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Our Special Harbor Spray Park at Lee District RECenter, Fairfax County Park Authority


Our Special Harbor Spray Park

Summer Operating Hours

Memorial Day Weekend through June 29

Weekends Only: 9:30am-7pm

June 30 through Labor Day

Weekends and Holidays: 9:30am-7pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 11am–5pm

Operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, the sprayground is located in the Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park, at the intersection of Rose Hill and Telegraph Roads.

If you like running through the sprinkler, you’ll love Our Special Harbor spray ground at Lee District Park in Franconia. The fully accessible complex features Chesapeake Bay-themed attractions including a spraying osprey nest, Chessie the sea serpent, misting sunflowers and a lighthouse. The beach area is quieter with softer bubblers and interactive water tables. The computerized water maze and dumping crab basket provide more lively activity.

Children will also enjoy the fully accessible tree house and the accessible Tiki Village playground in the nearby Family Recreation Area. General Admission is free. Group admission, per person, is $3 for Fairfax County residents, $8 for Non-County residents.

aqua shoesChildren (15 years and younger) on the spray pad must wear aquatic shoes or sandals at all times with an enclosed heel or strap on back to keep secured to the feet. Non-standing/non-mobile babies are exempt. Adults/parents/guardians, including employees, may wear flip-flops in lieu of the above. Street shoes are not permitted on the spray pad. For more information call 703-922-9841.

Admission is free; however there is a daily fee of $3 for each participant and chaperone for commercial or nonprofit groups (including day care centers, martial arts camps, YMCA, church groups, etc.). This fee does not apply to families. Space is limited for commercial/nonprofit groups; reservations can be by fax to 703-719-0987 or in-person through the Manager on Duty at Lee District RECenter prior to the visit.
Download Our Special Harbor Group Use Form.

 

Spray Ground Seeks Summer Volunteers

Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed at Our Special Harbor spray ground this summer. This is a great way for students to fulfill their community service requirements.

Volunteers will monitor visitors to ensure their safety, assist in welcoming guests to the facility, and perform custodial duties. Applicants must be able to communicate and interact with people of all ages and be comfortable working in a public setting and enforcing rules. This position requires volunteers to sit outdoors, in the sun, under an umbrella.
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Our Special Harbor Rules

  1. Food, drinks (with the exception of plastic water bottles), glass containers or breakable objects of any kind are not permitted. Bags and coolers are subject to inspection.
  2. Street shoes may not be worn past the gate.  Water shoes must be worn when on the wet pad.
  3. Running, horseplay or other conduct that adversely affects guest safety and the comfort of guests is prohibited.
  4. Drinking or spitting of spray water is prohibited.
  5. Climbing on play features is prohibited.
  6. Access to facility will temporarily close when capacity (247) is reached.
  7. Children under the age of 10 must be directly supervised by a guardian 16 years or older at all times.
  8. No smoking within 50 feet of the facility.
  9. If you have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, please do not play in the spray water.
  10. Anyone not toilet trained and incontinent adults must wear swim suit diapers or snug plastic pants under their swim suits. Cloth and disposable diapers are prohibited.
  11. Diapers are to be changed in bathrooms.
  12. Persons with skin infections, open wounds, nasal or ear discharge, or any communicable disease are prohibited from playing in the water.
  13. All youth groups must have 1 chaperone for every 8 children. Chaperones must be 16 years or older.
  14. Groups of 15 people or more must make arrangements at least 24 hours prior to their visit date by calling the Lee District Park RECenter at 703-922-9841.  Groups of 15 people or more who do not make advance arrangements may not be admitted to the facility.
  15. The actions and conduct of an organized group are the responsibility of the group leader. Misconduct of individuals may result in dismissal of the group.
  16. Skateboards, roller blades, in-line skates, bicycles, pets, water balloons, beach balls, Frisbees, pool noodles or piñatas are not allowed in the spray ground area.
  17. The facility will be closed and evacuated during inclement weather conditions at the direction of staff.
  18. Only authorized staff members are allowed in the filter rooms, chemical storage rooms, storage closets and office.
  19. Fairfax County Park Authority is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  20. Please report injuries or suspicious persons or activities to the attendant immediately.
  21. Directions of the Spray Park staff must be obeyed at all times

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