Special Events


Parents, this is an exclusive opportunity to swim with your child without the big kids around. Bring your little ones and enjoy some quiet time! You’ll have access to the shallow pool, which includes 2 tunnel slides and a boat slide, play Young Child Enjoying Tot Time1.jpgfeatures and floatables. Even better - when Rock River Rapids opens to the public, you may stay and swim! 

This activity is restricted to children 5 years old and younger, and they must be accompanied by a patron 16 years or older at all times. Ratio is 2 children per adult and regular admission is required. Not valid with any other coupons.  Tot Time begins at 11:00 am and runs until 12:15 pm. TOT Time participants MUST exit the park at 12:15 pm. Tot time takes place on Saturdays only during the summer season. Admission is $5 per person. Children 2 and under swim free.   

Come joins us on August 1 and 8  at 10:30 am at the pavilion for story time by a mermaid prior to tot time.  The Derby Public Library is providing stories and is sure to be a great start to the day!


Be a part of history! Join us on July 16 from 10 - 10:30 am for World’s Largest Swim Lesson. In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 36,564, and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim, Rock River Rapids will join aquatic centers from around the world as a part of the World’s largest Swimming Lesson. Bring your entire family, friends and neighbors and brush up on your swimming skills while being part of the world record attempt. Please arrive by 9:30 am for registration. 

*The World Water Park Association changed the lesson curriculum to accommodate 6 ft distancing. Group A and B. One will be on the deck learning while the other will be in the water, split between the shallow and lap pools.*


Rock River Rapids is pleased to host summer swim meets for the Wichita Aqua Shocks and the Derby Dolphins. During their meets the lap pool will be closed; however the rest of the park is filled with adventure waiting for you. 

Please note the diving boards, drop slides, climbing walls, floatables, and basketball goals will not be available for use.

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