Parks & Rec Child Swimming

Summer means so many things – fresh produce and grilled foods, country fairs and carnivals, fireworks and outdoor concerts. Here in the summertime of Virginia though, there’s one feature of summer that can never be left out – finding ways to keep cool! The kiddie pool, sprinklers, and slip-n-slides can only provide so much relief and entertainment for the kids. What the family needs is the thrills and chills of a waterpark! Loudoun’s waterparks offer a variety of aquatic entertainment for the kids and plenty of relief for moms and dads. Check out these local parks and plan some family fun before the summer is gone!

Ida Lee Park  in downtown Leesburg is a recreation and fitness haven for residents and visitors alike, especially when the dog days of summer arrive. Their AV Symington Aquatic Center features a 600’ lazy river, large slide tower with two body flumes, a water pipe fall, drop slide, concessions, shade and picnic areas, and more. Open daily from now until September 2nd.

On the shores of the Potomac River, Algonkian Regional Park has a lot to offer visitors year round. But come summer time, Volcano Island is where the kids want to be! A smoking volcano overlooks this Polynesian-themed waterpark filled with daring waterslides, a 500 gallon dumping bucket, tube slides, fountains, mini golf, Paradise Café, and more.  Open daily from now through Labor Day weekend.

If you’re looking for an indoor experience, check out Claude Moore Park Recreation Center in Sterling. The recreation center features an indoor leisure pool with a giant water slide, children’s play area, hot tub, vortex, and lazy river. The 25 yard, 50 meter competition pool is often busy with swim teams and lessons but unless otherwise noted there are three lanes open for free swim. Open daily.