Pool Rules and Regulations

Lifeguard overlooking swimmersAdmission

  • Members gain access by using an ID card.
  • All guests must pay the daily fee or have a membership; this includes guests just watching. There are no refunds on daily admissions.
  • Guests under the age of 8 must be accompanied by someone at least 12 years of age.
  • Adult/child ratio is 1:8 for groups of guests, ages 8 and under.
  • Membership cards may not be transferred.

Swim attire

  • Swimming suits are required.
  • No bras, sports bras or shorts that do not stay around your waist.
  • String and thong bikinis prohibited.
  • Swim wear that becomes see through when wet is not allowed and considered indecent.
  • Swimmers wanting to use a t-shirt in the pool must wear a clean t-shirt and proper swim wear underneath.
  • No street clothes will be allowed in the pool.
  • Swim diapers are required for children who are not bathroom trained and a swimsuit must be worn over swim diapers.

Guests with improper or indecent swim wear will be asked to change or leave the facility.

Junior Life JacketsLife jackets, flotation devices & toys

  • For safety reasons, the city will allow a Coast Guard approved life vest. A limited number of vests are available at each pool.
    • Vest must have a readable Coast Guard rated label.
    • Guardian must stay within arm's reach of the guest using the vest.
  • Only soft diving sticks and balls are allowed in the pool. Other toys may be used in the baby pool.

Food & Drink

  • Food is allowed only in the concession area. Food is not allowed on the pool deck or grass areas around the pool.
  • Drinks are allowed in all areas of the facility.
  • No glass containers of any kind are allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • No alcohol of any kind is allowed anywhere in the facility.

Facility rules

  • No running anywhere in the facility.
  • Diving is allowed only in designated areas. Staff can answer questions as to the location of these areas.
  • No general swimming or play allowed in the diving board area.
  • Only one person allowed on the diving board at a time.
  • Guests cannot be caught or held while using or coming down the slide or off of the diving board.
  • No glasses, goggles or masks allowed on the diving boards or slides. They may be held in your hand.
  • Only Safety Lens Construction glasses and masks are allowed in the pool.
  • Any games endangering the swimmers or sunbathers are prohibited.
  • Boisterousness, profanity, roughness or threats will not be tolerated.
  • Smoking is prohibited in any portion of the facilities.
  • Smoking is allowed outside the facility, but not within 20' of the entrance.
  • No unnecessary conversation with lifeguards on duty.
  • Manager and lifeguards have full authority to enforce rules needed to ensure the safety of all guests.
  • Guests wishing to take pictures must get permission from the manager.
  • Pools may have alternate hours of operation due to:
    • Authorized special events.
    • The first or final weeks of operation due to personnel shortages.
    • Inclement weather
    • Safety conditions
    • Alternate schedules will be posted at the pool(s).

Inclement weather

  • Pool manager has full authority to clear pool and decks during inclement weather.
  • Designated safety areas must be used during inclement weather if guests wish to stay inside the facility.
  • Contact each facility if there is inclement weather.

Events & Lessons

  • Parents and spectators must remain in designated areas during lessons and special events.
  • Exceptions to designated areas must have manager approval.
  • Facilities may post alternate hours of operations for authorized events and lessons.

General

  • The City of Overland Park will make every attempt to accommodate persons with disabilities. Wheelchairs and other such equipment needed to aid persons with a disability are allowed inside the pool.
  • The City of Overland Park reserves the right to revoke any membership that has falsified information on application.
  • Memberships may also be revoked or suspended for not abiding by the pool rules.
  • Bicycles, scooters and skate-boards are not allowed in the facility and must be parked or checked at the desk.

These rules supplement the provisions of Overland Park Municipal Code Section 10.04.