The Kroc Center is the Perfect Indoor Play Destination

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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!

Kroc Center in Greenville, South Carolina

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.

Aquatics Reservations

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.

Swim Lessons

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.

Kroc Center indoor waterpark in Greenville, SC

Fitness at The Kroc Center Greenville

The Gym

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.

Tennis

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.

Homeschool Programs

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
864.527.5948

Facility hours:
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?


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Cindy
8 years ago

Can’t wait to bring my grandkids to the pool area I no they will have a blast ❤

James Eaton
7 years ago

If you are looking for a fun water park, I would recommend anything other than Kroc Center. My daughter, who is just shy of 48″ (I mean barely) was told she couldn’t slide after one lifeguard allowed her her to do so for over 30 minutes. She was crushed and didn’t have any fun afterwards. I left there with my eyes burning of bleach and I didn’t even get under water. There were colorful buckets that supposedly dumped water, but the pump was broken, so no bells and whistles, really underwhelming and boring venue, not worth it. The staff are… Read more »

Admin
7 years ago
Reply to  James Eaton

I’m sorry that you had a negative experience at the Kroc Center. We have heard a lot of positive feedback so it may have just not been the best day to visit. We recommend contacting them with your concerns.

Judy Chatman
4 years ago

I’ve never been to the Kroc Center, so I have questions. Can you come just as a drop in? Do you need to pay ahead or pay at the door or make an appointment?
I would LOVE to bring my grandchildren here for the summer. IF we spend the day here, are there meal options, refreshments?

Angel Chacon
4 years ago

I would like to know if I can have a kids bday party and if so how do I go about doing it