We often head to Cameron Run Regional Park for a fun (and inexpensive!) family fun day.
We come for the mini golf and often stay for the batting cages and water park too. My kids always love seeing the ducks walking near the course and we typically pack a picnic as the kids always seem to be hungry after finishing.
Cameron Run Regional Park is located on a busy stretch of Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, which runs between Telegraph Road and Van Dorn Street.
It actually sits adjacent to the Great Waves Waterpark.
Mini Golf at Cameron Run Regional Park
Practice holes are located at the beginning of the 18-hole course, giving you the opportunity to swing a few clubs prior to beginning a round.
Especially for kids who haven’t played before (or in awhile!), they holes can be helpful before you start to keep score.
Four uncovered benches are conveniently located next to these two practice greens.
The greens are in fair condition, although not the best. But for the price we can’t complain and the kids really don’t care.
A lady who was there with her daughter mentioned there had been a lot of fallen leaves on the course the last time they came but that wasn’t the case on our visit.
This is a bare-bones course lacking any creative diversions for youngsters to view with the exception of a large pond in the middle and the fun whale which they did like.
Lily pads grow rampant in the pond where a small waterfall empties and fish can be spotted through the murky water.
Sloped hills very close to some of the holes require vigilant monitoring of young ones who may try to venture off to explore the water.
Three covered benches are scattered throughout the course. It would be moderately difficult to maneuver a stroller around as the sidewalks are narrow and sometimes uneven.
A covered pavilion toward the end of the course can be rented for birthday parties and events. It contains three picnic tables with benches and can seat approximately 32 children.
What to Eat
Snacks are sold at the same kiosk where you pick up clubs and golf balls.
On the day we visited, the selection included an assortment of crackers, chips and candy.
A soda and water machine are also nearby.
Good to Know Before You Go
- Restrooms are in a large building near the parking lot by the white tent.
- You can request to use the changing table located inside the main entrance.
- A huge parking lot is shared for all of the activities in the park and is about a four minute, uphill walk to the golf course.
- Admission to the water park and mini golf are separate.
- The course is appropriate for children aged 4 and up.
Fees at the Park
Here’s the list per person per round within Alexandria. However, it doesn’t vary much if you’re from a different county.
- For ages 12 and under it’s $5
- Between 13 to 55 it’s $7
- For senior citizens $5
- The Repay Fees is $3
- If you come in a group of 10 or more, the fee per person is $4
They also offer an All Facility Pass starting from $12 (during off season) and $22 (in season)
Hours and When to Go
- The course opens in March and closes in late October, weather permitting.
- It’s best to check the official their website for the latest information.
It is located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue. Alexandria VA 22304