Welcome to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where faith, family and fellowship are celebrated in every program and service available in this 52,000-square-foot facility. There is so much to see and do at your Kroc Center. Learn more right here!


Aquatics Center

Kroc photoThe Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center indoor aquatic facility is designed to meet the needs of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.   Our programming provides maximum utilization of the aquatics center space.  In addition to the recreation pool and lap pool, the aquatic facility offers a fun water play area with a water slide for the whole family that encourages multi-generational interaction.

The recreation pool is a zero depth entry pool and children will enjoy attractions such as the Jumbo Shrimp slide, Splashpads, and water play structure.

The recreation pool also offers a family water slide with a catch pool.   Members and participants will enjoy this exciting feature as they slide away on the two story slide (must be 48″ to use the large slide). All children 5 years and under must have an adult or guardian within arms reach at all times.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a favorite retirement spot, with a higher than average number of retirees when compared to the national average.  The aquatic facility creates an avenue for elders to stay engaged in their communities, while building networks and friendships amongst younger generations. The Lap pool will offer a number of classes and will also provide space for water volleyball and water basketball. Our pool is also equipped with a lift chair for handicap access.


One of the largest spaces in the Kroc Center is the gymnasium. The gym features a beautiful hard wood floor and will play host to activities such as basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and even indoor soccer.

Fitness Center

The Kroc Center fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment to get you in shape and be healthy. Our cardio equipment is IPOD compatible, so if your battery is low just plug it in our machine. The Kroc Center even has certified personal trainers to assist our members with their health and fitness needs.



Dance and Aerobics Studio

Adjacent to the Fitness Center, this studio will accommodate a wide variety of programs to meet the growing needs of the fitness community. Aerobics, Zumba, Pilates and other exciting exercise programs will be offered in this area. The wood studio floors are cushioned for easier use and guest comfort.





The Salvation Army Yankie Stadium


This outdoor track is 1/4 of a mile and is located outside the Kroc Center at Yankie Stadium. The track is suitable for walkers and runners alike, especially those who enjoy exercising outdoors.