Jones Aquatic Center

Kids 15 and under swim FREE August 1-7! Thanks to the Clint Bowyer 79 Fund and Emporia Community Foundation.

4202 W. 18th Avenue       620.340.6400                       Opening Day May 28, 2016

Monday  to Thursday – Noon to 6:00 pm                                                                        Friday to Sunday – Noon to 8:00pm                                                                                    Final Day  August 14- 12 to 3pm                                                       Friday/Saturday/Sunday – Twilight Swim - 5:00-8:00pm


Monday-Sunday   – Adults $5.00(16 & Over)     Youth $3.00 (4 – 15)

Children 3 and under free with a paid adult admission. All children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.


Swims Youth Adults
10 $24 $40
20 $48 $80
30 $72 $120
40 $96 $160
50 $114 $190

Discount cards will expire at end of season.

Halloween Party at the Pool     Saturday, June 25 6:00-8:00pm                          We are celebrating Halloween “JAC style”.  Since JAC is closed during Halloween, we will have our own special celebration. Join us for games, spooky music, and a lifeguard costume contest at 6:50pm. Concessions will have special spooky treats for all to enjoy as well.  Adults: $2.50    Youth $1.50

Flashback to the 80’s Party     Saturday, July 2  6:00-8:00pm                              Yes, we are taking it way back to the 80’s! Enjoy music from the best era (or one of the best eras) of music. Join us for a costume contest at 6:50pm and help us decide who wears it better. We will have games and treats for all!      Adults: $2.50    Youth $1.50

Evening Luau     Saturday, July 9  6:00-8:00pm                                                     Come party with us “Hawaiian-style”. Wear your most festive Pacific wear and we will have an evening pool party for all to enjoy. Join us for games, festive music, s’mores, and lots of swimming/diving contests.

Sunset Regatta     Saturday, July 9 @ 7:30pm      FREE EVENT                                 Bring your best cardboard and tape boat, and race the lifeguards at the end of our Twilight swim. Only carboard and tape are allowed for this boat race. Set up begins at 7:30pm and the race will begin at 7:50pm. We will have lots of prizes.

Free for participants. If you intend to swim before event, you will need to pay regular admission for Twilight Swim.

Glow Party & Tie-Dye Contest     Saturday, July 16 @ 6:00pm                                 FREE with paid admission     Join us for a Glow party and Tie Dye contest. Show us your best tie-dye attire, play some glow games with the kids, win prizes, and have an awesome dinner at our concession stand!

Rubber Ducky Race    Saturday, August 6 @ 1:45pm     Fee: $2 per duck            Race your rubber duck in the lazy river! Lots of prizes will be given including 2016 JAC Punch cards, swim toys, concession items and more! Participants are not allowed to be in the lazy river, only the ducks can swim in this event! Ducks are available at front desk.

Seals Kids Club     The Seals Program is designed for children with special physical, emotional, mental and/or cognitive needs. To be a Seals Swimmer, the child must be 21 years or younger and have an IEP or 504 plan. This is a private swim lesson with our specialty instructor, Ida Kerbs. The session consists of four private (one-on-one) lessons, Monday-Thursday, lasting 30 minutes each.   Ida will email the contact person to confirm special needs and skill level. It is very important that we have your email address, so please include it on your registration form!    Dates: June 20-23, June 27-30, July 5-8, July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, August 1-4, August 8-11       Time: 11:00am or 11:30am   Location: Jones Aquatic Center          Fee: $20 per session

Porpoise Swim Camp        Ready for the next level of swimming after swim lessons? Join our experienced coaches as they take your child through swim team workouts and teach them to compete using all competitive swim strokes. This 2-hour class will include one hour in the pool, team building activities, and lunch at 11:30am in the concession area. Your child will learn what it is like to swim at a more competitive level. At the end of the session, your child will receive a medal and get to take home their own swim cap.          Cost: $50/session   Ages: 8 and up- must be at Minnow Level or higher                  Times:  9:30am-11:30am        Min/Max: 5/15                                                              Session 1: June 20- June 30    Session 2: July 5- July 14   Session 3: July 18- July 28  Register one week before each session.

Toddler Splash Days     Monday – Thursday      Bring your childcare group out for some fun in the sun! This program is geared to the younger kids and we open the splashpad just for them. Bring your own picnic lunch or let us do lunch for you.       Monday- Thursday     June 20 – July 28      10:00am – 12:00pm                                          $1.50 anyone 4 yrs -adult – kids 3 and under FREE            Lunch $1.50 each               (includes Uncrustable Sandwich, chips, and juice or mini water)

JAC Lap Swimming/River Walk starts May 31       Come and join us at the JAC and get your blood pumping at evening Lap Swim or River Walk.   Time: Monday through Thursday 6:30- 8:00pm    Dates: May 31- August 11   Fee: $1.50 Drop-in / $30 Punch Card (22 punches)   *Swim lessons may be going on at this time, so lanes may be limited.

Birthday Parties and Group Prices     Times available are 1:00-3:00pm or 3:30-5:30pm daily and 6:00-8:00pm Fri/Sat/Sun starting May 28 and ending August 13. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance. A $15 deposit and contract must be completed before the date is reserved. The deposit is non-refundable and will go toward the total cost of the fee. Birthday cake and juice boxes are allowed inside JAC. No other food or drinks allowed. Call JAC at 340-6400 to schedule a birthday party. Birthday party fee is $30, plus $1.50 per child. Adults regular price.

Price Includes: 2 adult admissions, the birthday child’s admission, reserved tables with balloons and banner, a gift for the birthday child, ice cream cups for kids, special recognition over the PA system and lots of fun!

Pizza Option: Everything in regular party plus 2 large Gambino’s pizzas (cheese or pepperoni, 20 slices total). $8/each addl. pizza.   Total price: $45

Hotdog Option: Everything in regular party plus 20 hotdogs and chips. $1.00 each addl. hotdog meal.    Total price: $45

Day Groups: 50 and over $1.50 per child, Adults Regular admission. Call the Jones Aquatic Center for more details at 340-6400. Children under 10 will be asked to take a swim test. Participants who cannot swim are asked to stay in zero-depth area unless with an adult. Adult to child ratio is 1:5 for children 7 and under.

Private Parties        Jones Aquatic Center is available to the public after hours for private parties. The outdoor pool and slides can be rented out for birthdays, family reunions, or scout group events. For more information before the season call Emporia Recreation 620-340-6300 or Jones Aquatic Center during the season 620-340-6400.

Hours for Rentals:

Monday – Sunday 8:00 pm – Midnight

Friday and Sunday 8:30pm- Midnight

Option 1 – Main Pool Only  $300/ 2 Hours

Each addl. hour $150

Option 2 – Entire Facility $420/2 Hours

Each addl. hour $210

  • Contracts must be signed and $100 deposit paid 2 weeks in advance to hold the facility. This deposit will go  towards your final payment.

Father’s Day Swim   June 19  Noon – 5pm   Dads swim FREE with children

4th of July Swim  Noon – 6pm July 4th  Adults-$2.50 Children-$1.50

Final Fiesta   August 14   12 to 3pm    Swim FREE               

Pooch Plunge   This fun-filled and family-oriented event will give interested parties an opportunity to bring their dogs and compete in contests with a category for every dog. Your dog will also enjoy our annual Pooch Plunge where we turn our pool over to the dogs.

Fee: $3 per dog
Date:  August 14 2016
Time:  3:30-5:00pm
Location: Jones Aquatic Center
Dogs only, no other pets
Dogs must be at least six months old
All dogs must have all current vaccinations – including Bordatella
Female dogs in heat are not allowed
Unruly participants will be asked to leave
Owners must be in control of pet(s) at all times
No children under 18 years of age allowed in the water, NO EXCEPTIONS
Adults may only enter water up to hip-depth
Pet owners will be provided with plastic bags at admission,  please practice pet etiquette and clean up after your dog and dispose of the bag.
Dogs are allowed only in the main pool; they are not allowed on the diving board.
We encourage dogs to be leashed when not in the pool.

Closing Criteria
Jones Aquatic Center will close if one or both of the following criteria occurs.

The air temperature is below 75 degrees at the time of opening or inclement severe weather is in the area
If the air temperature reaches 75 degrees or higher by 3:00 pm the pools will open at 3:00.  Hold on to your receipt. If the pool closes, due to inclement weather, within 30 minutes of time on your receipt, you will receive a coupon for a free swim at a later date upon leaving. Not valid if pool re-opens and you are still present.

General Rules

  • All children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

  • Height requirement for yellow JAC Slide is 48 inches tall.
  • Height for blue slide is 42 inches. Everyone under height requirement, must have someone 16 or older riding with you.
  • Metallic items (buttons, zippers) of any kind can not be worn when using the slides.
  • Everyone must enter and ride slides feet first and face up.
  • Horseplay on tubes, gator, or equipment will not be tolerated.
  • NO hanging on basketball rims or ropes.
  • NO outside food or drink will be permitted.
  • NO smoking in JAC facility.
  • Running will not be permitted or tolerated at JAC.
  • Appropriate swimsuits are required at JAC in and on all pools and slides.