• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Yard, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2010
  • ArchitectHastings & Chivetta Architects


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Kroc Center – Kerrville, TX

Kerrville, TX

Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonald’s restaurants’ founder Ray Kroc, bequeathed $1.5 billion to the Salvation Army solely for the purpose of establishing centers of opportunity, education, recreation, and inspiration to be known as “Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers”. According to the trust, a Kroc Center is to be highly visible and easily accessible; to be within reach of various economic groups with particular outreach to underserved families; to have high quality service within world-class facilities; and to include programs involving education, fitness, arts, and worship. The centers are to be owned and operated by the Salvation Army throughout the United States.

The Kroc Center, located in Kerrville, Texas, which opened in the summer of 2010, covers approximately 47,000 sq. ft. of indoor space. The center features an outdoor family leisure pool with waterslides, a heated lap pool, and a four-field baseball and softball complex. Also included in the center is a multi-purpose chapel, full-sized gymnasium, weight and exercise rooms, dance and aerobic studio, coffee bar, a teen lounge, dining hall, classrooms, arts and crafts classroom, meeting rooms, and administrative offices.

Aquatic amenities for the 5,100 sq. ft. multi-purpose pool include:

  • Zero-depth entry with interactive play structure
  • Waterslide with splash pool
  • 25-yard pool with three lap lanes
  • Climbing wall
  • Water basketball and water volleyball
  • Current generator for aquatic therapy
  • Infrastructure for future sprayground addition
  • The Kroc Center achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for energy efficient design.


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