Lodging Tax Fund Applications

The Lodging Tax Fund was enacted by City Council to “enhance the appeal of Wapakoneta to visitors and tourists by promoting and publicizing Wapakoneta”. Local entities may apply for monies out of the Lodging Tax fund for projects that work toward this cause.

To apply, download, print and fill out the documents below: 

Then mail to:

Lodging Tax Fund
ATTN: Mayor Stinebaugh
701 Parlette Ct.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895


WaterPark Rules

Wapakoneta WaterPark Rules and Regulations

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Wapakoneta WaterPark
Information for Our Patrons

WaterPark rules and regulations ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. We want all our patrons to enjoy their experience here and visit us often.

1. Violation of the general rules and regulations or any dangerous or unsafe conduct may be cause for permanent expulsion from the Wapakoneta WaterPark at the discretion of the manager, without a refund of fees.

2. The Wapakoneta WaterPark may close at the discretion of the manager for any of the following reasons

  • inclement weather, i.e., lightning, thunder, or rain
  • temperatures below 65 degrees
  • attendance of 25 people or fewer in the WaterPark.

3. Children under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an individual thirteen (13) years of age or older. If the child can pass a swimming test, he/she will be allowed in the water without a parent or guardian, although the adult must remain in close proximity to the child.

4. The following are not permitted within the facility:

  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Horseplay (no dunking, no throwing anyone in pool, shoulder rides)
  • Running
  • Spitting
  • Smoking and smokeless tobacco
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Splashing or otherwise distracting the lifeguards
  • Hanging on ropes
  • Inappropriate language
  • Tennis balls or racquetballs
  • Gum

5. Diving is permitted in designated areas only.

6. Coolers are permitted. No glass is allowed.

7. Replacement for a lost or stolen season pass will cost $10.00.

8. Diaper-wearing children must use swim diapers in the pool. Diapers may be purchased for $2 each.

9. Appropriate swimming attire is required in the pool. No cut-offs or thong bathing suits are permitted. T-shirts may be worn for sunburn protection, but only as accompaniment to appropriate swimming attire.

10. Facility staff must be obeyed at all times.

11. Patrons are not permitted to distract the lifeguards from their duties.

12. Any person proven to have maliciously damaged the Wapakoneta WaterPark or the adjacent grounds will be held financially responsible for said damage. He or she will lose all swimming privileges for whatever period of time the management considers necessary and proper.

13. Any person caught stealing personal or City property will be permanently expelled from the Wapakoneta WaterPark. The City of Wapakoneta may also pursue prosecution to the fullest extent provided by law.

14. Any person who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused admittance to the Wapakoneta WaterPark at the discretion of the manager.

15. Only children age 6 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian will be permitted in the kiddie pool.

16. Any person having an infectious disease or open sore may be refused admission at the discretion of the manager.

17. Personal music devices must be kept at a reasonable volume. For the protection of everyone’s privacy, use of recording device is prohibited in rest rooms and changing rooms at the WaterPark. All such devices must be stowed away while inside the rest rooms or changing rooms.Violation of this policy may result in loss of membership privileges and/or possible criminal prosecution. Recording devices include but are not limited to cell phones, PDAs, video cameras, digital cameras, web cameras, etc.

19. Allowable flotation devices—for shallow water only—include personal waterwings, water rings 14” in diameter or smaller, and fun noodles.

20. Public displays of affection are prohibited.

21. Roller blades, skates, skateboards, or bikes are not permitted beyond the admission booth.

22. Rest breaks are scheduled the last ten (10) minutes of each hour, signaled by 1 long whistle blow. Those 17 and under must exit the pools, except for children six (6) and under, who may remain in the water with an adult.

23. Daily admission fees are for the entire day. Admission fees are not required to re-enter the WaterPark during the same day.

24. Long distance underwater swimming and underwater breath-hold diving are prohibited.

25. The Wapakoneta WaterPark is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Diving Well Rules

1. One person is permitted on the board at a time. The next diver must wait on deck until the board is clear.

2. Before diving, make sure the adjacent water is clear of swimmers or divers and that the previous diver has reached the ladder.

3.Dive straight off the end of the board.

4. After diving, swim directly to the nearest ladder and exit the pool immediately.

5. No one is permitted to catch a child diving off the board.

6. Divers may be required to pass a basic swimming test before being permitted to dive.

7. Flotation devices are not permitted on the boards or in the diving well area.

8. General swimming is not permitted in the diving well area

9. The following are not permitted on the boards:

  • Double springing
  • Springing from a seated position
  • Hanging from the board
  • Cartwheels
  • Handstands
  • Inward Dives

Waterslide Rules

1. Patrons must go down slide in feet-first position, seated or lying on their backs.

2. Floats, masks, eyeglasses, etc., may not be worn down the slide.

3. Climbing up the slide is prohibited.

4. After entering the flume, stopping is not allowed.

5. The rider must exit the slide pool immediately after sliding.

6. Riders must be at least 48" (inches) tall.

7. Running starts are not permitted.

8. Spinning or tumbling while riding the slide is not permitted.

9. Only one person is allowed down the slide at a time

10. No catching children at the bottom of slide

Restroom and Bathhouse Rules

1. Children (6) six years of age and older must use the gender-appropriate restroom or be supervised by an adult.

2. Loitering is not permitted.

Any patron breaking the rules of the Wapakoneta WaterPark will be disciplined as follows:

  • 1st Offense: Warning.
  • 2nd Offense: 1-3 day suspension from the WaterPark. A letter is sent home.
  • 3rd Offense: Suspension from the pool for the season. Certain serious rule violations may result in immediate suspension of pool privileges. Wapakoneta WaterPark Rules are subject to change without notice, and may be amended when deemed advisable for the protection of the health, safety, and enjoyment of all patrons.

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Police FAQs

Wapakoneta Police Department

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What can be done about a vehicle that is parked on the street and does not get moved for days at a time?
City code prohibits parking vehicles for longer than 48 hours. Please report the issue to the Police Department at 419-738-2222.

Who do I call to pick up a stray dog?
You can call the Dog Warden at 419-739-6560 or the Police Department at 419-738-2222.

Will the Police Department unlock my car if I lock my keys in it?
Yes, free of charge. Call 419-738-2222

Can a speaker be requested for a local citizen group meeting?
Police Department personnel can speak on a variety of topics ranging from crime prevention, crime statistics, or personal safety. We can also provide a K-9 demonstration. To request a speaker for an event or meeting, call 419-738-2222.

Can I arrange for a tour of the Police Department?
Tours of the department and fleet can be scheduled by calling 419-738-2222. Tours are generally conducted between 8 am and 4 pm and run about half an hour. They are tailored to the ages of the visiting group.

Where can I get information regarding my driving record?
A driving record report is free at Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

When can I get a copy of a Police Report or Police records Request?
Fill out a Record Request at the Police Department at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm. Up to 10 pages is free. There is a $.05 charge per additional page. Picture CDs are $1.

What is a Protection Order and how can I obtain one?
A Temporary Protection Order (TPO) is filed by the Prosecutor's Office along with a Domestic Violence charge, is against a family member or household member, and lasts only as long as the case is pending.

A Criminal Protection Order (CRPO) is filed by the Prosecutor's Office with a charge of Menacing by Stalking, Aggravated Menacing, Menacing, Aggravated Trespass, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Felonious Assault, Sexually Oriented Offense, etc., is filed against a non-family or non-household member, and lasts only as long as the case is pending.

A Civil Protection Order (CPO) is similar to a Temporary Protection Order, is not filed with a Domestic Violence charge, is issued by the Domestic Relations division of the Common Pleas Court, is filed against a family or household member, can last up to five years and can be applied for in cases of a sexually oriented offense incident. CPO packets can be obtained and filed in the Domestic Relations Office located in Room 119 of the Auglaize County Courthouse. In certain cases the Crisis Center will help individuals complete and file the CPO packet. The Crisis Center's phone number is 419-738-5511

A Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order (SSOOPO) is similar to a Criminal Protection Order, is not filed with charges, must show two or more incidents of menacing within close proximity of time, is issued by the Civil division of the Common Pleas Court, is filed against a non-family or non-household member, can last up to five years, and can be applied for in cases of a sexually oriented offense incident. SSOOPO packets can be obtained and filed in the Common Pleas Clerks Office located in Room 043 of the Auglaize County Courthouse.

Individuals can file for a protection order on their own or contact a private attorney for legal advice. There may be some cost incurred as a result of filing the protection order packet with the court. If the petitioner moves out of the county or state, the protection order is still valid until its expiration date. (The order can be filed with the new county of residence for assured validity.) The Protection Order can be renewed prior to the date it expires.

Contact the Auglaize County Prosecutor's Office, Victim Assistance Program, 419-739-6795 or Auglaize County Victims Assistance.

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Soggy Doggy Day at WaterPark, Tuesday August 23 4-6pm

Entry cost:  Bring a Humane Society donation (food, money, pet items, etc)  Particpants must control your animal at all times and clean up any messes!

106 Hamilton Road
Wapakoneta OH 45895

Hours of Operation:
Sunday, May 21st, through Sunday, August 20th: Monday through Friday Noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm

Tuesday August 16th, Wednesday August 17th: 12 noon - 5PM

Thursday August 18th and Friday August 19th: 4PM - 7PM (Wapak Schools in Session)

Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21: 12 noon - 5PM

Closed to public after August 21, 2016

Soggy Doggy Day at WaterPark, Tuesday August 23 4-6pm

Adult Swim (Ages 18+ only):
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am to Noon

Family Morning (children with adults):
Wednesday 11:00 am to Noon
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to Noon

Admission Rates:
Daily Pass--Adult (age 18 and over) $6.00
Daily Pass--Youth (3-17) $5.00
Daily Pass--Toddler (0-2) FREE

Individual Season Pass:  $35.00 per person over age 2

Please bring your season pass with you on every visit to the pool!

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Family Facility
The Wapakoneta Waterpark is a family-friendly facility.  While your tattoos and your speech may express your personality, some images or words may be offensive to others.  If we cannot come to an agreement about covering tattoos or using appropriate language, you may be asked to leave the park.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Weather Policy:

  • Rain and Thunderstorms: The WaterPark will remain open unless thunder is heard or lightning seen.  If either are noted, the pools and decks will be cleared, with a 30-minute break from the last thunder or lightning.
  • Tornado Watch: WaterPark staff will notify patrons should a tornado watch take effect (i.e., conditions are favorable for a tornado.)
  • Tornado Warning: The WaterPark staff will notify patrons should a tornado warning take effect.  For the latter, patrons and staff will seek shelter in the changing rooms.

Closing the WaterPark:
In addition to the weather-related closings described above, the WaterPark will close when fewer than 25 patrons are present.

The Wapakoneta WaterPark supports team swimming.  It will be closed as follows to allow the Wapakoneta Waves to host swim meets:

  • Monday, June 5th, 4:30 PM
  • Monday, June 12th, 4:30 PM
  • Monday, June 19th, 4:30 PM
  • Monday, June 26th, 4:30 PM



The Cabana
The Cabana is a semi-private, shaded area with chairs and tables attached to the West Side of the WaterPark.  You can rent it--for birthdays, showers, family get-togethers--just $10 per hour (in addition to regular admission for all attendees).  Contact Pool Manager for scheduling/rental information.  The Cabana is only available during WaterPark's regular operating hours.
Rent the Wapakoneta WaterPark for your next party!
Two-hour rentals are available on weekdays, and two- or three hour rentals on Saturday and Sunday evenings.  You must be 21 or older to rent.  Two hour rentals available Mon-Thurs 7:15-9:15pm, for $250. Two hour rentals available Fri-Sunday 6:15am-8:15pm, for $300. Contact a Pool Manager for scheduling and rental information.
Become a member of the Wapakoneta WaterPark:

WaterPark membership applications are available at the Wapakoneta Police Department at City Hall or download one here.

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