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! 


2021 Water Park Season

Season Dates:

May 28th – September 6th, 2021


Water Park Hours*

*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 28th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
May 29th: 10:00am – 8:00pm
May 30th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
May 31st (Memorial Day): 11:00am – 8:00pm


June 1st – 13th:
Monday – Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday –10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 6:00pm


June 14th – August 8th
Monday – Friday 7:00am-8:45am: Lap Swim (All YMCA members: sign up on app)
11:00am-8:00pm: Park opens (Slides on 12:30am-7:30pm)
Saturday –10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 6:00pm


August 9th – September 5th: 
Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm (no slides)
Saturday –10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 6:00pm


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


Day Passes

Only credit/debit is accepted at the Water Park gate. If you need to pay by cash or check you can do so at the front desk inside the Massad building.

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

Day Pass Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Guest Registration


Season Passes

2021 YMCA Member Family: $350

2021 Non-Member Family: $575



Water Park Private Rentals

Availability is based on Water Park Hours. CLICK HERE for more information and to submit a rental request.

Due to capacity restrictions during the 2021 season, we will not be offering birthday party packages.


Special Events & Early Closures

July 4th –   4:00PM: Rock the 4th Event

July 20th – 6:45PM: Marlins Banquet

July 23rd – 5:45PM: Private Rental

July 26th – 4:00PM: Special Needs Splash

AUG 4th – 5:30PM: Private Rental

AUG 13th – CLOSED: Luau Event



Practice Schedule

June 1 – 10 (Monday through Thursdays only)
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 10 Years Old and Under
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 11 Years Old and Over

June 14 – July 21 (Monday through Friday)
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 11 Years Old and Over
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 10 Years Old and Under


Meets (pending RSL) *Possible 4pm closing time depending on regulations.
June 23rd
July 7th
July 21st


RappYFit Mobile App

If you have not had your RappYFit Mobile App account activated yet, please contact your branch Membership Director:

Caroline: Schericka Twyner –
King George: Erin Reiley –
Ron Rosner: Israel Peltz –
Massad: Melissa Taylor –


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.