Learn more about Kroc Center Hawaii

Located on 15 acres of land in Kapolei, the 200,000 square-foot Kroc Center is the largest community center of its kind in Hawaii. It is a place where people young and old have opportunities to learn and grow, to build confidence and hope. Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $110 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. As a condition to the significant Kroc grant, the community also raised nearly $23 million locally, bringing the project to $133 million. Construction of Kroc Center Hawaii began on April 15, 2010 and opened February 2012.

Facility Features

  • 25 yards x 35 meter, 14-lane Olympic-sized Competition Pool includes two climbing walls, a double flume slide and 1-meter diving board. 
  • Adventure Cove Pool includes two water slides, two lazy rive channels, interactive splash pad, Vortex play structure and four poolside Party Cabanas available for rent. 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness Center is 14,000 square feet includes two studios for group exercise classes, outdoor instruction lanai, Dynamic Training Room, massage therapy rooms, cardio equipment and free motion machines.
  • Athletic Center with NCAA regulation gymnasium, team rooms and outdoor gym lanai
  • Worship & Performing Arts Center with up to 500 seating capacity
  • Conference Center with up to 360 banquet seating or more than 700 theater-style seating.
  • Four multi-use classrooms, up to 40 classroom-style seating. Two classrooms are separated by an air wall and can open up to a larger classroom.
  • Art Studio
  • Game Room equipped with Mario Kart, Skeeball, NBA Hoops, 2-Minute Drill Football, gaming consoles (Wii & PS4) and multi-game arcade.
  • Kroc Keiki Learning Center Preschool for up to 120 students
  • Kroc Cafe
  • 40-bed dormitory for traveling teams or ministry groups to rent.
  • 3-acre multi-use outdoor field


Kroc Center Hawaii is a community center where families, individuals and relationships thrive—all in the name of Jesus.











The Kroc Centers started with one woman's dream:
Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc 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


 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 Salvation Army Mission

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.

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