The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will open on Saturday, May 25, for its summer season and will operate daily through Aug. 11. RPAC hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Exceptions to these hours are anticipated on June 13 and 27, when the RPAC will close at 3 p.m., and on July 4 and Aug. 11, when the facility will close at 4 p.m.
Open swim admission rates for ages three through 59 are $6 for Roeland Park residents, and $8 for nonresidents. For ages 60 and older, the rates are $5.50 for Roeland Park residents, and $7.50 for nonresidents. Admission for ages 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 new 16-foot aquatic climbing wall which participants can climb and then drop from into the pool, as well as a 1-meter diving board, a 120-foot water slide, an eight-foot wide group 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 3, 8, and 17. 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.