The days are getting warmer and school is winding down for the year. What can you do with the kids on these long hot summer days to keep them busy and active? The break between June and September can seem very, very long without ample activities and outlets for fun, exercise, socialization, and cooling off. Manassas has some excellent options for the pubic. If you don’t have a pool in your community, here are some ideas to enjoy summer fun with family and friends.
The public pool managed by the City of Manassas is Stonewall Park Pool. It is located on Stonewall Rd. in Manassas. It has a large pool for laps or open play, a slide into the pool, a kiddie area so the little ones can play safely, picnic tables and a diving board. This pool is open just on the weekends now until June 14th, when it will be open every day. Pool hours are 11am - 7pm.
Season passes are a great way to save money if you think you could be using the facilities throughout the season. They cost $100 per person or 4 for $300. If you aren’t sure you’d use the pool that much, you can try it out with daily rates, ranging from $1 - $20 depending on age, size of your group, and hours you’re attending. Children under the age of 3 get in for free!
Swimming lessons are available in a group and private setting. The summer class schedule is not out yet, but check back on their website for more details. As with other outdoor pools and recreation activities, Stonewall Park Pool will close with the threat of a storm, water contamination, or if there are too many people to ensure safety. Pool closures is at the manager’s discretion, so you may want to call first to make sure they are open before you head over.
Another great option for swimming and recreation in our area is Splashdown Waterpark. This is a super-fun water playground for kids and adults. There are water slides and tubes,SplashDown is located within Ben Lomond Regional Park in Prince William County. Ben Lomond Park has a variety of outdoor amenities, including ball fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and a children’s playground. The waterpark has six awesome water slides, a 25-meter lap pool, an activity pool, sand volleyball, tons of sand to play in, plus a children’s area with bubblers, fountains and pint-sized water slides for pint-sized fun!
If outdoor pools are not to your liking, or you want to get out of the sun, Freedom Center is an incredible resource in our area. Here you can engage in swim or fitness classes, free swim, lifeguard training, and all kinds of camps. This is a unique and valuable place that could have a whole blog just on all of the activities here.
We are proud of all the summer fun activities and resources we have in Manassas and Prince William County. If you are considering moving into the area, please let us know and we can help you will all our area has to offer.