Kid Zone Child Watch

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Looking for a place for your kids to go while you work out on the fitness floor or take a class? Take them to child watch at the Kid Zone! Child watch is available for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years old and includes fun, age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. 

With active play options that include an indoor climbing wall and basketball goals, we offer a variety of experiences to make each child's stay memorable. The Kid Zone also provides rotating programs with themed games, crafts and team-building challenges designed to improve the physical, social and emotional wellness of your child.


Child watch is available for up to two hours at a time during the following hours: 

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Holiday hours:

  • New Year's Day: Closed
  • Easter: Closed
  • Memorial Day: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Juneteenth: Closed
  • Independence Day: Closed
  • Labor Day: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Halloween: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Thanksgiving: Closed
  • Day after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas: Closed
  • New Year’s Eve: 8 a.m. to noon

Kid Zone status


Single visit drop-in

  • Member: $4 per child
  • Nonmember: $5 per child
  • X Pass Members receive a 10% discount.

Punch card (10 visits)

  • Member: $36
  • Non-member: $45
  • X Pass Members receive a 10% discount.

Monthly unlimited pass

For Rec Center members only

  • $16 per month for the first child.
  • $11 per month for each additional child in household.
  • Passes are non-transferable.
  • X Pass Members receive a 10% discount.

Any family members with a Rec Center membership can purchase the child watch service for their child. Can either be auto-billed on the 20th of the month or prepay annually.

Frequently asked questions

Changes due to COVID-19

The Kid Zone child watch area has some restrictions in place, including a reduced capacity to meet social distancing and and mass gathering guidelines.

Some important changes to our service:

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for patrons age 6 and older unless participating in a strenuous activity.

  • Families will only be allowed to check in or out of the Kid Zone one at a time to maintain social distancing.

  • Staff will wear face coverings and will have their temperatures taken before their shift.

How you can help us be successful:

  • Keep your child home if they are sick or not feeling well.

  • Have your child's key fob ready when you check in.

  • Arrive on time to check your child out of the Kid Zone when your hour is up.

  • Non-essential items must remain at home.  A water bottle is welcome.

  • Label all items with your child's name for easy identification. 

What is the minimum and maximum time a child can be in Kid Zone?

We do not have a minimum amount of time your child can be in the Kid Zone. However, the fee will not be discounted based on the time your child is in our care. The maximum amount of time a child can be under our care at one time is two hours.

Can I reserve a time in Kid Zone?

No. The Kid Zone is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If the Kid Zone is full and your child is included on your Lenexa Rec Center membership, they can access any facility area with you (if age requirements are met). If your child is not included on your membership and is 3 or older, you will need to purchase a day pass.

Can I leave the building when my child is in Kid Zone?

No, under state regulations we are not a classified daycare. Therefore, you will need to remain inside the Lenexa Rec Center while your child is in the Kid Zone.

How will you communicate with parents?

When you check your child in to the Kid Zone we will ask you a series of questions, including what phone number we can reach you at that day. Should we need you, we will call the phone number you provide.

Do you change diapers?

Due to state regulations, we cannot change diapers. If a child needs their diaper changed, we will contact you to assist with the situation.

How is security handled?

We will have a check-in and check-out process in which we will collect information on how to contact you and who is authorized to pick up your child. Individuals not listed on your household will need to provide photo identification to verify identity.