Steve and Cheri Thurston Water Park

212 Butler Road, Falmouth, VA


May 26 - June 14
Fridays 4:00-8:00pm
Saturdays 11:00 am-8:00pm
Sundays 12:00-6:00pm

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 2018 Season runs from May 26 through September 3rd. 



Fridays 4:00-8:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am-8:00pm
Sundays 12:00-6:00pm

MEMORIAL DAY 5/28 (Priority Entry)

Monday 11:00am-8:00pm

FULL-TIME 6/16 – 9/2

Mon.—Sat. 11:00am-8:00pm
Sundays 12:00-6:00pm

LABOR DAY 9/3 (Priority Entry)

Monday 11:00am-6:00pm

*Hours are subject to change for special
events. See Events Schedule for early
closures and special events.


Inclement Weather Closures



$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



Download our app for early closure and inclement weather alerts! Search “Rappahannock Area YMCA” in the App Store or Google Play Store!


2018 Water Park Guide




January 1 through April 30

Family: $350

Individual: $200


After May 1

Family: $400

Individual: $250


January 1 through April 30

Family: $525

Individual: $325


After May 1

Family: $575

Individual: $375



2018 Season Pass Form



To book a party or after hours rental at the Water Park, contact Lea Althouse at We start taking reservations on April 1st, 2018.


Water Park Parties 2018


Party Request Form




25th  Pirate’s Cove Kick-Off

Friday, 5/26: 4:30-7:30 PM


28th Memorial Day

Monday, 5/25 11 AM-8 PM




15th Luau Party

Friday 6/15 from 6-10 PM

*Park closed to the public/ticket holders only


20th Marlins Swim Meet

Weds 6/20 or Rain Date 6/21

*Park closes 4:30 PM


25th Marlins Spirit Night

Monday, 6/25: 6-8 PM

Open to public. Details below.


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


5th Marlins Swim Meet

Thurs, 7/5 or Rain Date 7/6

*Park closes 4:30 PM


4th  Rock the 4th Party

Weds, 7/4: 6 PM until the

parking lot clears. Rain Date 7/5


*Park closes 5 PM


9th Marlins Spirit Night

Monday 7/9: 6-8 PM

Open to public. Details below.



20th Middle School Beach Night

Friday 6/20 from 6:30-9 PM Rain Date 7/21

*Park closes at 5:30 PM


23rd Marlins Swim Meet

Monday, 7/23 or Rain Date 7/24

*Park closes 4:30 PM


30th Marlins Spirit Night

Monday 7/30: 6-8 PM

Open to public. Details below.



8th Member Appreciation

Wed, 8/8: 7-9 PM

*Park closes 6:30 PM


17th Flick ‘n’ Float

Friday 8/17: 8-10 PM



3rd Labor Day (last day)

Monday, September 3

11-6pm  Priority entry



  • 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.
  • Lifeguard must be on deck before anyone enters the pool.
  • Please shower off before entering the water. Bathing caps are highly recommended.
  • Slides & restrooms close 15 minutes prior to park closing time.


  • 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, rubber pants & 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.


  • Slides and spray toys will be turned off 15 minutes before closing so that maintenance can be performed.
  • 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.
  • At 3:45 PM daily Monday through Saturday there will be 15 minutes of adult swim, during which the slides will close to allow lifeguards to break and rotate.