Joplin Family Y Locations

Joplin Family YMCA South


  • Address
  • 3404 W. McIntosh Circle
    Joplin, MO 64804
  • Joplin Family YMCA South

  • Hours
  • M - F 4:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sat. 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun. 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Healthy Kids Day



Because of our community's support and the support of our sponsors, Healthy Kids Day 2017 was a huge success!

Healthy Kids Day™ is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families across the country. On this day, YMCAs accross the nation hold events and encourage parents and kids to get a jump on summer and become healthier, more active and more connected families.

The day began with the Freeman Family 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. There were games and entertainment, a Battle of the Mascots and the opportunity to win prizes including girls' and boys' bikes, Academy gift cards, a Skywalker Trampoline, and MUCH, MUCH more!

There were goodie bags and t-shirts for the first 500 kids, a bicycle helmet giveaway courtesy of The Law Store, and a vendor expo featuring ideas for summer and afterschool activities.

Healthy Kids Day is a FREE annual event and the area's largest expo for fun ideas to keep kids active and energetic while school is out. It's the perfect place for kids and families to play and learn about fun and healthy activities in southwest Missouri.


Our Schedule of Events for Healthy Kids Day 2017


  • Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration for Freeman Family 5K
  • "Rev up for the Race" with Music by Bob Brown


  • Freeman Family 1-Mile Fun Run beginning and ending at Joplin Family Y South. Free; registration required.
  • Y Welcome Booth Opens Get your goodie bags, T-shirts, and punch cards for a chance to win BIG prizes 
  • Vendor Exhibits Open (Free and Open to Public)
  • Food Vendors Open (Breakfast and Lunch Available for Purchase)
  • Games and Activities Open (Inflatables provided by Affordable Party Rentals, Free and Open to Public)


  • Freeman Family 5K beginning and ending at Joplin Family Y South. $20 registration fee, includes chip timing and race shirt. Proceeds benefit Freeman Pediatric Therapy. Complimentary child care for race participants and volunteers in Y nursery.


  • Get this Party Started! Music and Entertainment by DJ Brock Short


  • Spin Demo and Audience Participation


  • Freeman Family 5K Award Ceremony


  • Prize Giveaway - BOY'S AND GIRL'S BIKES - Courtesy of The Law Store / Fitbit
  • Performance by Midwest Regional Ballet


  • Storytime with the Joplin Public Library
  • Prize Giveway - BOY'S AND GIRL'S BIKES - Courtesy of The Law Store / St. Louis Cardinals tickets
  • Zumba® Kids with Jenny
  • Y Fit Kid Army with Alex


  • ​Howie's Big Challenge
  • Battle of the Mascots
  • Prize Giveaway - BOY'S AND GIRL'S BIKES - Courtesy of The Law Store 


  • Performance by Karen's Dance Studio
  • "Superstar Aquatics" - Survival swim lessons demonstration
  • Prize Giveaway - BOY'S AND GIRL'S BIKES - Courtesy of The Law Store 


  • Howie's Big Challenge
  • Best Vendor Booth Award Announced
  • Prize GIveaway - $500 Shopping Spree at Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Grand Prize Drawing  - Skywalker Trampoline - Courtesy of KSN/KODE TV 

Prizes Every Half Hour!

Participating Vendors

Activities, Games and Attractions (Free)

  • Arcade Games by Mobilcade
  • Art Feeds
  • Face Painting by Cheeky Fun
  • Fire Truck, Joplin Fire Department
  • Inflatables by Affordable Party Rental
  • KSN/KODE News Anchors Meet & Greet & Star in a Public Service Announcement!
  • Mascot Challenge, featuring Roary, Eddie the Eagle, Clifford, Dazzle, Scoop, and more local characters battling it out through a series of hilarious challenges all in the name of fun!

Afterschool and Summer Activites

  • Amplify Gynmastics
  • Bulldog Beach Summer Swim Lessons programmed by the Joplin Family Y
  • Heritage Youth Development Center
  • Joplin Family Y T-Ball and Coach Pitch
  • Joplin Parks & Recreation
  • Karen's Dance Studio
  • One Church Summer Camp
  • YMCA Summer Day Camp

Art & Culture

  • Freedom Flight Museum
  • Joplin High School Show Choir
  • Joplin Little Theater
  • Midwest Regional Ballet
  • Phoenix Fired Arts
  • ​Spiva Center for the Arts

Birthday Party Resources

  • Affordable Party Rentals
  • Cheeky Fun (Face Painting)
  • 4th Street Bowl
  • Mobilcade Mobile Gaming Trailer
  • Pool Parties (Year Round!) and Room Rentals at Joplin Family Y
  • Spinning Wheels SK8 Center


  • Art Feeds
  • Circles Joplin & JOMO Adventures
  • The Joplin Globe
  • Eat Smart in Parks, presented by the University of Missouri Extension Office
  • Emancipation Celebration Committee
  • Webb City Farmers' Market


  • Joplin Family Y School Plus Afterschool Program
  • Joplin Public Library
  • MSSU
  • YMCA Heritage Youth Development Center

Food for Purchase

  • Maggie's Curbside Cafe (Breakfast Items plus Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Philly Cheese Steaks)
  • Sweet! (Desserts)
  • TacO the Town (Breakfast Burritos and Tacos)

Health, Wellness & Well Being

  • Carlson Chiropractic
  • Community Clinic
  • Freeman Insurance Marketplace Project
  • Hometown Pediatrics
  • Joplin City Health Department
  • Joplin Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Joplin Pediatric Dentistry
  • LaFerla Othodontics
  • Ozark Center

Local Businesses

  • Bicycle Specialists
  • Hiland Dairy
  • Rhea Lana
  • The Law Store


  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Missouri Master Naturalists - Chert Glades Chapter
  • Neosho Fish Hatchery
  • Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners
  • Wildcat Glades

Public Safety

  • Joplin Fire Department
  • Joplin Police Department
  • METS Ambulance

Resources for Parents and Expecting Parents

  • Alliance of Southwest Missouri - Car Seats
  • Children's Haven
  • Comer Shelter Insurance
  • Jasper County Children's Division / Fostering Hope - Foster Parenting
  • My Project Adoption
  • Super Star Aquatics - infant water survival
  • WIC