Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Phoenix, Arizona

Project Info

  • Client

    The Salvation Army

  • Size

    137,000 SF

  • Delivery method


  • Role on project

    Prime Architect in association with Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

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  • Project Budget:


  • DFDG Team Members
  • Darrin Orndorff

    Project Manager

  • Becky Tomasek

    Interior Design

The 137,000-sf Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a beacon of hope and an agent of change in the Phoenix South Mountain area.

When Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army. This was by far the largest charitable gift ever given to the organization. The money was designated to build a series of state-of-the-art Salvation Army community centers nationwide. This cornerstone community destination facility is one of the largest in the family of Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers nationwide.

The many amenities include: a multipurpose room/events hall, with seating 250 for a banquet; classrooms; teen game room; computer room; arts and crafts room, a library; child watch/ babysitting room; a community wellness center; a gymnasium accommodating three NBA- sized basketball courts and nine volleyball courts; a 348-seat chapel/ performing arts theater; a mission services center, a 1/8 mile elevated walk/ jog track; rock-climbing wall, two-ring boxing center; and outdoor fields with concessions and an outdoor amphitheater.

Visitors can also enjoy the 23,600-sf, indoor aquatic center includes an indoor warm-water leisure pool with a hot-water whirlpool spa, outdoor spray gardens.

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