Pool Rules and Policies

Lenexa Parks and Recreation is committed to providing our residents and visitors a safe and healthy pool environment.

Weather closing policy

All pools open at noon each day during the swim season, weather permitting. Otherwise, all pools will attempt to open at 4 p.m. If the weather does not permit Ad Astra or Flat Rock Creek to open by 4 p.m., it will not open for that day. Indian Trails Aquatic Center will attempt to remain open, if at all possible. Please call the pool before you leave home.

For the safety of our valued patrons, pool hours may be adjusted for:

  • inclement weather
  • extreme water temperature
  • unsuitable swimming conditions

Registration, cancellation and ADA policies
All participants must sign a release from liability form, good for one calendar year, before participating in any Lenexa Parks and Recreation program. You will be notified if a program is cancelled or changed.

If you need to cancel, call at least five business days before the program begins. Refunds will not be granted after the activity starts. Refunds for programs will only be made if cancellation does not affect the minimum number required. There will be a $5 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted for daily admission. Refunds for memberships will be granted on a case-by-case basis and are subject to additional cancellation fees. Refunds generally take 3-6 weeks.

The City of Lenexa is committed to making reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for Accommodations must be made at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program or activity.

Each facility provides one ADA self-operable chair lift.

Water safety
We are committed to providing you a safe and healthy pool environment for your enjoyment. Our highly experienced staff works hard to ensure that the pools are well maintained and that safety standards are met. Without your help, though, even the best maintained pools can spread germs. Here are steps you can take:

  • Don’t swim with diarrhea or if you have had diarrhea within the last two weeks.
  • Don’t swallow pool water.
  • Wash your body before swimming.
  • Take frequent bathroom breaks, check diapers often, and change diapers in the restroom.
  • We are working in partnership with the Crypto Task Force and other metro agencies to educate the public about water safety. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming.

Staff training
Throughout the summer, you will see lifeguards training in and out of the water at all three aquatic facilities to maintain "rescue readiness." Lifeguards will be seen practicing skills like CPR, standing up in the lifeguard stands, performing training drills and periodically, entering the water.

To help our lifeguard staff in their training, here are a few things you can do:
  • Be aware that training devices such as mannequins and silhouette outlines will be used in and out of the water. If you see one of these devices, please leave it where it is. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please tell the closest lifeguard.
  • Whistles are used for many types of reasons, and you will be able to hear different patterns in the whistles. Lifeguards use this to communicate with each other and with patrons. If you hear a whistle, stop what you are doing and look at the closest lifeguard for instructions.
  • As a part of the training curriculum for lifeguards, skills are practiced during open swim. This may include closing a small portion of the pool for a short time and practicing using equipment like the immobilization backboard. If you see this, please be courteous and allow the lifeguards to complete their training.
  • Our lifeguards train hard and train often. Thank them for their service!

Pool rules

  • All individuals must be properly attired in bathing suits if entering the water. Street clothes, cutoffs, aqua socks or colored t-shirts are not permitted in the pool. White t-shirts only may be worn over swimsuits while in the water. Bathing suits are required to be worn over swim diapers.
  • Food or drinks are not allowed on the pool deck.
  • Children who are not potty trained are required to wear swim diapers, which are for sale at all pools. Swim diapers ensure the pool water stays clean and clear, and prevents pool closings due to contamination.
  • U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation devices are permitted; an adult must stay within one arm's length. Users of flotation devices are not permitted on slides, diving boards or rock walls.
  • Individuals 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 14 years of age or older.
  • Pool toys are allowed in the zero-depth area, with the exception of torpedoes, hard diving sticks, beach balls, rafts, noodles, etc.
  • Individuals must be at least 42 inches tall to use the water slides.
  • Additional rules are posted throughout the facility. Parks and Recreation staff can change, modify or add rules as deemed necessary for safety.

Additional Pool Rules

  • Patrons with open wounds, diarrhea, infection, and any communicable disease are not permitted in the water area.
  • Incontinent persons and infants not potty-trained are required to wear a swim diaper, which are available for purchase at the entrance or at concessions.
  • Cash or check only.
  • All individuals entering the aquatic facility must pay the applicable fee. Season pass holders must scan their photo membership ID to enter.
  • Patrons under the influence of controlled substances, including drugs and alcohol, and/or who demonstrates behavior that is detrimental to the operations of the facility and the safety of others, will not be admitted.
  • The pool may be closed due to inclement weather, scheduled swim meets, special events, or at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • The number of swimmers may be limited to prevent overcrowding.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in the facility.
  • Smoking or the use of tobacco is not permitted.
  • Please use courteous language. Abusive and profane language is prohibited.
  • Unnecessary talking to lifeguards is not permitted.
  • Conduct, which may result in injury, is not permitted. This includes running, pushing, dunking, rough play, intentional splashing and personal conduct endangering safety of self and others.
  • No climbing or hanging on the equipment.
  • Pool toys are allowed in the zero-depth area, with the exception of torpedoes, hard diving sticks, beach balls, rafts, noodles, etc.
  • Only feet first entries are allowed from the side of the pool. “Cannon balls,” diving, flips and other unsafe entries are not permitted.
  • No swimming or hanging on ropes.
  • During safety swim times, youth must be in direct contact with an adult.
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
  • The City of Lenexa is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.
  • Silhouettes, mannequins and other training devices may be in use. Please do not disturb.
  • Additional rules are posted throughout the facility. Parks and Recreation staff can change, modify or add rules as deemed necessary for safety.

Diving Board Rules

  • Experienced swimmers only.
  • Only one swimmer at a time on the diving board. Divers must wait on the ground until the person in front is in the water.
  • Only one swimmer at a time in the water. Once the first person has exited the water, then the next diver may proceed.
  • No swinging on the rails.
  • One approach and once bounce per dive. Please walk to the end of the board.
  • Dive straight forward. Divers must perform safe jumps and dives off of the diving boards.
  • Exit pool using ladder at the side of the pool.
  • Only divers are allowed in the diving well.
  • Flotation devices are not permitted.
  • Toys and goggles are not permitted.

Aqua Climb Rules

  • Experiences swimmers only.
  • Swimmers must enter pool from the left side and wait to enter the water until the previous swimmer has exited the water.
  • Only one swimmer at a time on the AquaClimb.
  • Only one swimmer at a time in the drop zone.
  • Swimmers will be allowed a limited amount of time to use the AquaClimb.
  • No diving. Feet first entries only.
  • Exit pool using ladder at the side of the pool.
  • Flotation devices are not permitted.
  • Toys and goggles are not permitted.

Water Slide Rules

  • Experienced swimmers only.
  • Only one rider at a time on the slides.
  • Only one rider at a time in the catch pool.
  • In order to use the water slides, users must be able to use the slide without assistance and be at least 42” tall.
  • There is a 300 lb. weight limit.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentations is not permitted.
  • The lifeguard will issue the signal when the rider may start the ride.
  • Must ride feet first, sitting or lying on the back.
  • Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate, or stop on the slide. Keep arms and legs inside the slide at all times.
  • Riders must exit the splash pool immediately.
  • Pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride this slide.
  • Flotation devices are not permitted.
  • Toys and goggles are not permitted.

Basketball

  • No grasping or hanging on the rim.
  • Players must be in the water to participate.
  • No PFDs allowed. Participants need to be able to swim and recover by themselves.
  • No rough play.
  • Ball must remain in the basketball area.