Get up and get moving at the Kroc Center! Sign up for one of our activities or attend an open gym. There's fun to be had at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Recreation at Salvation Army Kroc Center, Ashland, Ohio


Summer Fit Fun

Free Weekly 5K

Tuesdays starting June 5, 7:15AM

Cost: Free

Join us every Tues. morning starting June 5 for a fun 5k. We start at 7:15am with warm-ups led by Ashland high school track runners. At 7:30 we will start the clock, rain or shine! This is a perfect way to ease yourself into running a 5k or work on your time for our big August 18th race. We will provide for runners/walkers only a small snack at the end of your 5k each week.

Let's Walk

Cost: Free

Our recreation department is starting a new program called Let's Walk. Visit the Welcome Center for more information and to sign up. We will have a logbook and information on various areas in Ashland where you can log your walks. Available the last week of May to start, each month participants can earn a prize by logging the correct challenge for the month. This is a FREE program open to adults and children alike. Set a weekly and monthly family goal or challenge a friend, and spend some precious time together. Let’s get some fitness in this summer and foster a love of adventure and togetherness while enjoying nature (or our air conditioning).

Family Fun Nights

Saturdays, 6:00-9:00PM

Cost: $4 per person; $1 discount with a canned food donation

  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+
  • Everyone in attendance must have a completed information form filled out and signed by a parent/legal guardian
  • Anyone breaking posted rules will be asked to leave - this may be handled by any staff member

Bounce & Play

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00AM-NOON (Thursday Bounce & Play ends on May 31 for summer hours)

Cost: $3 per adult, kids are free

Age: 0-5

Parents of small children can come and get together with other moms/dads as their children play in the field house. There’s plenty of room and the weather is always nice inside the Kroc Center! Join us and enjoy bounce houses, music, trampolines, games, balls, blocks and a devotional time.

Self Defense

Thursdays, May 3 - July 26

6:00-7:30PM - Youth (7+)
7:30-9:00PM - Adult (13+)

Instructor: Ted Weaver, Blackbelt in Shotokan, Tae-kwon Do Trained in Arnis, Silat & Kali

Cost: $35 for youth, $50 for adults

Train in ways to protect yourself from danger using Karate Do, Arnis, Kali & Silat techniques with Judo and Hapkido throws and take downs. This is a fun class in which to earn belt ranks and get fit!

Ballroom Dance

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00PM

May 1 - May 29

Cost: $3 per lesson

Instructor: Ron Bromeir

There will be no summer classes. Classes will resume on September 4, 2018.

Iyengar Yoga

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM

Session 1: May 2-23
Session 2: June 6-27
Session 3: August 1-29

Instructor: Shirley Weimer

Cost: $10 per class

Age: 16+

Iyengar style toga focuses on body alignment with muscles to give correct skeletal support and realignment of the spine. Anyone can participate in this gentle class with usage of pros. It is never too late to reap the benefits of a yoga practice. Please bring your mat, pillow and belt.

Open Archery

Mondays, 5:00-7:00PM

Cost: $4

All are welcome during open archery. Come practice your skills or begin to learn. All skill levels are welcome and open archery hours are staffed by Kroc Center employees to insure safety at all time. If you do not have a bow, no problem. We have one you can borrow.

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. We would like to thank the Ashland County Community Foundation for providing the funding needed to establish this program.

Open Rec Times

Cost: $4

Any guest can participate, unless rented for groups. Signs will be posted one week prior to rental date, or feel free to call before you come!

*All "Open" times are subject to change due to scheduling. Please call ahead.

Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:00PM

Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:00PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-7:00PM

Cost: $4 (unlimited swings)

Includes helmets and dimpled balls. Choose from baseball and softball cage.

Wednesday, 9:00AM-Noon

Pickleball, Bocce Ball, Cornhole, and Walking


Tuesday, 10:00AM-Noon
Wednesday, 5:00-7:00PM

Cost: FREE

Pickleball is a fun way to exercise, get in shape and meet new people! It was created in 1965 and is the fastest growing recreational sport for ALL ages! It is a court sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is easy to learn and equipment is provided!


Interested in learning more?

Stop in the Welcome Center or call 419.281.8001 to register today!