25 Things to Do in Rogers #6: Rogers Aquatics Center

You are in for a super fun assignment for your next task in the 25 Things to Do in Rogers series. Grab your sunscreen and your shades because it's time to head to the brand new Rogers Aquatics Center.

Aquatics Center Highlights

  • Five different water slides
  • Lazy River
  • Lap pool with diving board and basketball goals
  • Splash pad for little tikes
  • Intermediate Play area with slides, water cannons and rope bridge
  • State-of-the-art surveillance
  • 30+ lifeguards on duty to keep you safe
  • It's in ROGERS!

Lazy River!

The whirlpool is a fun side feature that sucks you in to a small pool area and keeps you going in circles until you decide it's time to get back to being lazy on the river. Just when you think you are about to get out of this swirling pool, you get sucked right back in.  There are inner tubes along the river and several entrance points with lifeguards to make sure you get on and off your tube safely. You can also free float and swim in the current if you're up for the challenge!
 

Slides, Slides, Slides!

For the bigger kids and kids at heart, there are super awesome (they really are!) slides at the park. A covered tube, half-covered tube, the "toilet bowl" that swirls you around until you are "flushed" out the bottom and two race slides. You have to be 48" to use the slides. . Serious adult and kid fun to be had here folks. This could even be a fun date night. There is a discounted twilight admission if you go between 4 and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Plus, each slide and water feature lights up at night for a really cool show. 
 

Lap Pool and Open Swim  

Away from the hustle and bustle of the park is the lap pool and open swim area, complete with diving boards and more basketball goals for water basketball games. For all of you fitness and lap swimmers, you can get a monthly membership card for $35. Lap hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. only. Small swim meets will also be held here throughout the summer. You can get all the details about the park's summer league swim team for various age groups.
 

Food and Party Rentals 

All this activity definitely works up an appetite. You can't bring in outside food, which is ok because you will find everything you need at Wet Willy's Kitchen. Ice cream, pizza, hot dogs and much more! Check out the menu and prices. Have a summer birthday you are planning for or maybe a corporate retreat? No problem! The park has four pavilions that can be rented for parties and other gatherings. I might just have to celebrate my half birthday here since my real birthday falls in January. Who says adults can't have fun too? 

Park Information and FAQs

The Rogers Aquatics Park is open Monday—Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It is located at 1707 S. 26th Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72756. Admission prices vary for Rogers residents and non-residents and for over and under 48". Check out the prices and pass options. Be sure to "like" the aquatics center on Facebook because they will be offering various discounts and specials throughout the summer.