Prairie Village pool draws most visits among six NEJC cities sharing Super Pass program

Mission's new pool was an attraction for Super Pass holders, but Prairie Village drew more visitors than any of the partner pools.
Mission’s new pool was an attraction for Super Pass holders, but Prairie Village drew more visitors than any of the partner pools.

The Prairie Village Municipal Swimming Pool was by far the most popular draw in 2014 among the six cities that participate in the annual Super Pass sales that let residents of each municipality use any of the six pools across northeast Johnson County.

The six cities – Mission, Roeland Park, Merriam, Fairway, Prairie Village and Leawood – are all in the process of renewing the cooperative agreement for the 2015 pool year. Merriam renewed the agreement this week. In 2014, 941 passes were sold among the six cities as an add-on to the regular resident pool membership.

Not only did Prairie Village account for the most sales of the passes (267 to Leawood’s 231), it also attracted the most visitors from other cities. During the 2014 swimming season, 5,285 visits to the Prairie Village pool came from residents of other cities using the Super Pass (3,015 of those came from Leawood). Fairway drew the next highest number of non-resident visitors with 3,263, followed by Mission’s new pool complex which drew 2,333. Roeland Park had 1,844, Merriam 1,920 and Leawood 1,401.

The bulk of Fairway traffic came from Prairie Village (1,775). Prairie Village residents also accounted for the most Super Pass visits in Leawood (956) and Mission (873).

The Super Pass prices are slated to remain the same at $50 for a family of up to five members, $25 for an individual and additional family members beyond five at $5 each. Each city keeps half of the proceeds from its Super Pass sales and pools the other half for distribution based on visits.

Prairie Village generated the most revenue under the program at $13,098.