Beat the Heat at Meade Park Water Park

Arden PlaceThings to Do in Charlottesville

water park in charlottesville

Share the love!

As one of the few water parks in Charlottesville, the Onesty Family Aquatic Center at Meade Park is a popular summer spot for families. Opening in the summer of 2009, it is named after Louis A. Onesty. He is considered the “Father of Swimming” in the Charlottesville area due to his support of youth swimming programs. 

In addition to a 7,400-square-foot leisure pool with beach entry, this popular water park is home to a variety of features. These include a current channel, in-water playgrounds, lap lanes, hydrotherapy spa, diving board, lazy river, as well as water slides. There are also shallow play areas for toddlers and younger children. For your convenience, they offer family dressing rooms and lockers. 

Hours of Operation

  • May 25 – 27: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • May 28 – 31: Closed
  • June 1 – 2: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • June 3 – 7: Closed
  • June 8 – Aug. 20: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (daily, except closed on Wednesdays)
  • Aug. 21 – 23: Closed
  • Aug. 24 – 25: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 26 – 30: Closed
  • Aug. 31 – Sept. 2: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Pool Fees & Passes

Although single-day admission tickets are available, if you plan on frequenting the Meade Park this summer then you should consider purchasing an outdoor pool pass. Summer pool passes are valid from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which is from late May to early September. Daily admission passes cost around $4-6 on average, as well as discounted rates for seniors and disabled persons. Additionally, Charlottesville residents receive a discounted price in comparison to non-residents. If going to the pool is a weekly activity for your family during the summer, then a pool pass is a much more affordable option in the long run. Furthermore, you will receive discounts by purchasing multiple passes. 

Cool off from the hot summer sun by visiting the Meade Park water park in Charlottesville! Bring snacks and drinks in a cooler, or order pizza by the pool. For a fun day with the whole family, be sure to add the Onesty Family Aquatic Center to your summer bucket list! 


luxury charlottesville apartments

Arden Place Luxury Apartments in Charlottesville is one of the top apartment communities in the area. Neither urban, nor rural, Arden Place offers the perfect atmosphere for its residents to work and play at the city’s many parks. Schedule a tour and see why we recently received the 2018 SatisFacts Resident Satisfaction Award.

Share the love!