|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, 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
Summer (May 27 - Sept 4) Open Swim & Lap Hours
Mon - Thur.. 6 am - 7 pm
Fri ............. 12 pm - 7 pm
Mon - Sat .... 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun ........... 12 pm - 6 pm
|For RPAC fee information including Daily
Fees, Indoor & Outdoor Passes, Annual Passes & Punch Cards,
RPAC Admission and Rentals page. Proof of ID is required.
|RPAC Information Lines
RPAC Phone Line:
RPAC 24 Hour Info Line:
Making Waves 24 Hour Info Line:
Special Events at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
For RPAC events, times, and dates throughout the year visit
the JCPRD Calendar of Events
Hey, kids of all ages! The Roeland Park Aquatic Center offers a fun
filled venue for your next birthday party. Play in our zero-depth
entry pool and fountain sprayers year round. A minimum of ten (10) guests is required
and registration must be completed at least two (2) week in advance of
the party date. All parties will take place during regular open swim
hours. To book or for more information, please call (913)
Swim Teams - The Roeland Park Stingrays
The Roeland Park Stingrays Swim Team: 6-18
The Roeland Park Stingrays Swim Team is a recreation program
for kids to enjoy the sport of swimming in a fun nurturing environment.
Our coaches are dedicated to helping swimmers improve their
skills, as well as providing a fun summer activity.
2017 Roeland Park Stingray Summer Swim Team Parent Packet [PDF]
Masters Swimmers: 18 and Older
Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Masters Swimming
team is offering swim training for all swimmers 18 and older.
Masters 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
KC Water Polo Team
Whether you used to play as a kid or you are a strong swimmer looking
for fun, try our KC Water Polo team. Sponsored by JCPRD and sanctioned
by USA Water Polo, the KC Water Polo team is for swimmers age 15 and
up. It is a great competitive sport and a fun way to stay fit. Practices
are 90 minutes and are offered two times per week. Participants must
register with USA Water Polo yearly to practice or play. For more
information regarding dates and punch cards please contact the Aquatics
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 and 3-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.
Summer Facility Hours
Mon, Fri & Sat: 12pm - 7 pm
(May 27 - Sept 4)
Tue, Wed & Thur: 6 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
or cancellations of events at
Roeland Park Aquatic Center,
please call (913) 312-8838.
"By the way, those swim instructors are terrific!"