Steve and Cheri Thurston Water Park

212 Butler Road, Falmouth, VA

The Steve and Cheri Thurston Water Park boasts a 25 X 25 meter pool, beach entry with splash pad and two 40 foot water slides! 


Season Passes

Season pass pricing varies based on date of purchase and member status. Click on the purchase link below for more information.



Day Passes

Day passes can be purchased upon entry at the water park gate.

Member $10
No additional discounts on day passes.

Birthday Parties

With the expectation of such a large turnout this year we aren’t doing the traditional water park birthday rentals (we are heavily limiting all groups as to reassess our safety protocols this year). If you have a group of 15 or more you can reserve a date with us and cost would be $8 person for non-water park members.

  • No outside food other than bottled water and baby food (no glass jars) permitted. Birthday party package are not being offered this year however cakes may be brought in with a scheduled group entry of 15 or more people


2022 Water Park Season


*Park hours and slide availability are subject to change based on special events, staffing, swim meets and/or weather. Refer to the Special Events calendar for early closures.

*YMCA camps will be attending the Water Park Monday-Friday, from 10am – 1pm.

YMCA Member Lap Swim: 6AM-7:45AM

Marlins Swim Team Practice: 7:45AM-10AM

May 27th Due to inclement weather, the water park will be closed on Friday, May 27th.
May 28th 10:00am – 8:00pm
May 29th 10:00am – 6:00pm
May 30th (Memorial Day): 10:00am – 8:00pm


June 1st – August 7th

Monday – Friday 10:00am-8:00pm (Slides on 12:00pm-7:45pm)
Saturday –10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 6:00pm


August 8th – September 4th

Monday – Friday TBD -8:00pm (Slides on TBD -7:45pm)
Saturday –10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 6:00pm


September 5th (Labor Day): 10:00am – 8:00pm


Special Events*

*The park will open late or close early on select dates.

  • June 10th: Late opening 11:00am
  • June17th: Late opening 11:00am
  • 4th of July*
  • July 8th: Late opening 11:00am
  • Luau: TBD*


Marlins Schedule (park closes at 4pm)

Wed, June 22 (rain date June 23)

Mon, June 27 (rain date June 28)

Mon, July 18 (rain date July 19)

Marlins Splash Night: Wed, July 13th (park closes at 4:30pm)


For more information on the Marlins and our other Swim Teams, click here.



  • No coolers allowed. You may keep them in your vehicle and have unlimited entry for the day of payment.
  • No outside food other than bottled water and baby food (no glass jars) permitted. Birthday cakes may be brought in with a scheduled birthday party package.
  • All swim bags will be checked to ensure outside food & drink are not brought into park due to health code restrictions.
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in the water.
  • Lifeguard must be on deck before anyone enters the pool.
  • Please shower off before entering the water. Bathing caps are highly recommended.


  • In the event of a thunderstorm, all pools (including whirlpools/spray down areas) will close for a minimum of 30 minutes after each instance of thunder or lightning. Guests are asked to leave the water park and wait in their vehicles until re-entry is safe.
  • Water Park restrooms are closed during thunderstorms.


  • No smoking on the YMCA campus. We are a smoke-free environment.
  • You are responsible for your children at all times.
  • Health codes mandate that diaper changing is restricted to bathrooms.
  • All children not potty-trained must wear swimmer diapers and a bathing suit.
  • All children less than 48” tall must be banded/swim tested. Band is required.  Replacement bands are $5 each.
  • Follow all slide rules and height restrictions.
  • All non-swimmers must stay in water below their armpits.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD’s (personal floatation devices) are allowed.
  • Any child wearing a pfd must be within arm’s reach of a parent.
  • Rough play will not be tolerated.
  • Swimmers under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a responsible person at least 16 years of age.
  • Enter the pool from the stairs or beach entry.
  • It is recommended to wait until food has settled after a meal to get back in the pool. (15-30 minutes)
  • Breath holding activities are not permitted.
  • No diving is allowed. There is no lap swim at the Water Park.
  • No running.


  • Please look to the lifeguard when the whistle blows to find out information/dangers or if the pool is being closed. Lifeguards are in charge of the pool.