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
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
Schedule* (Sept – May)
/ Lap Hours & Fees
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
Mon - Fri....... 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday............. 12 pm - 5 pm
|*Indoor schedule is in effect even with
dome not installed.
*Spring Break Open Swim
March 14 - 18 - 12 pm - 4 pm
*Holiday Open Swim
December 24 & 31 - 11 am - 3 pm
December 28 -30 - 11 am - 4 pm
Closed: September 29 & 30, November 26
& 27, December 25 & 26
Early Close: 3pm on December 24 & 31
|For complete RPAC fee information including Daily
Fees, Indoor & Outdoor Passes, Annual Passes & Punch Cards,
RPAC Admission and Rentals page. Proof of ID is required.
Special Events at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
|RPAC Information Lines
RPAC Phone Line:
RPAC 24 Hour Info Line:
Making Waves 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, 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. Space for cake and presents with
tables and chairs is included. A minimum of ten guests is required and
registration must be completed at least one week in advance of the party
date. All parties will take place during regular open swim hours. To
book a party or for more information, please call (913) 432-1377.
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
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,
*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
Park Stingray Swim Team Information Packet.
Registration - 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
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
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 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!"
or cancellations of events at
Roeland Park Aquatic Center,
please call (913) 312-8838.