General Information

Address: 119 W. Third Ave.  Lexington, NC  27292

Phone: 336.249.2177

Fax: 336.249.4218

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We want to welcome you to the J. Smith Young YMCA. This YMCA is truly a focal point of community service in Davidson County offering something for everyone of all ages from infants to seniors. In addition, our organization offers two unique services to our community. We staff and operate an event center for special events, civic clubs, and groups that need this service. There is also a ten lane bowling facility that has an automatic scoring system and offers both league and recreational bowling. As you can tell, our organization offers many different services to the community and touches the lives of so many in our community.  The strength of our YMCA is in the people we bring together that participate in worthwhile programs and experiences.


Note – All cross streets off of Main St. are numbered streets on the north end of town and numbered avenues on the south end of town.

From Winston-Salem:
* Take US-52 South to Lexington exit (Hwy 8 South)
* Turn left at the top of the exit ramp; follow Hwy 8 into town
* After crossing over Business 85 (Hwy 29-70), pass through stop light and road will fork to the right at Hardees
* Road forks again to the left or right – take right fork which is W. 5th St.
* Follow W. 5th St. to N. State St. and turn right
* Follow N. State St., crossing over W. Center St., until you reach the YMCA on the corner of S. State St. and W. 3rd Ave.
   Parking lot can be entered from either street.
From High Point:
* Take Business 85 South to Lexington downtown exit (left lane). This exit becomes N. Main St.
* Follow N. Main St. through the center of town, crossing over Center St. (look for the Old Court House at the square)
* Go 3 blocks and turn right onto W. 3rd Ave.
* YMCA is at the corner of W. Third Ave. and S. State St. Parking lot can be entered from either street.
From Charlotte:
* Take I-85 North to exit 91 (NC Hwy 8); turn right off the exit ramp
* Follow Hwy 8 (Cotton Grove Rd.) to S. Main St.
* Turn right on S. Main St.
* Follow S. Main St. to W. Third Ave. and turn left
* YMCA is at the corner of W. Third Ave. and S. State St. Parking lot can be entered from either street.
From Mocksville:
* Take US-64 East into Lexington – the road will become W. Center St.
* Follow W. Center St. towards town to S. State St. (you will see NewBridge Bank on the right)
* Turn right onto S. State St.
* YMCA is at the corner of W. Third Ave. and S. State St. Parking lot can be entered from either street.


The J Smith Young YMCA is fortunate to have very good neighbors. Among them are the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the First Baptist Church. We are blessed to have a very good working relationship with each.  Please be aware that the parking lot immediately behind our building (4th and Hargrave Streets) belongs to the Lutheran Church. They have been allowing us to use it for overflow parking for a number of years. The only time we are asked not to use the lot is when they have events at the church and need parking for their members and guests. We will have notices posted in our building and on our website letting you know when it is not appropriate to park there. Please do not park in the lots during those times.  First Baptist Church is adjacent to our bowling facility on Hargrave Street. We also ask that you please honor their requests for church parking only during church events.

Thank you for you cooperation concerning parking at the YMCA.