The Gardner Aquatic Center is closed for the 2020 season.
We will see you back in 2021!
Please read the statement below regarding the 2020 pool season.
The City of Gardner is sad to announce that we are canceling the 2020 pool season at the Gardner Aquatic Center. There are a number of factors that went into this decision. Based on the current CDC and Reopen Kansas Plan guidelines, it would be very difficult to follow social-distancing and safety recommendations while operating the GAC. There is also insufficient time to rehire and effectively train seasonal staff to help patrons try and follow state guidelines. There was also a financial consideration given the economic impact the pandemic has had on the city’s revenues. The GAC operates at a loss annually under normal circumstances, and the uncertainty of the reopening timeline and the possible re-issuance of additional restrictive orders at a future date puts the city at risk for much higher losses that would be fiscally irresponsible to incur. We know the pool season is a summer highlight and eagerly anticipated by many; however, given the safety considerations noted above and the financial impact on the city’s budget, we simply cannot open the GAC this season.
Everyone who already purchased pool passes for the 2020 season will receive a full refund. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to serving you at the GAC in the future.
Gardner Aquatic Center
215 N. Center Street
Gardner, KS 66030
Weather/Update Hotline: 913.543.5305
The Gardner Aquatic Center has professional, Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, and friendly and knowledgeable support staff. Our clean and safe facility has concessions, family swim, and rentals for pool parties. Special amenities include zero depth entry, an active in-water play area, lazy river, multiple water slides, floatable walk, climbing nets, spray grounds, and a tot pool. There is plenty to do for people of all ages!
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The Gardner Aquatic Center is dedicated to providing ADA-accessible amenities. It is our goal to make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility includes ADA-compliant pool access lifts. Please contact the Gardner Parks and Recreation at 913.856.0936 to learn more about other Gardner Aquatic Center ADA accommodations.