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Rock River Rapids

Derby, KS

Water Fun
4 (5 reviews)
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Where are we going?

Address: 1900 E James St, Derby, KS 67037, USA How do we get there? Number: 3167887665
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About this activity

Ready.....Ready......Go!  Rock River Rapids is a fun and crazy waterpark which has something for everyone.  Fancy a lazy, relaxing day floating along a cool refreshing river?  Sure!  Would you rather explore the adventurous treehouse themed playland with fun slides?  No problem! 

The park also house a huge lap pool for those more dedicated swimmers, diving boards to put a spring in your splash, and 6 water slides for all levels so you can go as slow or as fast as you like.

These include the short but sweet drop slide, to the fast paced flume slide.... you really can be as adventurous or relaxed as you like.

For those little water babies, small fountains are found on the deck of the zero depth entry pool which is a great option for them to have a splash around.  There is also a small slide specially designed for toddlers which is a great safer option for them over the bigger slides. 

The park also offers “Tot Time” which occurs every Saturday from 11am - 12:30pm (Call ahead to verify this).  This is great time for those children 6 and under as they will have the whole park to explore without the big kids around.   A great time for them to play and explore with the parents.

If you want to just sit and read a good book in the shade as the rest of your family soak up the sun (and soak themselves!) then there are plenty of shady spots to pick from.

Don’t forget to keep checking the website for special events too, there are some great ones!

Activity location


Your water fun will begin once you get to 1900 E. James St in Derby, Kansas - just South of Wichita on Rock Road

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How much does it cost?



$9 (18+)



$8 (ages 3-17)



$5 after 5pm for all ages Monday through Thursday


Free Under

2 and younger FREE


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Rock River Rapids FAQ’s

Hungry you say? Well all that splashing and swimming will do that to you! Ollie’s Snack Shack offers a variety of hot dogs, nachos, pizzas and drinks to recharge before your next water adventure. It is worth noting that no outside food or drink can be brought into the facility.

Don’t forget your sunscreen! It is always very important to keep applying sunscreen to ensure you keep your skin nice and healthy when out in the sun. Also if your swimwear has any metal (zippers and buckles for example) then you won’t be allowed on the slides so make sure you are metal free so you can enjoy all the fun!

Have you asked nicely? The gift shop within the park is filled with various souvenirs to take home with you, but they are also a great stop should you have forgotten any swimming necessities and need to stock up.

For those with limited mobility, the waterpark has a zero depth entry pool which is a great choice to still have a great time. If you have any additional needs or questions just have a chat to one of their guest services representatives who will be more than happy to help.

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