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
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
Fall - Spring
(Sept – May) Open Swim and Lap Hours
Lap Swim ..... 6 am - 4:30 pm
Lap Swim ..... 7 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Swim ..... 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Lap Swim .....12 pm - 5 pm
Open Swim .....12 pm - 5 pm
Lap Swim ..... 6 am - 4 pm
Open Swim ..... 12 pm - 4 pm
Lap Swim ..... 12 pm - 4 pm
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.
Special Events at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
|RPAC Information Lines
RPAC Phone Line:
RPAC 24 Hour Info Line:
Learn to Swim 24 Hour Info Line:
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)
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.
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!"