Schools out For Summer and We All Know What that Means


Northern Virginia WaterparksFortunately for families living in Northern Virginia there are a variety of local water parks where you can spend the day working off your kids boredom and also stay cool at the same time.

In Lorton you can check out Pirates Cove Waterpark at Pohick Bay Regional Park just a few miles down Gunston Road off Route 1. With a sand beach, a 24 foot tall climbing tower and water slides kids will be sure to have a good time. The pool is up from 10:30 am to 7 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sundays. Pohick Bay Regional Park also offers miniature golf for when you need a break from all of the swimming.

At Lake Fairfax in Reston the Water Mine Family Swimming Hole is ready for kids of all ages. Toddlers can play with the low bubblers, elementary age children will enjoy the waterslides, water sprays and for the kid at heart you can relax in an inner tube on the Rattlesnake River. The theme of the water park is based on the old west and in the middle of the swimming hole is Pete's Peak complete with mine shafts and two water slides.

Splash Down Waterpark in Manassas is Northern Virginia's largest water park. Spread out over 11 acres the park features a big Kahuna Beach, two four story tall waterslides and a 770 foot lazy river ride. If you want a bit more punch with your water then check out the super fast cannon ball slides and the tropical twister waterslides sure to get your bathing suit in a bunch.

Be ready to hold your self steady when the 1000 gallon bucket drops its load every three minutes at Downpour Water Park. Located at Algonquian Regional Park off of Cascades Parkway in Sterling. If you need something a little less torrential then hop over to the Mr. Frog slide. You can make a weekend out of a trip to the park by pitching a tent in the park campground.

Cameron Station in Alexandria is home to the Great Waves water park. The most "urban" of the water parks in the area located just off of 495 at Eisenhower Ave you can play slip and slide on the four story water slides or enjoy just a little splash in the tad pole pool.

Each of the water parks offer facilities for families to buy food and drinks (no outside food allowed) and have fun in mind for everyone in the family. So when the kids start the MOM I'M BORED WHINE, surprise them with a trip to one of Northern Virginia's local water parks.

                                   Real People*Real Lives*Real Estate

If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

Military Relocation Professional

Check out www.varealestatetalk.com and www.cjrealtygroup.com for more information.

Integrity Real Estate Group
Real People*Real Life*Real Estate

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia



Comment balloon 8 commentsCindy Jones • June 18 2009 07:56PM


Wait I will be right back.... I'm going to get my towel and my rubber ducky intertube.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) about 10 years ago

Cindy - There's no way kids could be bored this summer with all the great spots Mom and Dad can take the kis this summer in Northern Virgnia. I wouldn't mind trying out a few of those water parks myself! :)

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) about 10 years ago

Yes. It's definitely time for parents to be creative and enjoy all that their communities have to offer with their kids.



Posted by Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) about 10 years ago

All those places sound like so much fun!  Too bad it's hard to just drop your kids off anymore. It's like you always have to supervise or the bad guys will get them.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Russ-me too!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Donna-with waterparks, community pools, county park programs and more families in our area can find plenty to do.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Bob-as long as kids don't spend the summer in front of the TV or video games then all is good.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Donna-when I went to one of the parks last summer they put matching wrist bands on children and parents.  You could not leave without the bands matching.  Certainly if you have little little ones then the Lake Ridge Splash park (not on the list) is a good choice.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments