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Indoor Aquatic Center
4706 Overland Drive
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Indoor Aquatic Center is a community-supported, $9 million family aquatic center. The Indoor Aquatic Center's pools hold 850,000-gallons of water and feature a 10 lane, 50-meter competition pool with diving well and underwater classroom; a separate family pool with zero-depth entry, water slide and interactive children’s play features; meeting rooms; shower/locker rooms and a café-style concession area.
Both pools are heated and offer a high level of satisfaction all year around with the temperature of water set at 82° in the competition pool and 87° on the family side.
Locker rooms and all pools are fully accessible by both ramp entry and lift. Submersible wheelchairs are available.
This facility is also the home of the Lawrence Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division.
Rentals for birthday parties and business meetings are available.
Call (785) 832-SWIM (7946) for more information.
Aquatic facilities follow strict guidelines involving lightning safety. Staff
use lightning detection systems, visual identification and support from
the National Weather Service in Topeka to maintain swimmer safety.
When lightning is detected within 0-3 miles, ALL swimmers must exit the
water and take shelter at all swim locations including the Indoor Aquatic
Center and Carl Knox Natatorium. Safety prompts and instruction are
given by the lifeguard staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The Indoor Aquatic Center will be closed Monday, Aug. 15-Monday, Sept.5, for annual maintenance and the installation of a HVAC unit reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with fall hours.
Water areas close 15 minutes before the building closes. Waterslides and Diving areas close 30 minutes before the building closes. Some areas of the facility may be reserved for swimming instruction and fitness classes in both the competition center and the family pool during the day. Scheduled competitive events may temporarily close the competition center.