Make it a beach day — with waterslides — at the beach-themed Ocean Dunes Waterpark in Arlington’s Upton Hill Regional Park. Find excitement on our 230-foot open slide, or 170-foot covered waterslide, or set the kids free in the play area to splash, slide and play in the water jets. Our 500-gallon dumping bucket is a favorite hangout during the hottest days of the year. Sliding is hard work! Take a break under the shade umbrellas and order a meal at the snack shack. Our daily rates are always reasonable, or buy an Annual Waterpark Pass to visit all five NOVA waterparks all summer long.

Features & Attractions

Located within Upton Hill Regional Park, Ocean Dunes is loaded with fun features for adults and kids. Ocean Dunes includes a 500-gallon dumping bucket, water slides, waterfalls and squirters! Visitors will find themselves amidst dune grasses and the feeling of being at the beach, but without the drive! Our waterslides offer a pair of riveting rides, including 230 feet of fun on the open slide, or a thrilling 170 foot ride in complete darkness on the closed slide! A large main pool offers splashing and swimming space for everyone. The centerpiece of Ocean Dunes, this play feature has tube slides, open slides, fountains, squirters, platforms and of course, the giant 500-gallon dumping bucket. Positioned on concrete with zero accumulated depth, the play feature is great for young and old alike.

Things to Do


Our challenging and fun miniature golf course is right next to the waterpark, and offers 18 holes of fun! The course mixes a good blend of longer, tougher holes with ones that are short and good targets for holes-in-one. Whether you go during the day or evening, mini golfing is a fun activity for friends and family. Challenge the kids to some healthy competition or just leisurely putt around the courses.

We also feature six baseball cages, including Slow, Medium and Fast pitch speeds; and three softball cages, including Slow and Fast pitch speeds. Bats and helmets are provided free of charge. Closed-toed shoes are required.


Know Before You Go

While you are enjoying our aquatic facilities, you can feel secure knowing that you are being closely monitored by licensed aquatics staff. “Safety is golden” is the mantra of our staff, who take their jobs seriously and hold the safety of you and your family in the highest regard. They are regularly tested for equipment readiness, situation recognition and professionalism. Swim with care, but do so knowing that our team of guards is ready to assist you should the need arise. Enjoy your day at our waterparks!



Dog Day 2019

Take your best friend for a swim at your favorite waterpark on September 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! This awesome event allows you to bring your dog or dogs ($5 per dog) for a swim in YOUR favorite pool! Play fetch, throw a ball, have fun with your canine friends! Fee payable at the door.

Please download, print and fill out the attached waiver and bring with you to Dog Days 2018. 

Dog Day 2019 Waiver

Code Word Wednesdays

Before you visit your favorite NOVA Parks Waterpark on Wednesdays throughout the summer, find the weekly codeword on our social media sites and save! New discounts/coupons every week!  ! This discount cannot be combined with other promotions. Discount is taken at the door only, no online ticket sales available. For more information contact the waterpark.

Family Fun Night!

Join us at you favorite NOVA Parks Waterpark every Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. for Family Fun Night! It’s a great way to enjoy Thursday afternoons in the summer and cool off! Discount is taken at the door only, no online ticket sales available. For more information contact the waterpark.


Ocean Dunes Waterpark
6060 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205
United States

T 703-534-3437

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Went there for the first time last summer. We loved it definitely looking forward to go back this summer!

Upton Hill/Ocean Dunes reviews - 05/20/2015 by Elizabeth S