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In 2020, tickets to Rock River Rapids must be bought online in advance to enter the water park.You will not be able to purchase tickets at the gate. 

There is a 750 capacity limit in the park to adhere and exceed the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Other safety measures are taking place. Please click this link and read what we are doing and how you can keep yourself safe while at the park.


There will be a 2 sessions that the park is open each day. First session will be from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm. At 4:00 pm all who entered the facility will have to exit. From 4-5:00 pm the park will be cleaned and surfaces will be sanitized to get ready for session 2. Session 2 is open from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Each session will hold 750 people.

SESSION 1 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Session 1 - AgesSession 1 - Fees
0-2 yearsFree
3-17 years$8
18-59 years$9
60+ years$8

SESSION 2 - 5:00pm - 7:00 pm

Session 2 - AgesSession 2 - Fees
0-2 yearsFree
3-99 years$5


Tot Time is an activity restricted to children 5 years old and younger to enjoy the shallow pool only on Saturdays from 11:00am-12:15pm throughout the season.  Must be accompanied by a patron 16 years or older at all times. Ratio is 2 children per adult. TOT Time participants MUST exit the park at 12:15 pm.  Admission is $5 per person. Children 2 and under swim free. All adults and children attending must register for the Saturday they plan to attend.  Payments will be accepted online only.  Fee adjustments will be made according to age automatically.  Tot Time participation is outside of season pass privileges.  


The lap pool will be closed from 5-7 pm on July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28 due to swim meets. All other amenities will be open. 


  • Purchasing tickets are like reserving your spot. If you reserve your spot, please show up the day of.
    There are NO REFUNDS for not showing up on a day that you have reserved your spot. Please choose days adequately. 
  • If you have a Derby Recreation Center membership (within the last 3 years) or are a Season Pass holder, please login to your account. If you do not know your account information, reset your password and your information will be sent to you. If you do not know your account login or username, call the DRC at 316-788-3781 and your information will be provided. If you are new to Rock River Rapids or the DRC, please create an account. 
  • Season Pass holders will not have a fee, they will just need to reserve their spot at the park each day. 
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Masks are required unless 6 ft distancing or when in the water. To read more on exemptions, click here.

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Weather/Rain Checks

Rain checks will not be given this year due to no receipt at the time of entry into the park. However, if the park closes due to weather before the session starts, there will be a refund on your credit/debit card. Refunds can take up to 5 days to process.