Jones Aquatic Center

4202 W. 18th Avenue       620.340.6400      Opening Day May 24

Sunday  to Friday – Noon to 6:00 pm                                                                       Saturday – Noon to 8:00 pm                                                                                                   Friday & Sunday Family Swim 6:30-8:30pm    Final Day August 10 – 12 to 3pm  Admission

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.

Family Swim Begins May 30: Join us on Friday and Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Jones Aquatic Center for Family Swim! Spend this relaxing, quality time reserved for you, your family and other families. Anyone 18 and under without a parent will be asked to leave.

NEW! Toddler Splash Days      Tuesday and Thursdays   June 17- July 24              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.   Tuesdays and Thursdays      11:00am – 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

Family Camping Night at Jones Aquatic Center                                                               Friday,   June 20                                                                                                                       $30 for 2 adults/2 children             $5 each addl. child                                                    Register by June 13                                                                                                                       Set-up begins at 6:30pm, bring your own tent, grill and cookout food. We will provide snacks and drinks.                                                                                                                           Friday 9:00-10:30pm: Swimming, s’mores, games, etc.                                                   Saturday 8:00am: Breakfast in concession area                                                                   Saturday 8:45am: Clean-up                                                                                                 Restroom facilities will be open for the entire event at JAC

Jones Aquatic Regatta          Saturday,  July 19 @ 1:00pm         FREE EVENT         Build a boat you can ride in and race it at JAC this summer!                                                  Your boat can be made with cardboard, plastic, noodles, tape, wood glue, paint, zip ties, etc. (no metal, wire, nails, or wood or inflation of any type). All paint must be dry before event (build at home and set up at pool). All materials/boats must be approved by JAC manager at time of set up.                                                                                                                 Set up begins at 1:00 and you will be given a special wristband to participate and watch for free.                                                                                                                                         1:50pm- Contest for best decorated and race- the boat that makes it the furthest wins (no swimming or pushing from behind). Prizes will be awarded.                                             Everyone staying to swim after the regatta will need to pay regular admission price.

Rubber Ducky Race       Saturday August 2 @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!

Halloween at the Pool  June 28 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.                                     

Family Swim Fee: $5.00 for a family of 4 or less $.50 each additional person.

Friday Family Nights  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sunday Family Nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                         Super Dinner Option: $7.00/4 or less ($1.00 each addl.)  includes swim, hotdog and drink

 Public Lap Swim   

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

Monday – Thursday  6:30 – 8:00pm – May 27 to August 7

$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 – Thursday and Saturday 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   Noon – 6pm                     Dads swim FREE with children

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

Final Fiesta   August 10    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 2
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 10
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.