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Notification of Special RPAC Closings

Through September 15 the Roeland Park Aquatic Center
will close at 8 pm on Monday - Thursday.

The aquatic center will then be closed on
September 16 & 17 for the annual reinstallation
of the air-supported dome.

Regular fall hours will resume on September 18.



The Roeland Park Aquatic Center
, located just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, is a cooperative venture between the City of Roeland Park and JCPRD. JCPRD manages and operates the facility year-round.

The RPAC offers programs and activities such as Learn to Swim programs for patrons ages six months through adult, youth diving classes, lifeguard training and water exercise programs for our 50 Plus patrons. The facility is also used to train our Kansas City Blazers, the Stingrays summer youth league swim team and the Kansas City Water Polo Team. For more information on these classes and more, please visit our Activities web catalog.





Fall (Sept - May) Indoor Open Swim and Lap Hours

Monday - Thursday
Lap Swim .......... 6 am - 4:30 pm
Lap Swim ............ 7 pm - 9 pm
(Limited Lap Lanes: 3 pm - 4 pm)
Open Swim ......... 12 pm - 4 pm

Friday
Lap Swim ............. 6 am - 4 pm
Open Swim ......... 12 pm - 4 pm

Saturday
Lap Swim ........... 12 pm - 5 pm
Open Swim ......... 12 pm - 5 pm



Sunday
Lap Swim ........... 12 pm - 4 pm
Change of Hours Dates
Closed: September 16 & 17
 
Daily Fees
Proof of ID required - visit our RPAC Admission and Rentals page.
 
For the complete RPAC fee information including Daily Fees, Indoor & Outdoor Passes, Annual Passes & Punch Cards, visit our RPAC Admission and Rentals page.
 
RPAC Information Lines
RPAC Phone Line:
(913) 432-1377
RPAC 24 Hour Info Line:
(913) 312-8838
Making Waves 24 Hour Info Line:
(913) 312-8832
 
Special Events at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
A number of special events are offered throughout the year including Splash for Cash and extended open swim hours over the winter holidays. For RPAC events, dates, locations through the year visit the JCPRD Calendar of Events page.

Kansas City Blazer Seek Swimmers - 18 and Older
Johnson County Park and Recreation District's KC Blazers Masters Swimming team is offering swim training for all swimmers 18 and older.

KC Blazer participants range from former and current high school and college swimmers, triathlete swimmers, former Olympians and fitness swimmers wanting something organized and more challenging in the pool. Instruction in competitive strokes is available upon request. Workouts are offered throughout the week. For time and fee information call (913) 432-1377.


AMENITIES
Birthday Parties
Hey Kids of All Ages! The Roeland Park Aquatic Center offers a fun-filled venue for your next birthday party for any age! We offer a fantastic 25-meter-by-25-yard pool, “zero-depth” entry, with fun fountain sprayers for all ages. There must be a minimum of 10 guests and please register at least one week in advance. All parties take place during open swim times. Call for details (913) 432-1377.

50 Meter Pool
The RPAC features four 50-meter lap swimming lanes and a “zero-depth” entry area including sprayers and fountains and a diving well for one-meter board . Other amenities available throughout the year include a bath house complete with men’s and women’s locker rooms, a family change room, a concession area, expanded parking and a convenient drop-off circle drive, as well as staff offices and a control area.

The Dome
Thanks to an air-supported dome which covers the main pool from September through May, the facility is available for use year-round. For approximately two weeks prior to Memorial Day, the RPAC is closed while crews remove the dome and convert it into an open air facility. It takes 40 to 50 people, working on tarps used to temporarily cover the pool, to handle the 6,800 pounds of fabric which makes up the dome.

Aquatic Theme Park Feature
With the dome’s removal, the Roeland Park Aquatic Center becomes an aquatic theme park featuring not only the main pool, but a number of other facilities located outside the dome which are only operated during the summer months. These include: a 120-foot water slide, an eight-foot wide group slide, and a separate youth pool with whale slide and "lemon drop" sprayer. The dome is reinstalled each year after Labor Day.

A Cooperative Venture
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center officially opened on Sept. 20, 1997. Discussions between the City of Roeland Park and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District about the possible construction of a new facility began nearly four years earlier and were triggered by the closure in 1993 of an obsolete city pool. An intergovernmental agreement allowed the City to sell the District the approximately four acres the complex sits on. The city in turn agreed to lease-purchase the facility back from the park District over 20 years. To construct the facility, the District issued $3.3 million in revenue bonds, which freed the city from adding to its bond indebtedness.

"By the way, those swim instructors are terrific!"
-Sereena



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