One of Shawnee’s favorite family-friendly destinations, the Shawnee Splash Water Park, is opening soon—with a lineup of seasonal events that’s sure to excite everyone from kids to adults.
If you aren’t familiar, the Shawnee Splash is a combination public pool and water park, with amenities including a shallow play area, regulation pool area, spray ground area, diving area, climbing wall, slides, restrooms, showers & dressing areas, concession with covered deck, 1m & 3m diving boards, basketball goal, floatables, bench with sunshades and much more. In short, the Shawnee Splash has everything you might want for some summer fun!
So what’s the buzz about this season’s events? “We are anticipating a very exciting 5th summer down here at Splash this season,” said Kerri Foster, the Recreation Manager with the City of Shawnee. “We look forward to providing guests with the safe, clean and fun facility packed with programs every week. There is literally something for everyone at our park. Visitors must check out our opening week celebration activities along with our swim lesson sessions.” We’ve included a few events we think will excite you, but for a full list of events, check out this page on the city’s website.
On May 23rd, there will be an Ice Cream Social from 1:00-5:00pm. You can sign up early for your season pass and swim lessons, which will get you a free ice cream and exclusive access before the Shawnee Splash officially opens for the season.
On June 8th, you can bring the family for a special night in the pool for a viewing of the movie Footloose. For $6 a person, you can swim and float while you enjoy an all-time classic.
Fans of the Yuletide season won’t want to miss the Christmas in July event that rolls around on the 25th. You can bring one can of non-expired food and get $1 off your entry, and there will be games, quizzes, and Christmas music throughout the day.
While the last day of the season will be August 18th, there will be a special day after the pool has closed for your favorite furry friends! The Doggie Dip Day will be from 9:00-11:00am, and there will be separate swim times based on the size of your dog.