Jones Aquatic Center

4202 W. 18th Avenue       620.340.6400      Opening Day May 23

Monday  to Thursday – Noon to 6:00 pm                                                                        Friday to Sunday – Noon to 8:00pm    Final Day August 16 – 12 to 3pm    Frday/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 under 8 years of age must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older 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.

Seals Kids Club     Adaptive swim lessons for children with special physical or emotional needs to teach the basics of water safety and swimming.  During 2009, 2010, and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% total U.S. deaths reported in children with an ASD ages 14 and younger subsequent to wandering/elopement.*  Our program is designed so that qualifying children can have 4 lessons individually or in small groups with a trained swim instructor.    ERC would like to send out a big THANK YOU to our charter sponsor:  Flint Hills Optimist Club.  Without the help of sponsorships, we could not offer these programs at an affordable cost to the members of our community.  Call 340-6300 for pricing.         *National Autism Association – Autism & Safety Facts

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 Fish Level or higher                        Times:  10:00am-12:00pm        Min/Max: 5/15                                                            Session 1: June 22- July 2    Session 2: July 6- July 16                                               Session 3: July 20- July 30            Register one week before each session.

Flashback to the 80’s Party     Saturday, July 18  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, June 27  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.     Adults: $2.50   Youth: $1.50

Toddler Splash Days     Monday – Thursday   June 22- July 30                   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. We will have some other activities for the younger kids to enjoy. Bring your own picnic lunch or let us do lunch for you.   Monday – Thursday      10:00am – 12:00pm                                                                   $1.50 anyone 4 years and older    (kids 3 and under FREE)                                                        Lunch Option: $1.50 each- includes Uncrustable Sandwich, fruit or chips, and juice or water

Sunset Regatta       Saturday, July 11 @ 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.

Rubber Ducky Race       Saturday August 1 @1:45pm             Fee: $2 per duck          Race rubber duck in the lazy river! Lots of prizes will be given including 2015 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 available at front desk.

Halloween at the Pool  June 20 12:00-2:00pm                                                                  Join us for a Spooky Festival! Since Jones Aquatic Center is closed for Halloween, we will have our own party. Lifeguards will be dressed in their finest costumes and we will be giving away treats at the concession stand. Join us for games, prizes, treats, and a  Lifeguard Costume contest during the first safety break.                                     

 Public Lap Swim   

*Swim lessons may be going on at this time, so lanes may be limited

Monday – Thursday  6:30 – 8:00pm – May 26 to August 13

$1.50 Drop In $30.00 Punch Card (22 punches)

Birthday Parties and Group Prices

Times available are 1:00-3:00pm or 3:30-5:30pm starting May 27th and ending August 9th. 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, 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 will be given a red wrist band. 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 Sunday June 21   Noon – 6pm                     Dads swim FREE with children

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

Final Fiesta   August 16    12 to 3pm    Swim FREE               

Summer League Splash
We want to thank you for participating in our youth baseball and softball leagues. If you are on an ERC roster, you can swim for free. Your family is welcome, but will pay regular price.
Date: August 1
Time: 12:00-8:00pm
Location: Jones Aquatic Center
Fee: All ERC youth players 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 16
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 under 8 years of age must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older 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.