The 43,000-square-foot facility serves as a place of worship for members of The Salvation Army and as a community center intended to serve the greatest number of people experiencing the greatest need. We seek to fulfill Joan Kroc’s vision by providing easy access to the arts, music, sports, and educational programming for each and every member of our community. The facility currently features a worship center, field house, classrooms, a fun zone, and a community room.
A $7.2 million dollar expansion project is under way and will take the existing facility to a new level, adding an indoor waterpark, fitness facility, locker rooms, a community hub with expanded concessions, and multipurpose rooms and lounge space to the current campus.
Prior to the opening of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, The Salvation Army was located at 40 East 3rd Street, Ashland, Ohio. Less than a mile away from the Kroc Center, the 3rd Street location served as the home of The Salvation Army Ashland Corps ministry from 1937 until the opening of the Kroc Center in April of 2009. The chapel cross, featured as you drive into the Kroc Center, was created from steel beams from the building. Upon entering the Kroc Center, previous items from the building can be found in the prayer room, RJ's place, and other rooms in the facility.