Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off of cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Enjoy the cooling benefits of a conquered fear with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a summer family season pass to River Community Center in Raytown (a $215 value). The summer season runs May 28–August 14. A season pass to River Community Center provides unlimited fresh-air fun during the halcyon days of summer. A lifeguard watches the center’s 78' x 50' aqua playground, preventing flutter-kick collisions, discouraging roughhousing, and removing wayward beach balls from narwhal tusks. Mermaids and mermen can crawl through the cool, refreshing ripples until they get their sea legs, then bounce to their hearts' content on the diving board. The baby pool lets water-winged toddlers practice puddle jumping, and an assortment of lounge chairs offer ample opportunities for sunning, snoozing, and taunting rival Marco Polo teams.
When not swimming laps and diving for pennies, hungry pass holders can cook hot dogs on complimentary grills, munch sandwiches at picnic tables, or peruse the concession stand's treasure-trove of treats. Those stricken with raisin fingers can recover over 50-cent rounds of mini golf and free games of volleyball, basketball, and slug bug.
7130 Ralston Ave.
Raytown, Missouri 64133