Rock River Rapids

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Project Type


Derby, Kansas

Year Completed



2009 Dream Design Award
2006 Best Overall Community Commitment to Aquatics Award
2005 Award of Excellence in Aquatics

28,627 sq. ft. of water surface area

Located just south of Wichita, Kansas, Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park has three separate pools: a shallow play pool, a 50-meter lap pool and a lazy river. The highlights of the facility include nine water slides, colorful outdoor timber theming, and a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket. The aquatic center operates on a profit basis each year and has won several awards, including the 2005 Award for Excellence in Aquatics from the National Park and Recreation Association.

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