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May 24

Roeland Park Aquatic Center reopens May 26, for open swims, lessons, and events

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 11:42 AM by Becky Burnside

Staff at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center look forward to reopening the facility for the summer season, and to seeing participants they haven’t been able to serve for about eight months.

“RPAC has been closed since early October 2017 when we attempted to put the dome up,” explained Aquatics Manager Marshall McKinney. “This winter has been a tough time for the Roeland Park Aquatic Center as JCPRD (Johnson County Park & Recreation District) and the city of Roeland Park worked through the damage to the dome structure sustained during a storm in October 2017. The closure has been hard on patrons, program participants, and staff. When we open this summer we are excited to see patrons of the pool we have known, as well as meet new patrons that utilize the facility.”

The RPAC will reopen on Saturday, May 26, and will operate daily through Aug. 12 with hours of noon to 7 p.m. all days of the week except Sunday, and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m. Exceptions to these hours are anticipated on June 14 and 28, and July 5, when the RPAC will close at 3 p.m., and on July 4 and Aug. 12, when the facility will close at 4 p.m.

Open swim admission rates for ages three through 59 are: $6 for Roeland Park residents, $7 for Johnson County residents, and $8 for nonresidents. For ages 60 and older, the rates are: $5.50 for Roeland Park residents, $6.50 for Johnson County residents, and $7.50 for nonresidents. Admission for age two and under is free, regardless of residency. 

Also available are seasonal membership passes to RPAC, and a “Super Pass,” which lets residents of Roeland Park, Fairway, Leawood, Merriam, Mission, or Prairie Village who purchase a resident pass to their respective city’s pool also purchase the Super Pass, which permits entry to pools in the other five cities. 

In addition to the main pool, other RPAC facilities which will operate during the summer months include: a 120-foot corkscrew water slide, a family slide, a separate youth pool, “lemon drop” sprayers, and a vortex pool with a volcano water feature.

Preschool and youth swim lessons offered by JCPRD get under way in early June at both JCPRD and at the Prairie Village Pool. Lessons offer a progression of instructional courses which can take a swimmer from basic level skills to pre-swim team skills. 

Preschool offerings include a Parent & Tot class for ages six months to two and one-half years with a parent, and an Aqua Tot Class for ages two and one-half to five. Youth classes for ages five and older are generally skill-based and are not age specific. Levels include Novice, Advance Novice, and Intermediate. All of these programs have classes beginning June 2, 4 and 18. 

Swim lessons for preschool and youth involve eight 30-minute lessons for $60 for Johnson County residents or $66 for nonresidents.

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, and the Prairie Village Pool is located at 7710 Delmar, Prairie Village.