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Roeland Park Aquatic Center Dome to be Reinstalled
POSTED: 08/08/2002
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about two weeks for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.

The Aquatics Center, located at 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park, will be closed Tuesday Sept. 3 and will reopen Saturday, Sept. 14. These plans are dependant on good weather and could be delayed by inclement conditions such as rain or wind.*

It takes 30 to 40 Johnson County Park and Recreation District employees to help handle the 6,800 pounds of vinyl-coated polyester-based fabric which makes up the dome. When inflated, the three-section structure measures 210 feet by 106 feet and has a capacity of approximately 22,260 square feet.

The dome remains in place over the main pool from September through mid-May, when it is taken down each year prior to Memorial Day to provide an open-air facility for the summer months. The fall reinstallation of the dome also signals the seasonal closure of some of the RPAC's outdoor facilities, including the youth pool, water slide, group slide, and vortex pool.

Following reinstallation of the dome, other steps to be completed prior to opening include installation of the 1- and 3-meter diving boards, a drop slide, and interior lights at the dome.

For information on current happenings at the facility, call the pool hotline at (816) 464-1003 or call the RPAC at (913) 432-1377.

The RPAC is owned by the City of Roeland Park and is operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

For specific information on dome installation plans, please call Aquatics Coordinator Tom Horn at (913) 432-1377.*

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