Have you been to The Kroc Center in Greenville, SC? One of its key features is the kid-friendly heated indoor waterpark! Greenville, SC residents can also enjoy a lap pool, tennis, indoor basketball courts, a gym, soccer fields, and so much more when they visit the Downtown Greenville location. We have all the information you need to enjoy a day at The Kroc Center, or maybe even become a member!
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
So we all know the weather in the Upstate can be unpredictable. With cold winters, rainy springs, and hot sunny summers I was pleasantly surprised to discover an amazing place to bring the kids swimming no matter what the weather.
Not only is there an indoor heated pool, but it is equipped with a playground structure with slides, water guns, and water pouring down in all directions for the kids to splash around in. The Kroc Center near downtown Greenville is a best-kept secret that I feel all moms with little ones need to know about!
The center also offers a multipurpose gym, fitness center, performance arts center, and so much more! As one of 26 locations throughout the US, The Kroc Center prides itself on maintaining a positive relationship with the Greenville community. The community center provides several programs to empower families and youth through specialized programs.
The Aquatics Center at the Kroc Center
Sometimes, we all just need to escape the weather at an indoor waterpark. Greenville, SC has one at the Kroc Center! The Aquatics Center at The Kroc Center is not only a great indoor play place for kids, it’s perfect for kids of all ages. If you have a baby that isn’t walking yet they can enjoy the water too. With its beach-style entry including a rubber floor, the pool area is perfect for crawlers! And, here’s the best part, you get to take the day off from wrangling kiddos for sunscreen!
At its deepest point, the water is only 4 feet deep. Behind the play structure, there’s a place where buckets dump water down on the kids below. If you have children over 48″ tall they will enjoy the big slide that actually goes outside the building. Heck, it’s even a blast for the parents!
Did I mention they have a rock climbing wall? Plus a lap pool, hot tub, and benches to place your towel on. Readers have mentioned that the pool can be closed during inclement weather. So if storms are threatening, you might want to call ahead.
In addition to the kid-friendly section of the aquatics center, The Kroc Center also has a 25 meter x 25 yard competition pool where you can get in some laps during your visit. You will also find a warm therapy pool in the corner of the recreation center, perfect for after a long day.
You will need to make reservations before heading to the aquatics center, as they are currently required. Spots occasionally fill up quickly, so if you know you are planning to go, make your reservation the day before.
The Kroc aquatics center also offers swim lessons for all ages starting at 6 months old. Swim lessons are typically once per week, for 8 weeks. Prices are currently $70 for members and $95 for nonmembers.
Fitness at The Kroc Center Greenville
The Kroc Center has more than a cool indoor pool! It is a full gym with childcare available and lots of activities for the entire family. The gym has basketball courts that you can utilize, and it can also be used for a variety of sports, including indoor soccer, volleyball, pickleball, and others.
The Fitness Center
Adjacent to the gym is the fitness center. The center is well maintained and has over 50 pieces of equipment, a weight room, and a track. You will also find group fitness classes and a cycling studio at the Kroc Center, so you will never be bored with your fitness routine.
If you love tennis, then you will find the courts at The Kroc Center Greenville to be excellent. Kroc Standard Tennis memberships include access to the courts, clinics, and lessons for juniors and adults. You will also find a pro shop on location, where you can purchase everything you need to keep your tennis game strong. Tennis memberships start at $115 per month for a family, but you can get a Kroc Plus membership that will allow you to access the tennis courts in addition to the entire Kroc Center for $155 per family/month.
The Kroc Center Youth Sports
Never miss a season with youth sports at The Kroc Center! The facility offers sports throughout the year, with youth soccer, basketball, flag football, swim team, cheer, tennis, and dodgeball. Members do receive discounts, but nonmembers are allowed to join the teams for an additional fee.
If you are homeschooling your kids, then The Kroc Center is an excellent way to supplement your curriculum. They offer music, art, and P.E. homeschool classes where you can drop your kids off for an hour (or 2 for P.E.) on Wednesday and Thursday to receive instruction on the subject you choose. Prices start at $65 for members/ $75 for non-members.
Birthday Parties, The Kroc Way!
Nothing is quite like a Kroc Center birthday party. Parties include rental time at the Kroc Aquatics Center where your kids can swim, splash, and slide into the indoor waterpark. Greenville parties have never been better!
Birthday party guests also have access to a party room, where they can enjoy food, cake, and more from the Kroc Kitchen. There is also a game room to enjoy while celebrating the birthday kid. You can find more information by filling out the birthday party request form. Parties are a max of 25 people, including parents.
Sports Camps at The Kroc Center
Need a way to keep your active kid happy over the summer? Then check out the camps at The Kroc Center! They offer a variety of camps for ages 6 – 12 that run from Monday – Friday. Each camp focuses on a different sport, changing each week from June through July. Camps start at $135 per week for non-members and are priced per week.
You will also be pleasantly surprised to find that The Kroc Center also has day camps during school break holidays throughout the year. These camps are posted a few weeks before each break, so keep an eye out for updates.
Membership and Guest Passes
If you are looking for a regular gym that has a lot to offer for the value, then The Kroc Center Greenville is a great option. A standard family monthly membership is only $71 a month with a $31 registration fee. This rate includes Kroc Kids childcare for 6 weeks – 8 years. There are additional membership rates for Kroc Plus, which includes access to tennis courts. These rates start at $155 per month for a family Kroc Plus & Tennis Standard membership.
If you want to just go and enjoy the facilities and pool you can purchase a two-hour guest pass for $10 and children 0-2 years old are free with a paid adult. The guest pass allows you to use all of the facilities, but you will need to make reservations for aquatics or to use the basketball/pickleball gym. If you are not a member there is a fee for using the child care.
If you would like to join The Kroc Center Greenville, but lack the funds, we recommend applying for a Kroc Cares Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to increase access for everyone to the facility and what they offer. You can download a paper scholarship and submit it directly to the front desk.
Visit the Kroc Center
Kroc Center Greenville
424 Westfield Street, Greenville
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 5:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you ever taken your kids to the Kroc Center to play indoors?
Looking for more ideas for things to do indoors? Check out our Ultimate Indoor Activities Guide to Greenville!