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Last Splash at Ad Astra celebrates pool’s final season

Last Splash at Ad Astra celebrates pool’s final season
Posted on 07/15/2019
Last Splash at Ad Astra Pool, July 29-Aug. 4Ad Astra Pool at 83rd Street and Maurer Road is closing permanently after the 2019 season. To celebrate the unforgettable summer memories residents have made over the last three decades, we’ve planned some final fun-in-the-sun activities at Ad Astra Pool from July 29–Aug. 4, 2019. Don't miss them!

Free Admission: July 29–Aug. 4

  • During the final week of the season at Ad Astra Pool, all Lenexa residents swim for free. Visit as many times as you like.
  • Nonresidents will pay the normal daily admission fee.

Dive-in Movie: Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 p.m.

  • Hey, you guuuys! Join us for an after-hours dive-in movie night. We're watching ‘80s classic “The Goonies” (rated PG) starting at sunset, around 9 p.m.
  • The pool normally closes at 8 p.m. but will remain open for this event.
  • Free for Lenexa residents. Nonresidents will pay the normal daily admission fee.

Pool Party: Sunday, Aug. 4, noon–6 p.m.

  • On the last day of the season, we're throwing a party with yard games and free popsicles. Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and drinks from 4–6 p.m. (while supplies last).
  • This event is free for Lenexa residents. Nonresidents will pay the normal daily admission fee.


Why close Ad Astra Pool?

There are many reasons why the aging Ad Astra Pool is being closed, including — but not limited to — low attendance, poor physical condition, accessibility issues, lack of recreational amenities, large size and expense. Findings from a recently completed aquatics facilities study support the decision to close this pool.

The city is exploring ideas for replacing the pool with other recreational amenities and will seek input from surrounding neighborhoods and stakeholders.

Indian Trails Aquatic Center and Flat Rock Creek Pool can accommodate the existing outdoor aquatics programs that would be transitioned from Ad Astra Pool, including swim lessons, Lenexa Lazers swim and dive team, and some aqua fitness classes. We are also considering options for the popular Tails on the Trails Pet Festival, which currently takes place at Ad Astra.

Want to share feedback or ideas with us about aquatics in Lenexa? Use the form at the bottom of this page

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 Published July 12, 2019