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Your health and safety are our top priority. In compliance with the latest CDC and MDH recommendations, amid rising Delta variant transmission and COVID-19 cases in the Twin Cities, YWCA Minneapolis will require face coverings to be worn by everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – when inside our facilities, effective September 13. Learn More

Pool Closures: YWCA Downtown pool will be closed Sept. 21 – 28 for annual maintenance. YWCA Uptown pool will close for an Otters swim meet at 12:45 pm on Saturday, September 25, and remain closed the rest of the day.

North Commons

YWCA Minneapolis’ Ruth Hawkins Center at North Commons was opened in 1973 and is located in the North Commons Park building that is owned and operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Made possible by a gift from the estate of Ruth Hawkins, North Commons exists to eliminate racism by providing programs that bring the community together. YWCA Minneapolis’ portion of North Commons is home to our summer programming for girls. Plenty of free parking is available.

1801 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411


YWCA Minneapolis' Ruth Hawkins Center at North Commons

1801 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411, USA