Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Operating Hours

Q: What are your hours?

A: May 27, 2023 – June 15, 2023
Holidays/Weekends: 12pm – 6pm

June 16, 2023 – August 6th
Daily: 11am – 6pm

August 7, 2023 – August 20, 2023
Daily: 12pm – 6pm

August 21, 2023 – September 4, 2023
Holidays/Weekends: 12pm – 6pm

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: $8.75
Under 48 inches: $8.25
Seniors (60+): $8.25
Group Rate (20 or more): $8.25

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: $7.00 per child (all ages) and 1 Free Adult Per Child
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. on Tuesdays (June 21 through August 2)

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: Request a pavilion rental here.

Q: What is the admission price for a pavilion rental?

A: The cost of admission is separate – with a rental it’s $8.25 per person if paying at the same time in the same transaction. Anyone who is entering the park must have a paid admission – the only exception is if they’re 2 and under. You may purchase tickets the day of your reservation, in which you will be given wrist bands as your tickets. You will be responsible for distributing these wristbands to your guests. These wristbands allow pavilion guests to enter and exit the park even if we hit capacity. You can enter the park without having to wait in line.

Q: What is the food policy for a pavilion rental?

A: Outside Food and Drinks are not allowed in Waterworks Waterpark except for bottled water (not flavored) and a birthday cake/cupcake. We do have a refrigerator to store dessert but in rare cases, we may not have the space. We ask that you bring a normal size cake or cupcakes otherwise we may not have the space in our refrigerator to store it. We offer large pizzas (Pepperoni or Cheese) at $15/pizza and 2-gal drink coolers of fruit punch or lemonade for $10 each. All other food must be purchased off of the concessions menu. Bags will be searched at the Front Gate for weapons (to include water guns), outside food and floatation devices.  Please be sure to remove all outside food and return it to your vehicle.  Waterworks Waterpark cannot hold food or drink items for guests. We have picnic tables available for guests outside the park. The wristbands and food choices will be purchased and paid for the day of your pavilion rental.


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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