Ad Astra Pool Reconstruction

  • Project typePool Reconstruction
  • Project cost$8,000,000
  • Project schedule2024–2025
Ad Astra Pool with swimmers

Project description

Ad Astra Pool opened to the public in 1988 and has served the community for nearly 40 years. Due to the condition of the pool and ongoing maintenance challenges, it needs a complete rebuild. 

The City Council approved $8 million for reconstruction of the pool. The design team will seek community input to ensure the new pool has the right mix of amenities and programming for those it serves. Based on funding, leaders are hopeful it will compare in size and features to Flat Rock Creek Pool and complement Lenexa's overall aquatics offerings. 

Public engagement

Learn more about the project and provide feedback at the following community open houses:

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    5:30–7 p.m. | Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall
    Share ideas about the amenities, design elements and programming you'd like to see at Ad Astra. 
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
    5:30–7 p.m. | Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall

    Give feedback on concepts created from community input.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2024

    5:30–7 p.m. | Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall
    View preliminary designs and communicate any reservations, likes or dislikes. 

The City will also host pop-up opportunities at the pools this summer and provide online surveys for additional feedback.

Please sign up for the Parks & Recreation newsletter and revisit this page for updates.

Cost and funding sources

Total cost: $8,000,000

Funding sources:

  • Voter-approved 3/8th-cent sales tax: $7,000,000
  • Capital Improvement Fund: $1,000,000


Public engagement: Summer 2024

Design: Late summer 2024 to winter 2024

Construction begins: Spring 2025 (Pool closed during 2025 season)

Opening day: May 23, 2026

Design and contractor

Designer: SFS Architecture

Construction firm: To be determined

Project updates

May 2024: Ad Astra Advisory Committee, comprised of three community members and two City Council representatives, meet with the design team to discuss the project and public engagement approaches.

June 2024: Lenexa Parks & Recreation and SFS Architecture host first community open house for residents to give input on amenities, design elements and programming. Residents also have the option to take an online survey. Nearly 900 people participate.

June–July 2024: SFS Architecture hosts a series of pop-up events at Lenexa's outdoor pools for patron's to give input.



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