Discover Prince William & Manassas It’s Time for Fun on the Water

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Ann Marie Head shotSummer has set in, and it’s time to make your plans to cool off this July in Prince William and Manassas. Beat the heat and enjoy our rivers, waterparks and local wildlife.

Did you know our area has three waterparks? One includes Northern Virginia’s largest waterpark, SplashDown, in Manassas. With a lazy river, lily-pad walk and 70-foot waterslides, it’s fun
for the whole family. Or visit Waterworks Waterpark, located in Dale City. The park features water obstacles, wading pools and a cabana area. Manassas Park’s Signal Bay Waterpark, at Signal Hill Park, includes water cannons, slides, a lazy river and a beach volleyball court.

You can also cool off this summer with a family trip to Lake Ridge Golf & Marina, located on the Occoquan Reservoir, where you can spend the day on the water. Rent a boat or bring your own and launch it from the ramp. Enjoy the local wildlife and picturesque views. Then head back to land to practice your golf game at the driving range or play a competitive game of 18-hole mini-golf.

For more fun on the water, visit Leeslyvania State Park, located in Woodbridge on the tidal shores of the Potomac River. The park was the ancestral home of the family of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and is now a historic landmark. Catch catfish, perch or striped bass off the 300-foot fishing pier. Leesylvania offers families a boat launch, canoe and kayak rentals.

For more information on summer activities, camps and events this July, visit our “Things To Do” page on Stay safe and cool this season.

Ann Marie Maher is the president and CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. For more information about what’s going on in Prince William and Manassas, visit and like us on


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