National Parks / Natural World
Upton Hill Regional Park Arlington
Where are we going today?
It's so much fun when you find a family park, that is SO much more than a park!
Upton Hill Regional Park is filled with fun activities that will fill your family day out with outdoor adventure. Let's start with the fun Ocean Dunes Waterpark!
This fun beach-themed water park is where kids can slip, slide and soak all day long! There are lanes where you can splash about and test your skills in the water, or you can take on the very fun and winding slide that will splash you right into the pool at the bottom!
Watch out for the 500 gallon dumping bucket that might dump on you at any time! There are also fun water features such as waterfalls and squirters that kids can play in.
Fancy teeing up? Then get ready for that hole in one at the deluxe mini golf! Kids, get that aim ready, because there are a few obstacles that will be in your way!
Swing! Batter up! Don't forget that at Upton Hill Regional Park there are six batting cages too - those champions had to start somewhere! There are slow, medium and fast pitches, and bats and helmets are provided - so what are you waiting for!
Let's not forget to take the walking shoes, because Upton Hill Regional Park also have a number of great trails to get you into the surrounding woodland. You can explore the whole complex, and take your camera because there are some great views of the surrounding area.
Water fun, batting cages, mini golf, nature...what else could you want from a park! Great fun in Virginia nature.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsPark free. $12 for unlimited activities/day
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
Park open dawn to dusk
All year round. Activities vary.
There are plenty of picnicking areas that you can enjoy your own lunch at. .
Make sure you take plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks for that energy!.
Any Top Tips?
You can have your birthday party in the park! The birthday package includes 10 friends, free mini golf and batting cages, and you just bring your own food and drink!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to individual staff about the attractions, but the park has plenty of paved walkways for wheelchairs.
You can purchase the activities as individual admissions too if you want. .
What people are saying?
by John Garrett
I'm 36 years old in the slow-pitch softball cage. Do I really need a helmet with a facemask? Especially when they don't really have adult sizes anyway? C'mon, guys.
by Sara Hansard
I think this is the best pool in the D.C. area. It's outdoors, it's public so everyone can go and it costs far less than private pools, it has a six-lane lap pool, a large open pool, two big water slides, a cool "sprinkler" area and giant Adirondack chair in the kid play area, a baby pool and a snack bar. What more could anyone want? Plus there is a putt-putt golf course and a batting cage for separate fees and picnic tables in the park. If you're not a member of a community pool and you're reasonably close check it out.
by Melissa Cecchine
This is a great public pool if live in Arlington. On the weekends it is best to get there early in day or late afternoon to be able to get a lounge chair; however there is a grassy area if not. Fees are $8 adults and $6.75 for kids. They have pool passes if you attend frequently to be more cost effective. They also have mini golf and batting cages.
by Anthony Ragano
Google is stating this is close. It isn't. It's open until 8PM
by A Google User
this a great place to have a fun time!!