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RPAC Holiday Closures
December & January 2016


December: 23: Closing at 3 PM
December: 24: Closing at 3 PM
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December: 31: Closing at 3 PM

January 1: Closed
January 16: Closed



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, 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.






Open Swim & Lap Hours
Schedule (Sept - May)

Lap Swim
Mon - Thur .. 6 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Thur .. 7:00 pm - 9 pm
*Limited Lap Swim 3 - 4:30 pm
Friday ............. 6 am - 4 pm
Saturday ..... 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday .... 12 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Swim
Mon - Thur .... 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday ............ 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturday ........ 12 pm - 5 pm

Holiday Open Swim
December 24 & 27-31
1 pm - 3 pm


Change of Hours Dates:
December 25 & 26
Holiday Open Swim: December 24 & 27-31 - 1 pm - 3 pm


Daily Fees
For 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
For RPAC events, times, and dates throughout the year visit the JCPRD Calendar of Events page.

Birthday Parties
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) 432-1377.

Swim Teams - The Roeland Park Stingrays

The Roeland Park Stingrays Swim Team:
6-18 yrs
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.

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 (913) 432-1377.

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 office.

AMENITIES50 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 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.

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!"
-Sereena



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