Opening of the Long Branch Lagoon Waterpark

City of Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kansas—The Long Branch Lagoon Water Park is set to reopen on Monday, June 22, 2020, with precautionary measures. This decision came after careful consideration by City Administration and the City Commission and consultation with Ford County and the Community Facilities Advisory Board (CFAB). 

“The health and safety of patrons and staff are our top concern,” stated City Manager Nick Hernandez. “The City has reviewed our processes, operations and plans in order to reopen the water park safely. We have been in communication with both state and local officials in regards to the reopening plan presented by our operating company, StandGuard Aquatics. The City is following guidelines set forth by Kansas Recreation & Park Association as well as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The decision to reopen is based on a reported downward trajectory of cases in Ford County, and we will continue to monitor the data and make changes throughout the season accordingly.”

New precautionary measures added this year include temperature checks of each visitor taken before purchasing day passes or scanning a season pass, physical distancing dots located throughout the park in areas with lines, and limiting capacity to 700 patrons at one time. Additional cleaning of restrooms, lockers, chairs, tables and frequently touched surfaces including counters and handrails has also been implemented. 

Season passes have been reduced to $45 due to the shortened season. Those that have already purchased passes will receive a partial refund. The cost for daily passes are Children, ages 0-2: free, ages 3-17: $5, adults, ages 18-59: $7 and seniors, ages 60 and up: $5. 

The 2020 Season Lagoon Hours of Operation are: 

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tues/Thurs Night Swims: 6:00 pm 10:00 pm

For more information and to purchase a season pass, visit or call 620-225-8156.  The Long Branch Lagoon Water Park is a “Why Not Dodge” Sales Tax project.