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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.

Indoor Schedule* (Sept – May)
Swim / Lap Hours & Fees

Lap Swim
Mon - Thur......... 6 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Thur......... 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Limited Lanes .... 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday ................... 6 am - 4 pm
Saturday............... 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday................. 12 pm - 4 pm

Open Swim*
Mon - Fri....... 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday............. 12 pm - 5 pm
*Indoor schedule is in effect even with dome not installed.

Holiday Open Swim
December 24 & 31 - 11 am - 3 pm
December 28 -30 - 11 am - 4 pm
Change of Hours Dates:
Closed: September 29 & 30, November 26 & 27, December 25 & 26
Early Close: 3pm on December 24 & 31

Daily Fees
For complete RPAC fee information including Daily Fees, Indoor & Outdoor Passes, Annual Passes & Punch Cards, visit our RPAC Admission and Rentals page. Proof of ID is required.
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, times, and dates throughout the year visit the JCPRD Calendar of Events page.

Swim & Dive Teams - The Roeland Park Stingrays

The Roeland Park Stingrays Swim & Dive Team:
6-18 yrs
The Roeland Park Stingrays Swim & Dive Team is a summer recreational team that will enter summer competitions. It was created for children who would like to increase their overall swimming and diving performance through dedication and practice and test their skills via local competition. Coaches are dedicated to helping swimmers and divers improve their skills, as well as providing a fun summer sport.

Three Teams in One: We offer one swim and two dive teams in one group team. Our teams are available to children 6-18 years of age. The Stingrays swim teams are divided into two groups: pre-competitive and competitive.

Dive Team - The diving program is open to beginners, as well as advanced divers.

Pre-Competitive Swim Team* - The pre-competitive swim program is designed for the swimmer who can only swim 25 meters using free style, back stroke, breast stroke, and butterfly.

Competitive Swim Team* - The competitive team is designed for the swimmer who is able to swim at least 50 meters of the pool without stopping using freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke.

*Our coaches will determine which swim team the child is best suited.

Roeland Park Stingray Swim Team Information Packet
For additional information about our swim and dive teams, please review our Roeland Park Stingray Swim Team Information Packet.

- Begins April 2016

Swim, Dive or Both
Swim or Dive*
• Johnson County resident: $75 per / Non-resident: $79 per

Swim and Dive*
• Johnson County resident: $110 per / Non-resident: $121 per

* There is a discount for early registration for two (2) or more participants from the same family. To enroll, contact our Registration department at (913) 831-3359 or walk-in during regular business hours.

Not Swim Lessons
Our teams are recreational teams but are designed for the child or teenager who desires to increase his or her overall swimming and diving performance through hard work, practice and competition.

All practices begin in late May. Practices will start at 8:30 am, at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.

Kansas City Blazers 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.

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.

For WEATHER updates, delays
or cancellations of events at
Roeland Park Aquatic Center,
please call (913) 312-8838.

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

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