Ocean Dunes waterpark
Stay Cool and Slide at Ocean Dunes Waterpark in Upton Hill Regional Park
Make any day a beach day at Ocean Dunes! This Waterpark is loaded with fun features for adults and kids, including 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!
Ocean Dunes Waterpark is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2021.
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.
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!
To protect the health and safety of our employees and guests, we follow Social Distancing Standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control. These standards will be strictly enforced.
Social Distancing is a shared responsibility between our guests and the park. We provide guidance, but we count on our guests to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safest conditions for all guests and staff members.
Customers will be asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times from other parties. Social distancing standards in the water and in line for slides is 10’.
Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the waterpark.
The number of admission tickets has been reduced to meet the current guidelines. We suggest waiting in your vehicle until the line subsides to enter the waterpark.
Hours of operation have been adjusted to maximize use. Please check social media or www.novaparks.com for updates about weather closures, capacity, or other changes.
Face coverings should be worn by un-vaccinated guests when entering the waterpark; when in line at food and retail areas, in locker rooms and restrooms, or when 6’ social distance cannot be maintained.
Frequent sanitation practices will continue. We are cleaning, counters, credit card keypads, door handles, restrooms, locker rooms, concessions tables, and other high-touch surfaces on a regular basis.
Please consider changing into your bathing suits and showering at home to reduce chances for exposure.
If the bathroom or locker rooms are full, please wait outside until guests exit.
Please refrain from touching retail items unless you plan to purchase them.
Deck chairs and lockers will be sanitized once daily.
Hand sanitizer will be available at points throughout the waterpark.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as our employees diligently work to provide a safe environment for everyone.
Group visitation must meet current guidelines. Specific areas will be designated for group use during waterpark visit.
Concessions operations will offer a streamlined menu. No refills will be offered for drinks. Sorry, no souvenir sports mug use or sales this year.
Annual Waterpark Passes will be valid this year, but do not guarantee admission when the waterpark is at capacity.
The waterpark and some features may be running at limited capacity due to state mandate or staffing levels.
Please do not move tables and chairs. They have been positioned to maintain proper social distancing between you and others.
Please do not congregate with those outside of your group.
Please put all of your trash in the trash cans provided.
If the waterpark is at capacity, you may have to wait in line to re-enter. Admission is not guaranteed based on passholder status or online ticket purchase (where applicable).
Lifeguards are focused on scanning the water, not enforcing social distancing or mask wearing. If you have a concern, please ask to speak to a manager and discuss your concerns.
Nice sized, kid-friendly water park.
This is a nice sized, kid-friendly water park with separate water areas. There is a kiddie pool, a splash area, a lap pool, two slides, and a separate pool for kids to play/swim. There are plenty of lifeguards too and they have safety vests free for kids. There are plenty of seating areas including grass on the perimeter. We went on a weekday so it was not too busy. The admission fee is very reasonable. You cannot bring any food in, only water, but the onsite food for sale (burgers, pizza, chicken nuggets, fries) is reasonably priced. They do have picnic tables outside the fence if you want to bring a picnic. The shower/changing could use some attention. Parking is free. Overall, my 5- and 3-year olds had a fun day!
Google Review - 08/16/2019 by Monica A.
Ocean Dunes Waterpark is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia.
Ocean Dunes Waterpark is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia. I was surprised to discover this waterpark in Arlington tucked into a neighborhood, but it is really a sweet spot to take the kids during the summer. The pools are kept clean and the lifeguards are attentive. My one issue seems to be the same as others where I feel that the changing rooms could definitely use some more attention. However, we love this pool enough to host a birthday for my children, which they loved so much that they've requested to have it there again. Aside from the pool, there is putt putt golf and batting cages available to use.
Yelp Review - 08/16/2019 by Rebecca C.
Staff was awesome and friendly.
Staff was awesome and friendly. Kids had a blast for a bday party. Fries were good and food is reasonably priced.
Google Review - 07/26/2019 by Maggie F.