Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Operating Hours

Q: What are your hours?

A: From now through August 7, Waterworks Waterpark is open daily from 11 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Beginning Monday, August 8, Waterworks Waterpark will be open daily from 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Monday, August 22 – Monday, September 5: Open Weekends and Holidays Only, 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed Weekdays.

Inclement Weather

Q: Will the waterpark open if it’s raining?

A: No. Please check our website and Facebook page for announcements of inclement weather and/or waterpark closures.

Pricing / Daily Admission

Q: How much does it cost to get in?

A: Kids 2 and Under Free (Except During Splash ‘n’ Play Hours)
Over 48 inches: $8.25
Under 48 inches: $7.50
Seniors (60+): $7.50
Group Rate (20 or more): $7.50

Splash ‘n’ Play

Q: Is there an age limit for Splash ‘n’ Play?

A: There is no age limit for Splash ‘n’ Play, although it is geared for very young children.

Q: When are Splash ‘n’ Play hours?

A: Splash ‘n’ Play (a big splash pad for young children) is available from 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. on Tuesdays from June 21 through August 9. During this time, the rest of the waterpark is closed.

Q: How much does Splash ‘n’ Play cost?

A: $6.50 per child (all ages) and 1 Free Adult Per Child

Height / Swimming Requirements

Q: What are the height / swimming requirements to go down the big slides or play on obstacles?

A: You must be at least 48” tall to go down the slide or complete the obstacles (crossing features). You must be 48” tall in order to reach the ropes above your head.

If you are under 48” tall, you must complete a swim test. Please visit the Lifeguard Station and ask to take a swim test. If you are under 48” tall and you complete a swim test, you can swim but you will not be able to reach the ropes above your head at the obstacles.

Outside Food & Beverage

Q: Can I bring food and drinks with me to the waterpark?

A: Outside food and beverage is not allowed in the waterpark (bottled water is allowed). Baby food is permitted – no glass containers. If you would like to pack a lunch and leave it in the car, you can exit the waterpark to eat and get a handstamp to reenter the park.

Exiting and Re-entering the Waterpark on the Same Day

Q: Can I leave the waterpark and return later the same day?

A: Yes. If you need to leave the waterpark for any reason, you can get a handstamp and return to the waterpark the same day. Please note, however: if the waterpark reaches maximum capacity at any time, you will need to wait until someone leaves to reenter.

Pavilion Rentals

Q: How can I rent a pavilion at Waterworks?

A: Please complete the Pavilion Rental Request Form here.


Q: Can I bring my pet?

A: Sorry, pets are not allowed in the waterpark.

Lost and Found

Left something behind? Please call (703) 792-8415 to see if your item(s) have been turned in.

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