Tot Time Exploration

Parents, this is an exclusive opportunity to swim with your child without the big kids around. Bring your little ones and enjoy some quiet time! You’ll have access to the shallow pool, which includes 2 tunnel slides and a boat slide, play features and floatables. Even better - when Rock River Rapids opens to the public, you may stay and swim! 

This activity is restricted to children 5 years old and younger, and they must be accompanied by a patron 16 years or older at all times. Ratio is 2 children per adult and regular admission is required. Not valid with any other coupons.  Tot Time begins at 11:00 am. Tot time takes place on Saturdays only during the summer season. Adults ($9) and youth ($8) pay normal admission. When the park opens to the general public at 12:30 pm, tot time swimmers are free to stay as long as they wish. Children 2 and under swim free.   

Come joins us on August 3 and 10  at 10:30 am at the pavilion for story time by a mermaid prior to tot time.  The Derby Public Library is providing stories and is sure to be a great start to the day!

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Slide and Dive Movie's - (Movie in the Pool) 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Play in the park before we settle in the lap pool at 9 pm to watch the movie. Tickets are $5.00 and concessions will be available, so plan to catch your favorite film poolside at RRR.  

Join us June 13 to watch DC Comic's "Aquaman".


World's Largest Swimming Lesson 

Be a part of history! Join us on June 20 from 10 - 10:30 am for World's Largest Swim Lesson. In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 36,564, and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim, Rock River Rapids will join aquatic centers from around the world as a part of the World's largest Swimming Lesson. Bring your entire family, friends and neighbors and brush up on your swimming skills while being part of the world record attempt. Please arrive by 9:30 am for registration. 

Rock River Rapids 500

Don't miss the annual Rock River Rapids 500 on July 11 starting at 1:00 pm, a special event held each summer at Rock River Rapids. Competitors of all ages purchase ($3.oo per car) and then decorate special Styrofoam in the "Detail Shop." All the cars are placed in the pool to take a single lap around the lazy river. Winners are chosen in several prize categories, and racers get to take their cars home once the race is over!

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6TH-8TH Grade Back to School Bash

Who says music and water don't mix?  Join your friends for a night of music and fun in the water on August 16th from 7-9:00 pm.  Wear your swim suit to the bash. Please remember that USD 260 rules still apply and will be enforced. Concessions are available and security officers will be present. Fee is $5 per student. Volunteer chaperones are always welcome and needed.

Pooch Pool Party 

Rock River Rapids ends the season with a doggie splash! The Pooch Pool Party takes place after the humans have used the pool for the last time this swim season. Join us on August 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Chemicals in the water are adjusted "for a different breed of swimmers." For human safety, only guests 16 years and older can get in the water and only up to their thighs. We will not allow any children in the water. No aggressive dog or females in heat will be allowed for the safety of other guests. All dogs must have current vaccinations, including rabies. Owner must be in control of their pet(s) at all times, 2 pets per guest ($5.00 per dog). Door prizes will be given out throughout the event as well as prizes for the following competitions:

  • Best Dressed Dog
  • Dog/Owner Look Alike
  • Largest Dog
  • Smallest Dog
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Summer Swim Meets

Rock River Rapids is pleased to host summer swim meets for the Wichita Aqua Shocks and the Derby Dolphins. During their meets the lap pool will be closed; however the rest of the park is filled with adventure waiting for you. 


Derby Dolphins Swim Club - May 30, June 4, June 11, and July 9.  THE LAP POOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR GENERAL PATRON USE AT 5 PM FOR THESE EVENTS. 

Please note the diving boards, drop slides, climbing walls, floatables, and basketball goals will not be available for use.