Outdoor pools set to reopen this summer

Outdoor pools set to reopen this summer
Posted on 04/06/2021
pool water with splashes in foreground and "Outdoor Pool Season" text

Whether you rely on public swimming pools for relaxation, exercise or play, we’ve got you covered. The City of Lenexa is preparing to operate all three outdoor public pools this summer — Ad Astra, Flat Rock Creek and Indian Trails Aquatic Center — as long as there are no major unforeseen maintenance or physical issues. 

Once again, the outdoor season will look a little different in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted school schedules. The pools will have staggered opening dates rather than all opening the same day. Outdoor pool memberships are available to Lenexa residents and nonresidents. If you purchased a pool membership in 2020, it is also good for the 2021 season. 

New pool memberships must be purchased in person at the Lenexa Rec Center from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. If you had a season pool membership in 2019 but not in 2020, you can renew it online. Note that outdoor pool passes do not include admission to the Lenexa Rec Center indoor pool.

Safety precautions based on current restrictions 

  • Pool capacity will be limited to 50% at each location. 
  • Bring your own folding lawn chair to sit on. No deck chairs will be available.
  • Staff will follow appropriate COVID-19 cleaning and disinfectant procedures.
  • Lenexa Lazers swim and dive team will follow USA Swimming COVID-19 guidelines.

Key pool dates and operating hours

Indian Trails Aquatic Center (8801 Greenway Ln. in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park)

  • Opens Saturday, May 29
  • Daily hours: noon–8 p.m.
  • Remains open through Sept. 6 with reduced hours starting Aug. 2

Ad Astra Pool (8265 Maurer Rd.)

  • Opens Saturday, June 5 
  • Hours: Monday–Saturday: noon–8 p.m.; Sunday: noon–6 p.m.
  • Closes for the season Aug. 1

Flat Rock Creek Pool (13120 W. 103rd St.)

  • Opens Saturday, June 12
  • Daily hours: noon–8 p.m.
  • Closes for the season Aug. 1 

Swim programs 

Lenexa Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of learn-to-swim programs and lap swimming options to meet residents’ needs.

Swim lessons

We offer indoor swim lessons year-round at the Lenexa Rec Center and outdoor swim lessons during the summer at Indian Trails Aquatic Center. Diving lessons are also available periodically at the Rec Center.

Lenexa Lazers 

The Lenexa Lazers swim and dive team is a recreational program for youth ages 5 to 18 at Ad Astra Pool. It teaches athletes skill and technique in a fun, safe and team-oriented atmosphere. 

  • Registration late fees assessed after May 7.
  • Practices start June 1.

Splash With Me

Let your little ones play and build confidence in the water during a swim time just for them. For ages 5 and younger. Adult supervision required. Swimsuits and swim diapers required for children who are not potty-trained.

Flat Rock Creek Pool

June 14–July 30: Monday–Friday, 10–11:30 a.m.

Lenexa Rec Center

Year-round: Monday–Friday, 10–11:30 a.m.

Lap swimming

Lap swimming is available at Ad Astra Pool and Flat Rock Creek Pool during certain hours. You must have progression in the water, either swimming or walking.


Updated April 27, 2021