Marinas/Amusements may close early or be put on hold due to weather conditions. Please call in advance to determine the operational status when inclement weather has occurred or is forecasted to occur.
Due to forecasted weather, the Water Mine will be closed for the remainder of the day.
Welcome to the Family Recreation Area at Franconia Park, home to Our Special Harbor and Chessie’s Big Backyard, a fully accessible recreation area for EVERYONE to enjoy!
If you like running through the sprinkler, you’ll love Our Special Harbor. This fully accessible Chesapeake-Bay themed sprayground has fun features 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.
For safety, children (15 years and younger) enjoying the spray park, MUST wear aquatic shoes or sandals with a manufactured back strap at all times; non-standing, non-mobile, babies are exempt; adults may wear flip-flops instead of aquatic shoes or sandals with a manufactured back strap. Street shoes are NOT PERMITTED in the sprayground.
General Admission is free for families; however there is a daily fee for each participant and chaperone for commercial or nonprofit groups. $5 for Fairfax County residents, $10 for Non-County residents. Space is limited for commercial/nonprofit groups.
Commercial and Non-profit groups will be accepted on a walk-up basis, no advanced reservations will be accepted this season. Group size cannot exceed more than 10% of current capacity.
|May 28 - June 12||Saturday, Sunday & Holidays||9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|June 13 - Aug 21||Daily|
|11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays|
|11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri|
|9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat/Sun/Holidays|
|Aug 22 - Sept 5||Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Only||9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|April 2 - May 29||Saturday & Sunday||11 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|May 30 - Aug 21||Daily||11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays|
|11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri|
|9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat/Sun/Holidays|
|Aug 22 - Oct 30||
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Only
|11 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035