Pool Rules and Regulations


  • Be prepared to show proof of Olathe residency to receive resident admission rate, such as photo ID, water bill etc.
  • To help us assure your child’s safety, children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older.
  • All persons entering the pool enclosure, including supervising adults, must pay the appropriate fees.
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted.
  • In case of rash, skin disease, or open sores, a written statement from a physician will be required before admission is granted.
  • If a patron leaves for any reason, they must pay the appropriate fees to re-enter. Exceptions can be made by management for those “emergency” type situations. For example, if someone needs to go to their vehicle to get their medication, a manager can grant them approval to leave and come back without repaying admission fees.
  • Management reserves the right to change or shorten pool hours due to inclement weather.
  • Refunds will not be given unless you have swam less than 1.5 hours and signed the inclement weather log.
  • NO pets are allowed in the facility at any given time, this includes pool staff pets.

General Rules

  • Smoking or use of tobacco is not permitted.
  • Patrons should not loiter or play near land or water entries. This includes entrance gates, handicap access, entrances to the water, all ladders, stairs and rails.
  • The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department, City of Olathe or the pool staff is not responsible for loss of personal belongings.
  • No video camcorders or cameras will be allowed in the facility without approval of management.
  • Management reserves the right to review, change, and establish rules as deemed necessary.


  •  Coolers, jugs, food or beverages may not be brought into the facility with the exception of groups that have reserved the party shelter and for private pool parties.
  •  Glass containers of any kind are not permitted in the facility.
  •  Please keep all food and drink away from the pool edge. No gum allowed in the pool.
  •  Alcohol is not permitted within the facility or park at any time.
  •  Food and beverages of any kind are not permitted in any of the pools.


  •   No running.
  •   Boisterousness, profanity and roughness is prohibited within pool facility. Overt displays of affection are not allowed within the pool facility.
  •   Do not play, sit, stand, or hang on ropes.
  •   Lifejackets are allowed in all areas of the pool, except on the slides. Arm floaties may be used in the wading pool only. All other flotation devices are prohibited. Water toys are subject to approval of pool staff. Inner tubes provided for the slides and lazy river must remain in those areas ONLY.

Dress Code

  • Proper swimsuit attire must be worn at all times. Cut offs, thongs, t-shirts or other swimsuits determined inappropriate by management will not be permitted.
  • Paper or cloth diapers are prohibited in the pool. Diapers must be changed at the diaper changing stations in the locker rooms or restrooms.

Black Bob Bay Slide Rules

  •  All riders must be at least 48” tall.
  •  Maximum operational loads: Single tube – 1 person, 300 pounds, Double tube – 2 person, 600 pounds
  •  The heavier rider should sit behind the lighter rider.
  •  WARNING: Water Depth is 3 feet and 6 inches.
  •  Non-swimmers are not permitted.
  •  Only one inner tube to enter the flume at a time.
  •  Tubes should be ridden in a seated position while leaning back, facing forward. Do not stand up or ride the tube on your stomach. Do not go down the slide head first.
  •  Riders must stay on the tubes during the ride. If riders accidentally fall from the tube, continue down the flume without it and exit normally.
  •  Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position and wait for instructions from the lifeguard stationed at the slide starter tub.
  •  No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in the flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume at all times. Riders should remain in proper riding position until forward movement is terminated. At no time should the rider attempt to stand-up while on the slide or before coming to a complete stop in the splash out area.
  • Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
  • No mats or life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
  • The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tub. Wait until the landing area is clear before entering.
  • Riders must be in good health. Elderly persons, those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or persons using prescription medication should consult their physician before using this slide. Individuals with medical conditions including, but not limited to, pregnancy, heart,or back problems should not ride.
  • Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • No diving from the slide.
  • Leave the plunge pool promptly after entering.
  • Rider assumes all risk injury due to misuse of this slide or failure to follow these rules.
  • Swim wear with exposed zippers, rivets, buckles, or metal ornamentation are not permitted.
  • No aqua socks/shoes.
  • No swim goggles.

Lazy River

  •  Minimum height requirement to ride alone is 48” tall.
  •  Riders under 48” tall need to wear a Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket and ride in a single tube with an adult; 16 years or older.
  •  Two riders per double tube, and on rider per single tube unless under 48” tall.
  •  Riders must remain in tubes at all times.
  •  No swimming or walking allowed in lazy river.
  •  No horseplay on tubes (pushing, rocking, hitting, etc)
  •  No diving anywhere along river.

Oregon Trail, Mill Creek, and Frontier Slide Rules

  •  Maximum operational load: 1 person, 300 lbs (136kg).
  •  Children under 42” (1.07m) tall are not permitted on this ride.
  •  Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps.
  •  Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation are not permitted.
  •  Only one rider to enter the flume at a time. Single riders only!
  •  Never form chains.
  •  Slide must be ridden feet first lying on your back or in a sitting position  (sit up to go slower, lay down to go faster).
  •  Riders must wait for the attendants start signal before starting the ride.
  •  Keep arms and hands inside the flumes at all times.
  •  Do not run, dive, stand, kneel, rotate or stop in the slide.
  •  At the end of the slide, obey all instructions by splash pool attendants and exit quickly.

CAUTION: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride this slide.

Diving Boards

  •  Diving allowed from diving boards only.
  •  One person on diving board at a time.
  •  Multiple bouncing on diving board is prohibited.
  •  No horseplay allowed.
  •  Must dive or jump straight out from board.
  •  Enter diving area only from diving board.
  •  No back-dives, handstands, somersaults or gainers off board and/or pool deck.
  •  Must be 48” tall to go on Black Bob Bay High Boards.
  •  Do not go off board until person ahead is safely out of the area.
  •  After going off the board, swim to the nearest ladder immediately.
  •  Do not hang on gutters in deep end.
  •  Swimming under the board toward the back wall is not allowed.
  •  Goggles are not permitted while using the diving board.

Basketball Areas

  •  No dunking.
  •  No touching rim or net.
  •  Players must be in the water to participate.
  •  No rough play.

Wading Pool

  •  This area is for children ages 6 and under only.
  •  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
  •  Paper or cloth diapers are prohibited in the pool. Diapers must be changed at the diaper changing stations in the locker rooms or restrooms.
  •  Arm floaties are allowed in the wading pool only. Lifejackets are allowed in any pool that are coastguard approved.