Waterworks Waterpark in Woodbridge, VA sits in the Andrew Leitch Park. Last year we weren’t able to go to the waterpark due to a thunderstorm that popped up during our visit to Andrew Leitch Park. In comparison to Splash Down Waterpark located in Manassas, Waterworks is smaller. The waterpark offers a 2-story slide, zero entry pool, leap pads, and kids area. They do charge an admission fee for entrance to the park. Click the link above to get current rates. Picnic Pavilions are available for rental both inside and outside the waterpark. For more information and rates click here.
*****(If you put in Dale City versus Woodbridge for the City it will send you to another spot along Dale Blvd)*****
The boys had a great time at the park. Sadly the kids area wasn’t open due to mechanical problems but the my kiddos were able to play in zero entry beach area. The kids area looked like a lot of fun and I was able to take pictures of the area even though it wasn’t working. The boys weren’t quite tall enough to play on the water lily pads and 2-story waterslide since the requirement is 48″ tall. Remember you cannot bring food and drinks into the park but they do offer a snack bar if the kids get hungry. We brought our lunch so we just got our hand stamped and headed to one of the picnic benches outside the waterpark.
There are pavilions you can sit under to get out of the sun along with plenty of cabana chairs around the area. The only small downside to this park is if you have an older child (48″+) who wants to go in the bigger area and you have a munchkin who wants to stay in the kid area. There is a pretty good distance between the two and you wouldn’t be able to appease both kids without losing sight of one child. That being said my kids a great time. Even though they couldn’t do everything it was much better than our community pool and a change of pace.
***PICNIC PAVILION RENTAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE****
Last week we had the pleasure of going to two Prince William County Waterparks. Our second stop of the day was Ben Lomond Park and Splash Down Waterpark. Splash Down Waterpark has an admission fee. Click on the link above to see current rates. Before we hit up the waterpark the kids wanted to try out the playground area to see what it was like in Ben Lomond Park.
Ben Lomond Park has a small playground, public restrooms, picnic pavilion, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, soccer/football and baseball fields. The playground area doesn’t have any shade over it but there a few trees to stand under. The play area includes a small piece of play equipment and both types of swings. Restrooms are available in the form of portable restrooms and indoor restrooms by the soccer field. The indoor restrooms aren’t always open but the portable restrooms are there all the time (except maybe in the cold winter months).
We had never been to Splash Down Waterpark before so I was really surprised. When I spoke with the manager he told me everything that the park has including 2-4-story waterslides, 2-2-story slides, 2-toddler slides, bubblers and fountains, 2-Fast Cannon Water slides, activity pool, lily pad and log walk, and beach area with sand. In Mom words, great play area with small slides and fountains for small walkers and plenty of life vests for all ages. For the larger slides you need to be 48″ tall to ride but I noticed they let my 45″ son ride with a vest on because he passed the swim test. There are plenty of chairs for everyone. Shade is limited but in the kiddie slide and fountain area they have two large umbrellas in the water to stand under. Public restrooms were clean and fully stocked when we were there. No food or outside drinks are allowed in the park so you can either eat at the park or get a stamp and bring a picnic lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables in the surrounding park.
(***I didn’t take a lot of pictures due to the volume of people in the park and from chasing my kiddos around the entire time***)
We had a great time at the park. I observed the lifeguards following all procedures and paying attention unlike the lifeguards at my community pool. I would think that during the weekend this place is very busy. They do have a cut off point to avoid overcrowding so be aware. Prices are pretty reasonable for admission as compared to major waterpark attractions at other facilities. Even though we don’t live close by we will definitely be returning during the week to hit up the large slides since my oldest is now obsessed with water slides!
***PICNIC PAVILIONS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
The park includes baseball/softball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, playground, walking/hiking trails and picnic pavilions. The playground area has lots of shade with two play equipment pieces and both types of swings. A porta potty is available near the parking lot not far from the equipment.
Andrew Leitch Park was a nice park and had plenty for the kids to do. If you live in Dale City or Prince William County I would suggest you check it out.
A few days ago we checked out Signal Hill Park in the City of Manassas Park located in Prince William County. This 110-acre park includes a water park, playground, multipurpose field, basketball courts, softball field, picnic pavilion, picnic area and grills, walking paths and a fishing pond. The Signal Bay Water Park includes a zero entry pool and lazy river.
The playground doesn’t have any shade but on a nice day the equipment is decent and there is a swing set. There is two shaded picnic tables near the playground with restrooms. If the kids get tired of the playground you can walk along the trails to the pond to check out the ducks and geese. If you’re into geo-caching this park has plenty for you to track down.
This park has a lot to offer for sport enthusiasts and the kids!