Eudora Acquatic Center

aqua-climbThe new attraction at the Eudora Aquatic Center is the Aqua Climb (photo courtesy the Eudora Parks and Rec Department)

Eudora News and

It’s almost Memorial Day and you may be wondering, “Is it going to be 30 degrees or 90 degrees for the holiday weekend?”  We’ve had some drastic weather changes in the last week or so, but this is Kansas after all.  The good news is that no matter what the weather, the Eudora Aquatic Center will open this Saturday, May 24, as scheduled.  The pool officially opens at 1:00 pm on Saturday and will remain open until 7:00, as will be the schedule seven days a week for the rest of the season.  (FYI: the forecast is for beautiful weather in the 80’s with only slight chances of rain all weekend!)

Along with all the fun features that kids and adults alike have enjoyed in the past, there is something new this year at the Aquatic Center, the Aqua Climb.  It’s a 12-foot-high climbing wall that offers an exciting challenge for experienced swimmers…and a big splash if they fall before making it to the top.  Kids will no doubt be scrambling to be one of the first to try it out.  Because it’s in the deep end, kids must be able to swim before they can play on the Aqua Climb.

“If it goes over well,” said Eudora Parks and Rec Director Gary Scott, “we hope to add another one in a year or two so more than one kid could climb at a time.  Before we do that, however, we plan to add a new activity for younger kids in the shallow end.”

Once again, a lap swim for adults only will be available from noon to 1:00 on weekdays.  There will also be a noon water aerobics class, though details are pending.

The Eudora Aquatic Center is located at 1630 Elm St.  Admission is $3.00 for ages 3 and over; tots 2 and under are free.  Seniors 55-69 pay $1.50 while there is no charge for those 70 or older.  Season passes are also available: $65 for one child, $100 for an adult, or the bargain price of $125 for an entire family for the whole summer.  (Try to find that deal at any other pool!)  A single punch pass is $45 for 20 visits ($25 for seniors.)

You might want to consider a pool party for your child’s birthday or some other special occasion.  The pool can be reserved on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings for $100/hr.  Call 785-542-3434 to reserve a night for your party before all the spots are taken.