The Roe Park splash pad is open.
Crews expanded the grounding wire over the winter of 2016-2017. The splash pad is safe and ready for use.
The splash pad is open sunup to sundown, seven days a week. The water will remain on until the first major frost of the year.
Visitors can reserve a shelter at Roe Park by calling 913-895-6390 or visiting Matt Ross Community Center.
August 16, 2016
Out of an abundance of caution, Roe Park’s new splash pad is closed until further notice.
An underground copper wire surrounds the City’s pools, grounding any stray electrical current such as a nearby lightning strike. A similar system is in place at Roe Park’s splash pad, but grounding may need to extend outside the splash pad to protect visitors from water that could travel outside the splash pad itself. Experts are analyzing the design and conditions at the park and looking into additional safety measures.
The City encourages you to visit Roe Park and enjoy the other new features which remain open: a nature play area, new age-specific playgrounds, tennis courts and updated shelters and restrooms.