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
Zoom 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.
2) Waterworks Waterpark – Andrew Leitch Park, 5301 Dale Blvd. Woodbridge, VA (703) 792-8415
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 J ungle 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.
1) Veterans Park – Pool & Waterslide – 14300 Veterans Dr. Woodbridge, VA (703) 792-8794
The 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) Hammil Mill Pool – 1721 Carter Ln. Woodbridge, VA (703) 491-1074
Fun water features and various small water slides can keep little ones entertained for hours at Hammil Mill Pool.
3) Birchdale Pool – 14730 Birchdale Ave Dale City, VA (703) 670-5178
Birchdale pool features a full-service concessions area, a diving board and a gated baby pool for little swimmers.
4) Graham Park Pool – 3511 Graham Park Rd. Triangle, VA (703) 221-7550
Graham Park is a charming outdoor pool featuring zero-depth entry, water spray and dumping water bucket features.
1) The Interactive Splash Fountain at Virginia Gateway – 7524 Iron Bar Lane Gainesville, VA
2) The Splash Pad at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center – 14900 Potomac Town Place Woodbridge, VA
Kayak 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.
Fish Seining on the Potomac @Leesylvania State Park – June 29, 2019 – July 27, 2019
Watch a park ranger catch different kinds of fish using one of the oldest primitive fishing methods. Come for a chance to learn…
Pond Play! at Leesylvania State Park – July 6, 2019 – July 27, 2019
Frogs, turtles, and fish, oh my! Explore the animals that live in our pond. A ranger will use nets to catch animals…
Canoe Tour @Leesylvania – June 30, 2019 – August 11, 2019
Our canoe tours are designed to help those that are new to canoeing to learn the basics of paddling…
Occoquan Sunset Paddling Tour @ Penguin Paddling – July 7, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Occoquan Sunset Penguin Paddling Tour This guided trip is approximately two hours in duration…
NEABSCO CREEK PADDLE TOUR @ Penguin Paddling – June 30, 2019 – September 22, 2019
Our Neabsco tour is a gem. Wildlife is abundant. Eagles, beavers, herons and all sorts of waterfowl can be seen on this tour…
Kids Fishing Tournament at Leesylvania State Park – July 6, 2019 – September 7, 2019
Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. Ages 2-15 are welcome…
Potomac River Blockade Tour @ Leesylvania State Park & Prince William Historic Preservation – September 21, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Sponsored by the Prince William Historic Preservation. Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites…
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Come experience DC’s Countryside for an unrivaled getaway so close to the nation’s capital. Explore two National Parks and picturesque hiking trails near the Potomac River and Bull Run Mountains for a much-needed breath of fresh air. Learn American history at the site of the 1st and 2nd Battles of Bull Run / Manassas or experience living history inside a makeshift Civil War hospital. Shop ’til you drop at the largest outlet mall in Virginia or in a historic downtown. No matter the getaway you seek – you are overdue to make a journey to stay and play in Prince William, Virginia.