It's new, it's shiny and it's oh so pretty! You are in for a super fun assignment for your next task in the 100 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 when it opens May 25!
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!
You are going to be wowed when you step foot in the new Rogers Aquatics Center. My boys, ages 4 and 6, walked in, surveyed the park, and were a bit overwhelmed with where to start. If they could have walked at a very fast pace (can't run in the park!) in 5 different directions to cover everything at once, they would have. We ended up starting at the intermediate play area where the water cannons can be found. If you have boys, you know that they are drawn to those things like a moth to a flame. We could have played just in this one area all day. There is a slide, rope bridge and lots of shallow water for just sitting and playing, but watch out...there is a huge bucket of water that will "cool you off" when you aren't expecting it. This momma learned that the hard way to the delight of her children. While there is a lot to do for the younger kids here, there is also a lot to do for the older kids, starting with the rope bridge or lily pad walk and floating animals you can climb on. There are also basketball goals and a volleyball net for some friendly competition where the water is deeper. Just remember to bring a life jacket from home if your little one isn't ready to swim on their own in the deeper water. Arm rings and other flotation devices aren't allowed, so leave those at home. There is also a splash pad area with sprinklers, very shallow pool and a smaller slide perfect for toddlers. It is also shaded to keep your little one's skin safe from the sun! By the way, admission is free for kids under 36". Hooray!