The Salvation Army, Ray and Joan Kroc Center is comprised of more than 195,000 square feet of building area on a 450,000 SF site, and is expected to be used by some 1,500 community members daily.
Its state-of-the-art components include facilities for performing and visual arts, including a professionally equipped 600-seat theater; a computer research library and learning center; facilities for gymnastics and aquatics; an ice skating rink; outdoors sports fields; a worship center; facilities for the Salvation Army’s social and human services programs (including a day-care program accommodating 120 children and family service offices offering materials and counseling to families in need).
Its Education Center has tutoring and mentoring rooms. In addition to its performance, instruction and rehearsal rooms, the Arts Center contains facilities for photography, ceramics, video and audio production labs and the capability to tie into cable television broadcasting (22 of the neighboring 28 schools will be using the theater for student performances).
The Swimming Complex includes an indoor pool and an outdoor competition pool with bleachers for on-lookers. The gym has weight, cardio and aerobics training rooms, as well as two full-sized basketball courts that can be converted into a National Basketball Association-sized court seating 600. In addition, the center features a challenge ropes course and challenge wall-climbing, accommodations for soccer and softball, and a skateboard park.