We can help bring our city together by declaring our love to all of its children and showing them the faith we have in their future.

—Joan Kroc, 1998

The Kroc Centers started with one woman’s dream:

Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc Center Benefactor

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.

Mrs. Kroc entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. Sadly, she passed away a little more than a year after it opened. She was so pleased with what was accomplished here that she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to build centers like this across the country. Today, there are 26 Kroc Centers nationwide.

Mission of The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Hours of Operation

FACILITY HOURS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm5:00am – 10:00pm8:00am – 6:00pm1:00pm – 6:00pm

CHILD WATCH HOURS

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm8:45am-2:00pm1:00pm-4:00pm
3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm3:00pm-8:00pm

FYI: During Kroc Center modified holiday hour schedule child watch will be open 8AM – 1PM.

SPECIAL HOURS & CLOSURES

January 1: CENTER CLOSED for New Year’s Day

March 30: CENTER CLOSED for Good Friday

April 1: CENTER CLOSED for Easter

May 25 & 28: MODIFIED HOURS 8AM–6PM for Memorial Day

July 4: CENTER CLOSED for Independence Day

September 3: REDUCED HOURS 8AM–6PM for Labor Day

November 22 & 23: CENTER CLOSED for Thanksgiving

December 24 & 25: CENTER CLOSED for Christmas

December 31: CENTER CLOSED for New Year’s Eve

In the event of facility closures or reduced hours, notifications will be made via social media outlets and signage around the building.

STAY CONNECTED

Aquatics 

706.922.8334

Fitness

706.922.8332

Scholarships

706.826.7933

Child watch

706.922.8331

Kroc Sports League

706.922.8361

Volunteering

706.434.3185

Donations

706.434.3177

Memberships

706.364.5762

Welcome Desk

706.364.5762

Events/Rentals

706.922.8342

Ministry/Church

706.922.1526