer time, and pre-reading.  There are also activities geared toward parents including parent enrichment, parent support group, and computer literacy programs.  All activities and programs are free of charge and transportation is available.  Call (301) 724-5445, ext. 107 or
click here to e-mail the Family Center.

Transitional Family Housing apartments as well Single Room Occupancy units are available at The Gilchrist Center.  Please call 
(301) 724-5445 for more information on housing options available and the program that are offered.