The 160,000 sq. ft. Kroc Center is a state-of-the-art ministry, community and social service facility in one of Chicago's most underserved areas. It is the culmination of five years of planning and massive fundraising efforts. The primary component of the Kroc Center is its sports training and recreation facilities. The Center features an indoor aquatic center with competitive and recreational amenities; four-court gymnasium where participants can play basketball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, tennis and baseball; a 4,000 sq. ft. fitness center; indoor and outdoor golf driving ranges and batting cages; and 20 acres of outdoor recreation space.
The aquatic-themed natatorium consists of two large pools that sit side-by-side, separated by a glass wall that provides both visual transparency and acoustical separation. This allows for different user groups to occupy the facility simultaneously, with water and air temperatures adjusted accordingly.