ALEXANDRIA, VA. - This Saturday, June 9th Pohick Bay Regional Park will once again be under attack!
Be on hand for this fun annual event as pirate’s storm the beach at Pohick Bay, on their way to Pirate’s Cove Waterpark in Lorton.
The day begins at 10 a.m. with the opening of Pirate Camp and a dusk treasure hunt throughout the park. The School for Scallywags also opens at the Marina at 10 a.m.
Then, all hands on deck as a pirate battle ensues!
The scuffle at the marina will ensue, completing at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark (from 12:30 to 3 p.m.). The day will conclude with a variety of children’s activities and living history. It’s a day of great food, great fun, and so much more...Ahoy!
All Pirate related events are free throughout the day. Regular admission prices to the Waterpark and Treasure Island Mini-Golf will apply. Gate fees may apply.
Pirate’s Cove Waterpark contains a pirate-themed play feature with a giant dumping barrel, two kid-friendly slides and water spraying palm trees.
A tot pool features a shipwreck slide, spraying jets and crab and fish tiles throughout. In and around the pool area, giant fiberglass pirates and large parchment signs adorn the deck and provide stories and information about the real golden age of piracy. One of the most popular features is Buccaneer Beach, where young scallywags can dig for buried coins and redeem their findings for eye patches, plastic swords and other treasures.
It’s also perfect timing for visitors to check out Pirate’s Cove’s newest feature – a waterslide tower with two awesome slides! The tower, which rises a full 30 feet off the waterpark’s concrete deck, is situated near the back of Pirate’s Cove, in view as you enter towards the rear left. It features a pair of slides - one open and one enclosed - which curl around each other in a number of different loops before riders reach the slide tubs at the bottom.
The slides are red and yellow, and the tower is adorned with the flags and pirate imagery that have become the hallmarks of Pirate’s Cove since its renovation. It is the first major feature added to the facility since the dumping bucket and play feature were added into the main swimming pool in 2008.
Be sure to check out the waterpark’s new web site at www.piratescovepohick.com
For detailed hours and directions visit www.nvrpa.org.