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 2011
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.