For those seeking refuge from the unforgiving summer sun, Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria provides a number of recreational activities for families, including the chilly Great Waves Water Park. Backed by four-story-high water slides and a wave pool, this park offers splashes of fun in a great location right off the beltway on Eisenhower Avenue. Cameron Run also features a miniature golf course and a nine-station batting cage.
Because of its smaller size than other parks routinely attended by Alexandria-area families such as Six Flags or Kings Dominion, Cameron Run is a well-kept secret for some. Do not let the smaller scope be a deterrent, however. The park provides nearby entertainment at a relaxed price for an inexpensive fee. For $17.50, Cameron Run patrons can enjoy all-day, unlimited use of the water park, miniature golf course, and batting cage.
Cameron Run Regional Park is located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria. For more information about the park, visit www.nvrpa.org/park/cameron_run or call 703-960-0767.
<1b>— Alexander Slippen