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Wave pools, slides, lazy rivers, and more! Check out all the great opportunities to cool off this summer at local and regional water parks. View our master list or take a peek by county or type.


Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA 22039
Connect: Online | (703) 471-5414

About 9-miles from Dulles International Airport

Pete the Prospector may not have struck gold at the Water Mine, but his loss is your family’s gain! At the center of this old-western-themed park, surrounded by tubing on Rattlesnake River, is Pete’s Craggy Mountain boasting twin water slides. In the open swim area, there are plenty of water creatures to climb on and Tenderfoot Pond is perfect for the smallest explorers with its pint-sized slides and gentle fountains. Plus, don’t forget to check out the new multi-story water slides, spray ground, and climb on structure! Unlike many other water parks, outside food and drink are allowed!


Volcano Island Water Park
47001 Fairway Dr., Sterling, VA 20165
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 430-7683

About 11-miles from Dulles International Airport

Discover paradise among tropical foliage, grass hats, and a mighty waterpark volcano at Volcano Island Water Park! Located inside Algonkian Regional Park, visitors of all ages will find tons of ways to cool down and soak up summer! Multiple slides, including a 230-foot open, 170-foot closed, and even a tree stump slide, means fun for guests of all ages! Splash under the 500-gallon dumping bucket or check out the splash pad and Neos game! Don’t forget to visit the Paradise Café or Mini Golf course to round out the day! For more information, including admission prices, hours of operation, and details on a variety of aquatic class offerings, please click here.


Atlantis Water Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA 20121
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 631-0552

About 15-miles from Dulles International Airport

Swim, splash, and soak up summer at Atlantis Water Park! With tons of fun features, great food, and activities, this “lost” island subcontinent-themed park is perfect for water lovers of all ages! Located inside Bull Run Regional Park, visitors will discover Greek architecture, mermaids, and more amongst a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket, 230-foot open slide, and waterfall! Families will love the picnic pavilions, Neptune Reef snack bar, and all that this NVRPA park has to offer.


AV Symington Aquatic Center (Ida Lee Water Park)
80 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg, VA 20176
Connect: Online | Twitter | (703) 777-1368

About 17-miles from Dulles International Airport

Tucked away inside Ida Lee Park, families will find the AV Symington Aquatic Center, an oasis for swimmers of all levels and ages! Relax in the 600-foot lazy river, go for a lap in the 25-yard lap pool, or get wet underneath a dumping bucket! With fantastic slides, a beach area, and a concession stand, this community water park also features multiple pools of varying depths for everyone to enjoy. Little ones will love the baby pool, water fountains, and bubblers while older children will enjoy crossing features found amongst the floating snake and alligator! Grab a snack and cozy up in some shade or have a picnic in the grass!


Signal Bay Water Park
9300 Signal View Dr., Manassas Park, VA 20111
Connect: Online | Facebook | (703) 335-8872

About 17-miles from Dulles International Airport

Signal Hill Park is home to 27,000 square feet of thrills known as Signal Bay Waterpark! Cozy on up to the lazy river or shoot down a water slide or water cannon! Little ones will love the soaking mushroom, frog slide, and palm trees within this Manassas Park oasis! Don’t forget to grab a snack or beverage at the concession stand before finding some shade under one of the large umbrellas to dry off and relax! For more information, including admission prices, season pass details, and hours of operation, please click here.


SplashDown Water Park
7500 Ben Lomond Park Dr., Manassas, VA 20109
Connect: Online | Facebook | (703) 792-8200
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About 19-miles from Dulles International Airport

Splish and splash into summer at SplashDown Water Park! Whether you want to relax in the lazy river, soar down the 4-story water slides, or soak up some fun in the bubblers, you’ll find a little bit of everything inside this family-friendly destination! Children will find interactive slides and spray fountains in the Sandcastle Kids Kove along with tons of sand at Big Kahuna Beach! Take a spin down the Tropical Twister waterslide or have a go down one of the cannonball slides! Let one of SplashDown’s five concession areas complete your trip with fantastic food and be sure to check out the souvenir shop. For more information, including operating hours and weekly special events such as Mommy Mondays, please click here.


Ocean Dunes Water Park
6060 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 534-3437

About 20-miles from Dulles International Airport

Soak up summer and cool off at Ocean Dunes Waterpark! Located right inside Upton Hill Regional Park, this rustic beach-like destination is full of great attractions that will delight and amuse the whole family! Find both open and closed water slides amidst waterfalls, sand dunes, and squirters, perfect for those seeking a little relaxation and adventure! The 500-gallon dumping bucket serves up tons of excitement alongside fountains and platforms! For more information including admission prices, season passes, hours, and opening dates, click here and plan your trip!


Great Waves Water Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 960-0767

About 29-miles from Dulles International Airport

Splash into a summer of memories at Great Waves Water Park! Located inside Cameron Run Regional Park, Great Waves features a giant splash pad, tube slides, and a massive wave pool perfect for body surfing, there are plenty of ways to soak up endless hours of fun! Little ones will enjoy cooling off in the Kids Zone, a special place with a rockslide and waterfalls just for them! Don’t forget to grab a snack at the Riptide Café and find other special mementos at the Shark Shack! For more information, including admission prices, hours, and annual group pass details, please click here.


Waterworks Water Park
5301 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA 22193
Connect: Online | Facebook | (703) 680-7137

About 29-miles from Dulles International Airport

Plan a day or week of splish-splash fun at Waterworks Water Park located inside Andrew Leitch Park! Find tons of family-friendly slides, a 2-level wading pool, and obstacles for guests of all ages! Rent a pavilion or relax in a shaded cabana to enjoy all that summer has to offer! The full-service snack bar is the perfect mid-day stop to fuel up before getting wet under the tumble buckets or trying out the fun and challenging jungle walks! Waterworks Water Park also hosts playdates on Tuesday and Thursday morning as a chance for visitors to miss the crowds and enjoy discounted admission! For more information, including additional weekly events and “Learn to Swim” details, please click here.


Pirate’s Cove Water Park
6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton, VA 22079
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (703) 339-6102

About 36-miles from Dulles International Airport

Treasures, sun, and sand await ye’ mateys at Pirate’s Cove Water Park! As the largest pirate-themed waterpark in Lorton, VA, visitors will discover kid-friendly water slides and a 300-gallon dumping bucket among water spraying palm trees! Located inside Pohick Bay Regional Park, Pirate’s Cove also features a tot pool for the littlest of pirates and the enticing “Buccaneer Beach,” a great place to dig for treasure and relax! Don’t forget to grab some snacks from the Captain’s Galley to cool down and fuel up for all the day’s activities! For more information, including admission prices, hours of operation, and details on aquatic class offerings, please click here.


Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20721
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (301) 249-1500

About 49-miles from Dulles International Airport

Even though Six Flags, known as an amusement park of thrill rides, its Hurricane Harbor is the place to be to beat the heat and have some wet fun! Visitors over 48-inches can experience the thrills of the six-story Bonzai Pipelines, the four-story Halfpipe, the curvy Paradise Plunge, the 132-foot tunnel funnel Tornado, and much more. Take a rafting adventure with multiple passengers or chill in the lazy river and wave pool. There are mini slides and plenty of other watery things to do at Buccaneer Beach for the little ones.

Is your kiddo, big or small, a thrill-seeker? Check out our Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks here.


Chesapeake Beach Water Park
4079 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Connect: Online | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | (410) 257-1404

About 66-miles from Dulles International Airport

Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Chesapeake Beach Water Park offers a beach-like atmosphere complete with eight water slides, the Dreamland Lazy River, a lagoon, kid’s activity pool, fountains, waterfalls, Beachcomber Grill, and more! The water park offers slides for all ages, and the best part is — kids age 2 and under are admitted free! Cabana rentals and picnic pavilions are available for rent on a daily basis with different sizes to accommodate your group. Check out their website for information on specials, events, ticket information, and dates for Night Slides when the park will be open after dark.


Soak City at Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (804) 876-5000

About 89-miles from Dulles International Airport

Kings Dominion completed a massive expansion of their water park, Soak City, in recent years! Thrill-levels are ranked on a scale of one to five from low to aggressive. Most thrilling is the new Aqua Blast, where riders spiral through 449-feet of closed tube slide that includes four intense 360-degree loops. High thrill, floor-dropping, free-fall Paradise Plunge is another new addition. Of course, there are your typical water park inclusions, like the wave pools, lazy river, and waterslides, plus several other exciting attractions. Soak City Splash House is probably the largest water playground you will ever see, featuring more than 50 water attractions and obstacles. Lil’ Barefoot Beach and Splash Island are just for tots and have splash pads, small slides, cascading flowers, water shooters, and more.

Is your kiddo, big or small, a thrill-seeker? Check out our Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks here.


Hersheypark
100 West Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA 17033
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (800) 437-7439

About 125-miles from Dulles International Airport

This chocolate-themed family theme park is sure to be a blast whether you’re a Jolly Rancher or a Hershey’s Miniature, and the water park lives up to the rest of the park’s reputation for being super sweet! If you are a slide-loving adventurer, head over to the Coastline Plunge for twisting slides like the Hydro, Pipeline, Riptide, Surge, and Vortex. For water playgrounds, check out East Coast Waterworks, Shoreline Spray ground, and Sandcastle Cove. Chill out at Bayside Pier, the Shore, and the Intercoastal Waterway. There is an excellent variety of water entertainment, both in type and thrill-level, so visitors of all ages will be satisfied when the day is over.

Is your kiddo, big or small, a thrill-seeker? Check out our Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks here.


Massanutten Indoor Water Park
1822 Resort Dr., McGaheysville, VA 22840
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 437-3340

About 130-miles from Dulles International Airport

Massanutten Resort is popular for more than its snow tubing, skiing, and snow sports; it’s also a sought-after destination for its outdoor and indoor water parks! On a hot summer day, check out Rockingham Racer to see who can slide down 40-feet the fastest. The whole family will love the activity pool, especially the challenging, floating crosswalk obstacle. Then relax at White Caps “beach” where three-foot waves will keep you cool all day. Inside, you’ll find tube slides, body slides that start 39-feet up and are over 250-feet long, the frog pond for younger ones, Blue Ridge Rapids, Shenandoah Hot Springs, and more!


Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (866) 386-2839

About 143-miles from Dulles International Airport

Dutch Wonderland is “A Kingdom for Kids!” Designed for families with small children, the entire park is full of endless possibilities for amusement and joy. Duke’s Lagoon is no exception. This water playground features a multi-level water play platform, kid-friendly slides, spray nozzles, fountains, tipping cones, and a dumping bucket.

Is your kiddo, big or small, a thrill-seeker? Check out our Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks here.


Water Country USA
176 Water Country Pkwy., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (757) 229-9300

About 159-miles from Dulles International Airport

You haven’t been to a water park until you’ve been to Water Country USA! It’s a wet and wild adventure park for visitors of all ages, from curious toddlers to thrill-seeking teens to adults who just want to relax. There are eleven exhilarating rides and slides in the park, including Vanish Point where you drop straight through the floor and Colossal Curl where you ride a wave up on the wall, as well as several entertaining water playgrounds designed especially for small children. If lazy rivers, wave pools, and cabanas are more your speed, they have all of those too. The whole family is sure to have fun at Water Country USA!


Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (866) 464-3566

About 186-miles from Dulles International Airport

Enjoy some wet fun with the whole Sesame Street gang! The water park at Sesame Place is nothing short of a little kid’s paradise. Some of the attractions include Bert and Ernie’s Slip and Slide, Big Bird’s Rambling River, Slimey’s Chutes, and the Count’s Splash Castle, among many other interesting forms of water-based entertainment. Because the entire park was designed for children, there are a wide variety of slides, pools, and playgrounds that are the perfect size and thrill-level for little ones.

Is your kiddo, big or small, a thrill-seeker? Check out our Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks here.


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.



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