3+ Water Parks in Manassas Virginia (and Next Closest)

It’s so nice that the Manassas area has some great water parks without having to go far.

When summer hits, my kids turn into water park junkies and we end up visiting them all, and usually multiple times of course.

Kid playing in water
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While there are many water parks in Northern Virginia, we are lucky enough to have 2 water parks in Manassas itself.

There are also a couple more close enough by that we can visit and here I’m going to share them all.

Water Parks in Manassas

#1 Splashdown Waterpark

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 | Full Details

Not only is Splashdown Water park the largest water park in Manassas, it’s the largest in all of Northern Virginia.

Toddler playing in water at a waterpark
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Located in Ben Lomond Regional Park, Splash Down Waterpark is an 11-acre water park that has:

  • 8 Water slides of different sizes (including cannonball slides and 70-foot tall waterslides)
  • Leisure pool
  • Snack bars throughout
  • Lazy River with inner tubes
  • Zero-depth children’s area
  • Lily pad walk (with lily pads to cross over)
  • A log walk

This is definitely the most popular and highly rated water park in Manassas and is great for children of all ages. It’s a perfect spot for family fun during the scorching summers!

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#2 Signal Bay Waterpark

9300 Signal View Dr, Manassas Park, VA 20111 | Website

So we’re not the kind of family who often likes to visit a place for the second time but Signal Bay Waterpark is an exception! It is one of our favorite water parks in Virginia.

Stock image of Manassas Park Parks and Recreation
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My kids love this waterpark, and we have been here on several different occasions as it has something that the whole family can look forward to. My kids have been going there since they were babies, and haven’t outgrown it yet! 😀

The main attraction of the Signal Bay Waterpark is the lazy river.

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The last time we were there, I relaxed on the last river for like 3 hours while my kids had super fun at the kiddie area. We’ve also carried our own food here and never had any issues with that.

The pool here is quite clean and there are lifeguards available too.

There’s free parking available. Outside food is allowed too.

It’s a great place for parents with smaller children who’re just looking for a great day trip on a hot summer day.

Water Parks Near Manassas

#3 Atlantis Waterpark at Bull Run

7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121 | Full Details

Located just up the road in Centreville is Atlantis Waterpark at Bull Run. It’s perfect for a weekend outing for a fun day with the family.

water bucket at Atlantis Waterpark
Fun feature at the Atlantis Waterpark

It’s tucked away into the Bull Run National Park, and although is relatively smaller than some of the other waterparks in Manassas, it’s packed with tons of water activities for kids to enjoy.

Here are some features and attractions at this park:

  • 230 feet of fun on the open slide
  • A large main pool for every one
  • There’s also an awesome dumping bucket (500 gallons!) at the center of the activity pool
  • Additionally, there are water rides, sprayers, and covered and open slides too

Atlantis Water park is also a great option for hosting birthday parties.

Outside food is not allowed here. It’s a very clean, well-managed and well-manned place. All in all it’s a great place for families and event planning such as family reunions, birthdays, etc.

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#4 Waterworks Waterpark

5301 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193 | Website

Just 10 minutes outside of Manassas Waterworks Waterpark in Dale City in the middle of Woodbridge.

The biggest USP of this water park is the splash pad. We’ve been here a couple of times, and my kids always had a lot of fun here. It’s reasonably priced, and can get filled up quickly during the weekends.

Waterworks park slides and water features
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Best to go early to avoid long queues.

It’s like a big public pool with two amazing tropical twister slides. Lifeguards are everywhere.

Outside food is not allowed but you can bring your own water bottles. The last time we went, kids had a slice of pizza and didn’t complain.

You can buy the season passes here (much like the other parks we mentioned here). Just be sure to make an advanced registration for that from their website.

Families swimming inside a pool at Waterworks park
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They also offer options to buy birthday party packages through their website.

NOTE: The hours of operation for each of the park is different and keep changing so make sure to visit their website before heading out there.

When to Go

As all these water parks have outdoor pools and attractions, they are only open for part of the year.

As it gets closed to the beginning or the end of the season, it’s a good idea to check the website or social media of the water park you wish to visit for exact dates and times.

Baby girl playing inside the swimming pool at a waterpark
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Of course the summer months are when all the water parks in Manassas and surrounding areas are always open.

More Water Fun

Beyond just Manassas, there are a lot of amazing water parks near the nation’s capital. So if you decide to venture out a little further, here are some places to consider:

Indoor Water Parks Near Manassas

Sometimes it’s nice to go to an indoor water park and if you’re wondering what is the closest indoor water park near Manassas, here are a couple of options.

While not a water park, The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center in Manassas has a large indoor pool and a nice slide for the kids.

Claude Moore Recreation Center is a community center in Sterling and is another option that has an awesome long, twisted tube slide and small kiddie play area with small slides in the pool.

Source: St. James Water Park and Super Awesome & Amazing

Super, Awesome & Amazing in Springfield not only is an amazing place for kids (think Ninja course, high ropes course, climbing structures, etc.), they also have an indoor waterpark with interactive play areas which is a lot of fun!

Just about 2 hours from Manassas is Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg.

Visiting Water Parks in Manassas Virginia

Manassas is small enough that you can enjoy visit both of their water parks, as well as the water parks nearby so it gives you plenty of variety during the summer months.

People having fun on a sunny day at a waterpark
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Sometimes I like to surprise the kids and go to a mini golf course before heading to the water park so it turns out to be an entire day of fun!

Luckily, Manassas has the Magic Putt place that has been around since I was a kid, so it’s fun to now take my kids back.

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Michaela Lee

Michaela lives in Northern Virginia and is a mom of 2 young kids. She enjoys writing, reading and going new places with her family.