Historic Moorland Y building closes its doors permanently, merges with Oak Cliff campus

 

By MIKE MCGEE

The Dallas Examiner

 

When the nation’s steadily-but-slowly growing economy was blindsided by worldwide coronavirus, multiple social effects unfolded. Effects that included: a decrease in corporate underwriting and the dwindling of charitable giving, as well as the closing of facilities that communities depended on. It was an outcome that affected the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas so severely that the Moorland Y, stationed at 907 E. Ledbetter Drive since 1972, was permanently shut down.

In late August, the facility merged with the Oak Cliff Family YMCA, located at 6701 S. Hampton Road – approximately four miles away – and is now known as the Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff.

“Members and program participants of the Moorland branch will become members and program participants of the Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff,” said Keith Vinson, vice president of operations of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, on a


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