SplashDown Waterpark, is located in historic Manassas, Virginia, just minutes from Manassas Battlefield National Park. Only 25 miles southwest of the nation’s capital, SplashDown is the largest waterpark in northern Virginia and hosts visitors from Maryland, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and point’s south.
In 1994, the Prince William County Park Authority evaluated the possibility of developing a Waterpark at their existing Ben Lomond Park. The existing park had a 50-meter outdoor pool, a contracted bumper boat and “hydrotube” slide attraction and a bathhouse; soccer and softball fields, racquetball courts and several pavilion areas. A planning team, comprised of internal recreation and park professionals was created and given a directive - develop a 13 acre Waterpark on the site of the existing 50-meter pool.
Took an 8 and 13 year old boys. We were there for about an hour and a half when we left. We had a nice time, it's just not very big. The price is ok for what you get. Probably better suited to much younger kids.
We only were in the kiddie area, but it suited our 2 year grandson's interest just fine. It had 3 small waterslides, a small rope climbing part, and little fountains. It was easy to watch him here and he never got into any questionable situations. Park was clean. We will go back again. Appreciated the reduced rate at 3 p.m.
We like water rides where you use a tube. There was one slide like that, which we rode over and over again. The lazy river was nice too. And we swam for a while in the large pool. I liked that the lines were really short compared to other water parks. Most times there were only about 3-5 people ahead of us so we could ride a lot without much waiting.
Great place for young kids. The different kid designated areas kept my preschooler happy for hours. Ample parking and seating was also a plus. I will definitely visit again.
My 10 year old twins had a blast. There is a nice area for babies and small children. It has a great lazy river, and the park is small enough to not lose sight of the the bigger kids easily, but large enough to keep them entertained for hours.