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$5 Million Expansion Coming to Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Construction will officially get underway with a public groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m.

The $5 million dollar project will substantially increase the size of the Lake Fairfax facility. County photo
The $5 million dollar project will substantially increase the size of the Lake Fairfax facility. County photo

Residents of Fairfax County have enjoyed the Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole since it opened in the summer of 1997.  Over one million visitors have enjoyed a day on the lazy river, or sliding into the cool water. Now the recreational water park, owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, is expanding, adding more space and additional features.

Construction will officially get underway with a public groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m., according to a news release from the county. Those attending the ceremony may enter at the side entrance. The festivities will include refreshments as well as special activities for Water Mine attendees.

The $5 million dollar project will substantially increase the size of the Lake Fairfax facility. The expansion will include a 3,000 square foot tot spray pad with spray features, a 5,300 square foot active spray pad with spray features, a slide tower with three flume water slides, and an interactive play structure.  

Other project elements include a 1,000 square foot restroom and mechanical building, improvements to the pool deck, relocation of shade structures, new shade structures and related utility and site work.

The project is scheduled to be completed in late summer of 2015.  The Water Mine is located in Lake Fairfax Park at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston. 

Tammi Petrine July 04, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Yippee! This is what the Park Authority is "giving" Reston/Hunter Mill taxpayers INSTEAD OF a county-funded rec center! Bill Bouie and park authority board: We are just thrilled to death! Instead YOU want US in Reston's Small Tax District #5 to fund our OWN rec center??? How dumb do you think we are???
The Bratwurst King July 07, 2014 at 10:59 AM
so that's what you raised my taxes for?
Ana Ham July 08, 2014 at 08:04 PM
This place is so fun can't wait.

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