The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Philanthropist Joan B. Kroc gave $1.8 billion to The Salvation Army to build and operate state-of-the-art community centers in cities across the country. Barker Rinker Seacat was commissioned by The Salvation Army Western Territory to plan and design the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The center provides worship and performing arts education, family life and personal development, and sports training and recreation opportunities to the underserved residents of Coeur d’Alene. The 120,000-s.f. center is a campus of activities for every age group. The worship, community and education space includes a 400-seat chapel and multipurpose event space for banquets, meetings, weddings and community events.
The facility boasts a one-stop activity center with a sports training and recreation area for those who want to work out; an aquatics area with lap and leisure water; and a family life and personal development area with a family lounge, teen room and short-term childcare area.
The citizens of Coeur d’Alene are very excited about their new center, voted the most attractive building in North Idaho by the readers of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine.