When it's hot as blazes in Kansas City and there's no rain in sight--time to take a dip in one of the fabuloso pools in the metro. We get bored at the rinky dink neighborhood pool down the street, so why not head to one of these pools--equipped with all the bells and whistles like slides, splash parks and a whole lot of fun.
- Where: Just off the East loop of I-435 at Exit 54 in Kansas City, Missouri.
- When: Daily from Memorial Day to August, and weekends through mid September. Hours of operation vary, so check our Oceans of Fun profile for links to further information.
3. The JonesThe 21+ rooftop pool made its debut in the Power and Light District in the summer of 2009, and has been filled with sun seekers and party-goers ever since. The Jones promises to be the place to be this summer. The P&L coined 'ultra pool' will house 12 private cabanas, full cocktail service, swim up bar, as well as a daily DJ and concierge service.
- Where: 2100 Hub Drive (Just off 23rd Street, just west of the Rte. 291 intersection), Independence.
- Hours: Mondays - Fridays Noon - 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays 11a.m. - 8 p.m. Holidays 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Where: 53rd Place & Raytown Road in Raytown.
- Hours: Hours of Opertation vary, check website for details.
- Cost: Adults 38"+ $9; 37" and under, Free; Seniors, $5.25
- Where: 9400 N.W. Congress in Tiffany Hills Park, behind Tiffany Springs Honda
- Hours: Monday through Saturday, noon until 8 pm; Sunday, 1-8 pm
- Prices: Kids $5; Adults, $8; Seniors, $6. Group discounts also available.
- Where: 11950 Lowell, Overland Park
- Hours: Pool hours are noon to 8 p.m. each day unless otherwise posted at the facility.
- Prices: Daily admission is $5, OP residents receive a $1 discount.
- Where: 10601 Lee Blvd, Shawnee Mission
9. Olathe PoolsThe Olathe Parks and Rec Department boasts 4 pools which are all basically the same--making them #8 on the list of KC's Best Pools. Pick the one nearest you and go!
- Black Bob Pool: 14500 W. 151st Street (in Black Bob Park)
- Mill Creek Park Pool: Mill Creek Park Pool, 320 E. Poplar (in Mill Creek Park)
- Frontier Pool: 15909 W. 127th St.
- Oregon Trail Pool: 1800 W. Dennis
- Douglas Park: 2632 Jarboe St.
- Harmony Park: 10th Street and Agnes
- Longview: 7101 Longview Road
- Loose: 52nd Terrace and Summit
- Parade: The Paseo and Truman Road
- Sunnyside: 8255 Summit