MRCC opened a new, three-level Explorer Room featuring slides, a tube crawl, spinners, a log roll and other playground amenities in early August. The Explorer Room is accessible to the public; no membership or daily fees are required to visit the indoor playground.
"The Explorer Room actually has a connecting door to our Child Watch," said Sid Hanson, supervisor for recreation parks for Overland Park. "This makes it convenient for our staff to bring the kids into the area to have fun and actually get some exercise themselves.
The indoor leisure pool is also getting an upgrade, including new spray features and an interactive water table. The renovated indoor pool is expected to reopen around Labor Day, just as area outdoor pools are closing.
Other renovations are underway at MRCC, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary Aug. 27, including the addition of a new Cycle Studio and maintenance upgrades to the pools and saunas. MRCC is home to a leisure pool, lap pool and hot water spa; a fitness center with a track, weights and cardio area; and two full-size basketball courts.
Matt Ross Community Center is located at 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS. Daily, non-member admission to MRCC is $7 per person.