Events and Activities
Public swim is offered to allow the public use of the indoor pool. The pool features:
25 yards, 4 Lanes
Depth Range from 3.5-12 feet
Handicap Stairs and Chair Lift
Infants 0-3 yrs old $1
Youth 4-15 yrs old $2
Adults 16+ $3
Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm*
Sundays Noon - 2:00pm - Cancelled Until Further Notice
Summer Hours and USD 253 Breaks:
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
*This is the correct time for public swim. The time was incorrectly printed in our Summer Activity Guide.
- A Beautiful Masterpiece June
- A Bountiful Harvest July - Aug
- Flat Flipper Adventures
- Silver Dolphin Excursions
A Beautiful Masterpiece
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Claude Monet
Share your masterpiece with your ERC family. Take a picture(s) of your garden and bring it to the ERC to proudly display on our bulletin board. Or, email it to the ERC Aquatics team for us to print for you. Make sure to include a quick note about what you have growing. We would love to see your masterpiece.
A Bountiful Harvest
Mid-July - August
Do you have too much zucchini in your garden and can’t find anyone to give it to? August 8 is “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day,” but we don’t want your neighbors to get angry with you. So, bring your surplus garden harvest to the ERC. We will set up a table for you to leave and take what you want.
Flat Flipper Adventures
Our Silver Dolphin Flat Flipper wants to be your travel Companion! Flat Flipper is the ERC Aquatic version of the Flat Stanley Project. Pick up one of our Flat Flippers and take him on your next trip. From your Facebook page, “what’s on your mind” tag ERC at @EmporiaReceationCenter. Upload your photo and location and share with us your many ongoing adventures!
Silver Dolphin Excursions
The New Theater Restaurant
"The Play That Goes Wrong"
This comedy is about a small theater company staging a production of a 1920s-style murder mystery but when the curtain goes up, everything quickly goes from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines.) The New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park, KS is one of the most successful dinner theaters in the country. They have a superb menu served buffet style. Your registration includes transportation, dinner, and the show. Please join us!
Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: Depart ERC at 9:30am. Arrive back at ERC approximately 4:30pm
Fee: $58 (Includes transportation, dinner and show)
Register by May 4
Miami County Wine Tour
Near Paola is a little taste of wine country right here in Kansas. Somerset Ridge and Isinglass Estate Wineries are two award-winning wineries within minutes of each other. We will enjoy wine tasting, tours of the vineyards, and a look at the whole winemaking process. You will have time to walk the estates or schedule yourself a wagon ride. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Your registration includes transportation, two tastings, small samples, and a gourmet lunch. Please join us!
Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: Depart ERC at 9:30am. Arrive back at ERC approximately 5:00 pm
Fee: $72 (Includes transportation, lunch and tastings)
Register by August 1