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Cool Off & Have Fun at Local Spraygrounds & Splash Pads!

Looking for some ways to soak up the sun while splashing in the water this summer? NOVA is home to many spraygrounds (aka splash pads), all guaranteed to help you cool off without having to travel to the beach!

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Fairfax County

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Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain
Located between the two playgrounds, the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed in the area adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system.

This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Great Waves Water Park
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!


This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

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!


Interactive Fountains at Fairfax Corners
After a day of shopping, splash and play in the interactive fountain at Fairfax Corners! Sponsored by Inova Children’s Hospital, this free fountain can be found amongst the shops and restaurants in the Fairfax Corners shopping district!

Old Town Square Interactive Fountains
Old Town Square, situated adjacent to the historic Old Town Hall in the heart of Old Town Fairfax, features a splash pad as well as a cascade water feature. Located near the Kitty-Pozer and Mary McCandlish Memorial Gardens, this new park has become a place for the community to gather for concerts and entertainment events.

Fountains at Mosaic District
The Mosaic District fountains are a super, and free, destination after a day of shopping or film watching! Located within a great family-friendly venue, families can enjoy dining at one of the many available restaurants or take advantage of some of the many events that the Mosaic District has to offer!


Our Special Harbor Spray Park
Travel over to Lee District Park and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay-themed sprayground full of unique water structures, such as a computerized water maze and dumping crab basket! Get soaked by the spraying osprey nest or sea serpent and then visit the beach area for some water table fun! While general admission is free, paid daily admission is required for commercial and nonprofit groups. Please visit the website for rules regarding water shoes.


This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Pirate’s Cove Water Park
Treasures, sun, and sand await ye’ mateys at Pirate’s Cove Water Park! As the largest pirate-themed water park 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!


Fountain at Lake Anne Plaza
Technically, guests aren’t allowed in the fountain. However, go there on any sunny day and you’ll see it filled with giggling, wet children — and even a few dogs. Use at your own risk!

Fountains at Reston Town Center
Jump through the free splash park at Reston Town Center to cool off on those hot summer days! Please note, Reston Town Center no longer offers free parking (except on weekends).

Spray & Play at Dogwood Picnic Pavillion
Free and open to the community, enjoy cooling off in this mosaic-clad fountain, a commissioned public artwork.

This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
At the center of this old-west-themed park, surrounded by tubing on Rattlesnake River, is Pete’s Craggy Mountain boasting multi-story 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.

Loudoun County

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Ashburn | Leesburg | Purcellville | Sterling


Fountains at The Plaza at One Loudoun
Soak up the sun in a splash fountain on The Plaza at One Loudoun! Found in this newer shopping and dining destination, these fountains are a great, and free, place for the kiddos to play! Kids and adults will also find some high-tech outdoor games to enjoy when they’re not splish-splashin’ away!

District Park Splash Pad (Loudoun Station)
Kids and kids at heart will enjoy cooling off at this interactive splash fountain! While there, enjoy Loudoun Station’s playground and large lawn perfect for picnics. Plus, on select nights, enjoy live entertainment on their outdoor canopied stage with amphitheater seating.


Fountains at Lansdowne Town Center
Free and open to the public, the fountains at Lansdowne Towne Center are a great spot to spend the day! Pack a lunch or visit one of the nearby restaurants and soak up the sun while splashing in the water!

Fountains at the Village at Leesburg
Village Plaza boasts a Pop-Up Fountain, Fire & Water Fountain, and daily Bubble Shows to entertain and delight! Don’t forget to stop by Rita’s to enjoy a fabulous Italian Ice or one of their other specialties after splashing in the fountains or spending some time at the Kids’ Play Area!


Splash Pad at Franklin Park Pool
Stay tuned…Western Loudoun County has a splash pad in the works for its youngest citizens to stay cool!


Splash Pad at Cascades Overlook
This modest splash pad is in the heart of Cascades Overlook, on the plaza. Perfect for cooling off, kids and parents alike will also enjoy plaza activities like giant Jenga, corn hole, and more!

This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Volcano Island Water Park
Discover paradise among tropical foliage, grass hats, and a mighty water park 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!

Prince William County

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Gainesville | Manassas | Woodbridge


Fountains at Virginia Gateway
Within this premier shopping destination, visitors can relax while the kids play in the interactive fountain. So grab some suits, towels, and water shoes and get ready to spend the day on the Promenade soaking up the sun!


These spraygrounds are part of larger fee-based water parks and community pools:

Stonewall Park Pool
In addition to a large, family swimming pool, Stonewall Park also boasts a splash pad with 15 aquatic features.

Signal Bay Water Park
Signal Hill Park is home to 27,000 square feet of thrills known as Signal Bay Water Park! Cozy on up to the lazy river, shoot down a water slide, or fire a water cannon! Little ones will love the soaking mushroom, frog slide, and palm trees within this Manassas Park oasis!

SplashDown Water Park
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!


Sprayground at Andrew Leitch Park
Coming Summer 2018, Andrew Leitch Park will feature a zero-depth sprayground with water fun such as Misty Mountain, Sneaky Soaker, Bloomin’ Soaker, Geyser, Solo Spurt, Gusher, Funbrella, and Bubble Trouble!

This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Waterworks Water Park
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!

Arlington County

Powhatan Springs Park Children’s Rain Garden
The free Children’s Rain Garden at Powhatan Springs Park offers visitors a one-of-a-kind learning experience for children of all ages. Visit the bio-retention area and see how the collection of rainwater can provide tons of active fun for little ones! On rainy summer days, put on some galoshes and get a firsthand look at what exactly this rain garden can do!

Sprayground at Lyon Village Park
Dumping buckets and colorful splash pads make up this fantastic and free sprayground in Arlington! Pack a picnic lunch, grab some water gear, and spend the day in this fantastic outdoor destination! Please note that there are no restrooms available at this sprayground.

Sprayground at Hayes Park
Head on into Arlington for some free splish-splash fun at the Hayes Park space-themed sprayground! This shady, three-acre park also includes tennis and basketball courts and playgrounds for kids of various ages.

Sprayground at Drew Playground
Visit the free sprayground at Drew Park to cool down in the summer heat! With a variety of unique sprayers, such as an umbrella and tunnel sprayer, it’s time to grab some water shoes and get ready for a fun day of outdoor play! This sprayground is conveniently located next to basketball courts, softball fields, and a playground, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Please note that restrooms are only available when Drew Community Center is open.

Sprayground at Virginia Highlands Park
Dumping buckets and fun spraying structures are sure to delight children of all ages at the colorful sprayground found in Virginia Highlands Park! Located next to baseball fields, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, the whole family can plan to spend the entire day soaking up the sun!

This sprayground is part of a larger fee-based water park:

Ocean Dunes
Soak up summer and cool off at Ocean Dunes Water Park! 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!

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

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