The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers a variety of rental space. From private shaded areas for families or small groups, to canopies that can accommodate up to 40, 80, or even 100 people, our rentals fit every event need.
Rental benefits include accelerated entry into the waterpark through a dedicated reservation line, guaranteed admission despite reached daily capacity with payment of admission, and exclusive shade with seating.
Pavilion rentals are available inside the waterpark as well as at Lake Fairfax Park which is located adjacent to The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.
Full-day Bunkhouse Cabana, Ace-High Awning, Pete’s Bungalow, and Big Auger or Top Railer canopy tents are now available to reserve online through credit card transactions. Availability for FUNbrella, half-day, and ¼ canopy tent rentals will also be viewed through the online rental calendar, but processed through the submission of a web-request form and finalized with over-the-phone payment. If assistance is needed, follow the steps defined below:
Once clicking the “Check Availability” button below, you will be redirected to the general Parktakes Reservation Portal.
Full-Day Rental Payment Process:
Half-Day/Quarter Tent Request Process:
The Big Auger
The Top Railer
The Top Railer and the Big Auger are available April 26 through September 30. The canopy tents are not available weekdays when the water park is open. These areas may be isolated from the water park on weekends when the water park is open. Capacities for shelters are made in collaboration of the Health Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal and are not negotiable. Electricity may be available with reservation of the Big Auger location. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Reserve a full tent at least 7 days in advance. Quarter canopy tents are available to reserve from 14 to 2 days in advance.
If you would like to have direct and guaranteed Water Mine access* when the Water Mine is open, then you must pay a partial admission payment of $240 for the first 20 admissions in addition to the rental fee. The partial admission payment is due at the time of reservation. A guest list is due five days prior to the reservation date and the remaining admission total will be paid for upon arrival at the $12/person reduced rate.
*No access will be granted prior to opening or after closing due to safety policies.
|Rental Areas||Max Capacity||Rental Fee|
|The Big Auger
Full-Day Prime1 $350.00*
Quarter (1/4) Tent
|25 people||Full-Day $99
Half-Day Non-Prime2 Fee $49**
Half-Day Prime1 $59**
|The Top Railer
|max 100 people||
Full-Day Prime1 $350.00*
Quarter (1/4) Tent**
|Max for quarter (1/4) 25 people||Full-Day $99
Half-Day Non-Prime2 Fee $49*
Half-Day Prime1 $59**
*Rental Fee is a per day, single use rate.
FUNbrellas are great for parties of 32 people or less*. FUNbrellas are large umbrella-shaped shaded structures with 5 picnic tables that are located in different areas of the Water Mine. They are available for a 3-hour preset time block on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. No electricity is available. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Download map to view the locations of the different Funbrellas within the Water Mine. Reserve at least 2 days in advance.
*Minimum of 10 people.
|Available Days||Available Times|
|Friday, Saturday, or Sunday||10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.*
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.*
*Afternoon times can be reserved upon request, pending availability.
|Funbrella Area||Max Capacity||Rental Fee and Admission Rate|
|Blossom Rock||max 32 people*||Rental Fee: $105 for three hour minimum
Additional hours: $35 per hour
Admissions: $12 per person for everyone age three and above
|Coyote Hole||max 32 people*|
|River Bottom||max 32 people*|
*Minimum of 10 people
Add some exclusivity, privacy, and relaxation to your day with the rental of one of The Water Mine's bungalow, cabanas or awnings. Included in the reservation are a table, chairs, and personal inner-tubes for the lazy river. Reservations are available on a first-come first-serve basis, pending availability, and for parties of 10 people or fewer.
These shaded areas sell out regularly and pre-booked reservations are not required, but recommended. Full payment of rental fee is required to reserve. Rental fee does not include admission. General admission is paid for upon arrival for everyone utilizing the rental area. Reserve a full-day at least 2 days prior to visit or at the park when you arrive. Half-day rentals are available to reserve from 2 days before to the day of arrival.
Ace-high Awnings, Bunkhouse Cabanas and Pete's Bungalow are only available during The Water Mine operating hours. Awnings, Cabanas and Bungalow rentals require an admissions fee for everyone using the shelter because they are inside of the water park.
|Rentable Areas||Capacity||Rental Fees|
|Ace-High Awning||6 people||
Full-Day Prime1 $85
|Bunkhouse Cabana||8 people||
Full-Day Prime1 $99
|Pete's Bungalow||10 people||
Full-Day Prime1 $109
*Half day reservations available from Opening-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-Closing, excluding holidays.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035