In the midst of the summer heat, is there any better way to cool down than a visit to the waterpark? Northern Virginia’s SplashDown, just outside of the nation’s capital, has been keeping it cool during the summer months with water slides, fountains, pools, a lazy river, and even a beach area. There are varying levels of thrills for all ages, including the long lazy river for those who prefer to keep it relaxed. There is also an Olympic-sized lap pool for adults who want to swim, and a wading area for smaller children.
Facilities include an on-site snack bar to keep you satiated, a volleyball and tennis court, log walk, and the Kahuna Beach, which contains real sand. There’s also a park nearby if you prefer to have your own picnic. SplashDown offers an area for birthday parties, as well as swim lessons outside of its operating hours.
Located about 30 miles from Washington D.C., SplashDown Waterpark is open from late May to September. Hours vary, but the park is generally open 12 pm to 6 pm at a minimum. Admission is $15.75 for children and adults over 48 inches in height, and $11.75 for children under 48 inches. Daily locker rentals are available and lifeguards are on duty.