Steve and Cheri Thurston Water Park

212 Butler Road, Falmouth, VA


August 12 - September 1:
Fri-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

September 2nd (Labor Day):
11:00am - 6:00pm

2019 Season Pass Form


2020 Pre-Season Pass Form


Inclement Weather Closures


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! Grab a meal or drink from Kiki’s Lunchbox, our onsite concession stand which offers a wide variety of healthy options as well as some kid-friendly favorites. The 2019 Season runs from May 26 through September 3rd. 




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

May 25th: 11:00am – 8:00pm

May 26th: 11:00am – 6:00pm

May 27th (Memorial Day): 11:00am – 8:00pm


May 31st – June 16th: 

Fridays 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturdays 11:00am – 8:00pm

Sundays 11:00am – 6:00pm


June 17th – August 11th:

Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm


August 12th – September 1st:

Friday – Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm


September 2nd (Labor Day): 11:00am – 6:00pm



Water Park Parties 2019


Water Park Party Request Form



$10 per day for Y-Members and their guests
$15 per day for Non-Members
Children age 2 and under are free.

$5 OFF AFTER 5 PM: Beginning June 18th, we offer a weekday evening discount of $5 OFF after 5 PM, available from 5:00-8:00 PM Monday through Friday (not valid on holidays or weekends).

All visitors must fill out & sign a waiver form each season. Print & sign your waiver in advance for faster processing!


Water Park Waiver




June 26th (Wednesday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Marlins Swim Meet


July 4th (Thursday): Park closes at 5:00pm for Rock the 4th Event

July 16th (Tuesday): Park closes at 6:00pm for Middle School Beach Night Event

July 17th (Wednesday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Marlins Swim Meet

July 22nd (Monday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Marlins Swim Meet

July 23rd (Tuesday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Marlins Make-up Meet


August 10th (Saturday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Luau Event

August 16th (Friday): Park closes at 5:00pm for Splash Bash

August 23rd (Friday): Park closes at 4:00pm for Member Appreciation Night Event


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 after 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.