A new 53,000-square-foot YMCA opened its doors Tuesday.
The Copley-Price Family YMCA will serve the City Heights, Talmadge and Kensington communities nearby.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Councilmember Marti Emerald and San Diego County YMCA President and CEO Baron Herdelin-Doherty came together to cut the red ribbon on the new building on El Cajon Boulevard.
Faulconer said he was "so proud" of the work done on the project and said the new YMCA would change the lives of many in the surrounding neighborhoods.
"To see the finished product after all of the work, after all of the designs, after all of the hours and hours of fundraising is extraordinary and its fantastic," Faulconer said. "The work that you did represents the best of who we are as San Diegans."
The facilities include two swimming pools, a splash park, a gymnasium, a fitness and wellness center, exercise rooms, a demonstration kitchen, teen center, preschool and school-age child care centers