We went on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 am to play in the water with 4 little girls, ages 1, 3 and 4. Other than a lap swimmer and another toddler, we had the whole place to ourselves. The spray water features , lazy river and water slide weren’t open during our time there [called modified swim] but that was to our advantage. The water features would (1) be scary for the little kids and (2) attract an older group of kids. So if you have toddlers that want to splash around, this is the PERFECT place to get away for the day…right in GR!
If you’re not a member, that’s OK. You can still go to the Kroc Center. You’ll buy a day pass [$7 adults, $5 kids over 2, under 2 are free.] The day pass is good for ALL of the amenities available to members of the club, including the climbing wall, fitness equipment, gymnasium, aquatic center and more. Childcare is also available at times- call to find out details.
The first time you go, plan for a few minutes at check in. The Kroc Center values the safety of its guests, so everyone admitted must be photographed and have an information sheet on file.
With the paper work done we went to change in one of the family locker rooms.
I know the facility isn’t that old, but I couldn’t get over how CLEAN and well kept everything was. You can tell the staff at the Kroc Center care about this facility. It is beautiful, even in the locker rooms.
And once you’re inside at the zero entry pool, you’ll wish the day would last forever. We did!
For more information on the Kroc Center, visit their website or call them at 616.588.7200. The Kroc Center also participates in the PERKS Program and you can get buy 1 get 1 free admissions with a PERKS Card. What a deal!