• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2009
  • ArchitectHDR Architects


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Kroc Center – Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

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 team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and HDR Architects was chosen for their expertise to design the aquatic complex in Omaha, Nebraska, which consists of two pool areas for lap and family swimming. This unique state-of-the-art aquatic venue includes:

  • 4,350 sq. ft. Indoor Leisure Pool
  • Vortex
  • Current channel
  • Waterslide
  • ADA-accessible zero-depth entry
  • Water sprays
  • Water volleyball and basketball
  • Children’s interactive play feature
  • 3,450 sq. ft. Competition Pool
  • 25-yard lap pool with six lap lanes
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Climbing wall