New Salvation Army community center opening in Phoenix


by Stella Inger

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Updated Friday, May 18 at 5:45 PM

PHOENIX -- A new 147,000 square foot community center is set to open in Phoenix. The Ray and Joan Kroc Corp Community Center will be open to the public on Monday.

The 14-acre state-of-the-art project at 1375 East Broadway includes three NBA-size gyms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor water park, a rock climbing wall, classrooms, an arts and crafts room, a library and computer lab, and much more.

There will be dozens of programs available for all ages including educational seminars, summer camps, fitness, and arts. Hours of operation will be 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Kroc Center was funded though a $64 million grant from the estate of Joan Kroc, whose husband, Ray, started McDonalds. In addition, $15 million was raised by Rich Boals, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

If you'd like to sign up, there are some membership fees.

Silver Membership Rates:
Youth (0-11) $10
Teen (12-17) $15
Adult (18-61) $29
Older Adult (62+) $21
Family (up to 6) $57
Family (7+ people) $67

Kroc Gold Membership:
Includes all the amenities of a Silver Membership plus personal fitness assessment, two free fitness coaching periods, drop-in fitness classes, six guest passes, 10% off specific programs, 10% of facility rentals, and early registration.

Gold Membership Rates:
Youth (0-11) $12
Teen (12-17) $20
Adult (18-61) $39
Older Adult (62+) $29
Family (up to 6) $69
Family (7+ people) $81