Jones Aquatic Center Emporia
Where is it at?
Jones Aquatic Center
4202 W 18th Ave
Where are we going today?
Do you want a nice refreshing pool to cool off in during those hot summer days? Yes? Well, do you want an aquatic center that is much more than a pool - that offers fun events and programs, and activities!? YES? Great! Because the Jones Aquatic Center does just that!
It's much more than a pool - they have a host of fun activities throughout the year that you and your family can go and enjoy.
Always wanted to celebrate Halloween at an aquatic center (perhaps you wanted to go dressed as the terrifying....WATER MAN!) but they are always closed? They have it covered! They have their own party in June! You can go dressed in your best costume, and they will be giving away treats, running games, offering prizes and there is even a Lifeguard Costume contest!
Friday is family nights, so from 6:30pm - 8:30pm you can all enjoy some fun pool time together. Enjoyed it so much you wish it was there again? Good, because SUNDAY nights are also family nights! There is an additional dinner option if you want to enjoy a hot dog and a drink too!
They have allocated times for a public lap swim (bear in mind they might have swimming lessons going on too), and sometimes they hold a fun regatta.
Ever gone camping at a pool? We didn't think so! Occasionally they have help Family camping Nights! You bring your own tent, grill and cookout food, and they provide the snacks and drinks! You can to swim in the evening, enjoy s'mores and have fun with games, because enjoy breakfast after a fun nights sleep. Pretty cool!
Those little ones won't miss out either - they have Tuesday and Thursdays as toddler splash day where they hold programs just for those little ones. You can bring a picnic lunch or they can provide for you.
See - SO much more than a pool! Did we mention they can host your birthday party too?
How much does it cost?
- Adults$5 (over 16)
- Children$4 (4 - 15)
- Free Under: 3 with paid adult
When can we go?
Sunday to Friday Noon - 6pm / Saturday Noon - 8pm (except family swim time 6:30pm - 8:30pm Fri & Sun
Late May to Mid August
They offer swimming lessons for those who want to brush up on their techniques a bit more! .
Unfortunately no outside food is permitted, but there is a concession stand where you can pick up drinks and yummy snacks. .
Any Top Tips?
All kids under 8 must be accompanied by someone 16 or over - just to be safe! .
Some of the special events cost extra, especially if there is a food element..