Temperature rising? No worries. Just add water!


Situated along both the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, Prince William, VA offers a wide variety of recreational water activities for everyone to enjoy.  Looking to cool off poolside, float along a lazy river, run amuck through splash pads or paddle through open waters? You'll find all these and more in DC's Countryside.




1) Splashdown Waterpark

7500 Ben Lomond Park Dr
Manassas, VA
(703) 792-8200

2 waterslides, 1 has a boy mid-air on his way out of the waterslide before entering the waterZoom down one of the four-story-tall slides on Pipeline Tower, prepare for launch down the Cannonball Slide or challenge a friend to a race down the Twister Slides. Prefer to relax while soaking up the sun?  Splashdown Waterpark has a 770-foot-long Lazy River for unwinding. Bubblers, fountains and a wading area are perfect for young visitors. Enjoy a variety of food from the onsite eateries at one of the picnic pavilions. Splashdown Waterpark has something for everyone. Splashdown is open Wednesday-Sunday from Noon - 6 pm.


2) Waterworks Waterpark

Andrew Leitch Park
5301 Dale Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 
(703) 792-8415

Waterworks Waterpark

Have fun in the sun all day at Waterworks Waterpark! Blast down the Enclosed Speed Slide, twist and turn your way through the Circular Open Slide or test out your balancing skills on the 3 Jungle Walk Features. The new Children's Play Structure and Splash Pad are sure to keep the fun going for the little one. Enjoy a yummy snack from the Snack Bar beneath the shaded pavilion. Thousands of laughs and tons of memories are sure to be made at Waterworks Waterpark. Waterworks is open daily from noon - 6 pm.


Outdoor Pools


1) Veterans Park - Pool & Waterslide

14300 Veterans Dr
Woodbridge, VA
(703) 792-8794

Veterans Park Pool & WaterslideThe 50-meter outdoor pool at Veterans Park features 2 two-story slides, graduated entry with water features for the little ones, a bathhouse and concessions nearby.


2) Birchdale Pool

14730 Birchdale Ave
Dale City, VA 
(703) 670-5178
Birchdale Pool

Birchdale pool features a full-service concessions area, a diving board and a gated baby pool for little swimmers.


3) Graham Park Pool

3511 Graham Park Rd
Triangle, VA 
(703) 221-7550

people swimming in graham park pool

Graham Park is a charming outdoor pool featuring zero-depth entry, water spray and dumping water bucket features.


Water Adventures


sailboat on open watersKayak along the Occoquan River, fish off the sandy shores of Leesylvania State Park or learn to sail on the Potomac. Prince William’s waterfront playground provides a variety of recreational activities for you to explore.


Water Adventures


Water Events

Occoquan 2021 River Paddle Challenge

October 2, 2021

The race starts at 10am and can be viewed from the dock behind Mamie Davis Park. No tickets required to watch! Registration to...

Occoquan Penguin Paddling Tour

October 2, 2021

This guided trip is approximately two hours in duration and launches from behind Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in Old Town Occoquan....

Splash Pads


1) The Interactive Splash Fountain at Virginia Gateway

7524 Iron Bar Lane
Gainesville, VA

children playing at the Splash Fountain at Virginia Gateway

Virginia Gateway's interactive splash fountain. The hours of operation are:

  • Monday - 11am - 10pm
  • Tuesday - 10am - 10pm
  • Wednesday - 11am - 10pm
  • Thursday - 10am - 10pm
  • Friday - 11am - 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 10am - 10pm

Check their Facebook page for special events & closure notifications.


2) The Splash Pad at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

14900 Potomac Town Place
Woodbridge, VA
Splash Pad at Stonebridge Potomac Town Center

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center's splash pad. Open daily from 10 AM - 8 PM. Check their Facebook page for special events & closure notifications.


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