Roeland Park Aquatics Center 4830 Rosewood Dr. 913-432-1377
Sure, the slide at Roeland Park Aquatics Center is fast and twisted. Most slides are. But Roeland's stands above the rest: It's perched on a hill overlooking the big city. Climb the steps and pause a second. Don't ogle the tanned-but-underage guard who's directing traffic; scope out all of downtown, right there in front of you. When the high-schooler gives the go-ahead, throw yourself onto the downspout and fly off across KC.