The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Grand Rapids, Mich.)Grand Rapids, Michigan
Envisioned as a beacon of hope for the community, the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Grand Rapids incorporates a 400-seat performing arts center with a stage that can accommodate a 75-member band, multiple indoor and outdoor worship spaces, and a classroom and conference area for tutoring, mentoring, skills development and job training.
The multiuse gymnasium features a main court and two secondary courts, with spectator seating available. The fitness center boasts 75 exercise machines and a 30-foot climbing wall, while additional recreation center spaces include game rooms, a café and a childcare center. The aquatic center accommodates water exercise, therapy, swim lessons, recreation and water sports through several main components: a two-lane lap pool, a waterslide area, a lazy river and a zero-depth-entry leisure pool.
Adjacent property acquisitions, generous construction easements and city land agreements yielded fantastic opportunities for outdoor facilities, including two soccer fields, a softball field, a sand volleyball court, a six-station basketball court doubling as an ice rink in winter, a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater, an outdoor zero-depth water play area, a 300-foot-long hillside waterslide, community gardens, a meditation garden with a water feature, local trail connections, two playgrounds and a fishing pond stocked with perch, bluegill and bass that also serves as an irrigation reservoir.
Project DetailsArchitect: Isaac V. Norris & Associates P.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.
Landscape Architect: RJM Design Inc.; Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Programming Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Construction Cost: $25 million
Square Feet: 105,000
Occupancy: October 2010
Basketball: Horner Flooring Company
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Bison Inc.
Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.
Bleachers/Grandstands: BSN Sports
Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac
Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Flooring: Vexcon Starseal
Flooring, Aerobics: Rexcourt
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Star Trac
Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA
Lane Markers: Richey Industries Inc.
Lighting: Musco Lighting
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Scranton Products
Sanitization Systems: ATG Sports Industries Inc.
Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Trans-Lux Corp.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Soccer Goals: Bison Inc.
Sound Systems: Shure Inc.
Sports Surfaces: Plexipave Sport Surfacing
Strength Equipment: Star Trac
Swimsuit Extractors: Scranton Products
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding
Wall Padding: BSN Sports
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.