Visitors of Waterworks Waterpark in Dale City may notice a few changes this summer.
Several updates have been made to the children’s play area.
Children and adults checked out the changes on Saturday, when the waterpark reopened for the season.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 11:30 a.m.
Jane Beyer from Supervisor Maureen Caddigan’s office was in attendance.
The 6,600 square-foot splash pad offers 13 spray features, a dumping bucket and two slides.
It’s also accessible to individuals who have a disability.
Updates have been made to the bathrooms and parking lot to make it compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, according to Amarjit Riat, a construction project manager from Prince William County Parks and Recreation.
“All of the citizens who are disabled — they can come here to the park and enjoy their time,” Riat said.
Officials also added new ropes, new lights, and a new gel coat for the slides.
The $2.5 million project was partially funded by the office of Supervisor John Jenkins, which contributed $71,600.
According to Jenkins, the updated waterpark was long overdue.
“We had an old waterpark, but it really was inadequate with the large growth that we’ve had in population,” Jenkins said. “So I’m pleased that we had a good crowd from the community out here this morning for the ribbon cutting, and I hope that the kids and the grown ups … will be able to make good use of it.”
Waterworks Waterpark, which is located at Andrew Leitch Park, will be operating on weekends until June 11.
Between June 11 and August 26, the park will be open every day.
It will close for the season after Labor Day weekend.
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