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Nothing says summertime like a day at the pool. Not only is Fredericksburg home to several family friendly pools, it's also about an hours drive from big, exciting waterparks! We've rounded up a few of our favorite local pools and three waterparks you definitely need to check out this summer!


Top Ten Pools And Waterparks.


1) Rappahannock YMCA pools- You guys voted the YMCA pools a Family Favorite for a reason! Each YMCA branch offers a pool for open swim, water therapy, swim lessons, swim teams, and American Red Cross certifications! Visit them online for branch pool descriptions. 

2) Massad YMCA Waterpark- Boasting a super fun splash pad, zero-depth entry kiddie pool, puddle jumpers, and water slides of all sizes, the Massad YMCA has really put a lot of thought into meeting the needs of families at all stages in life. Season and day passes are available

3) Dixon Park Pool- Located in Fredericksburg City, Dixon Park Pool has waterslides, a zero-depth entry wading pool, and is FREE for city residents. Dixon Park Pool also hosts several family friendly events during the summer.

4) Curtis Park Pool- Love to swim? Curtis Park Pool has an Olympic size swimming pool with diving area, a zero-depth entry wading pool with water umbrella, swim lessons, and a concession stand. 

5) Loriella Park Pool- Loriella Park Pool is the classic community pool we all grew up with. Including swim lanes and a separate baby pool. Loriella Park Pool is available for birthday parties. Note: They are a cash only pool. Please check their website for daily fees.

<p6)Chancellor Swim Club - Chancellor Swim Club is private swim club located on Route 3. Amenities include a 25-yard outdoor pool, fence-enclosed baby pool, newly renovated pool house, snack bar, basketball and volleyball courts, and ample parking. Swimming lessons, pool rentals, and movie nights are offered throughout the season.


Woodlands Pool & Splashpad- Looking for a splashpad for the kids? Check out Woodlands Pool & Splashpad off of Garrisonville Rd! Note: The indoor pool is open year round, while the splashpad of only available during the summer. Woodlands Pool & Splashpad is also available for birthday parties.


If you don't mind a drive...



Pirate's Cove, Lorton, Va-  Pirate's Cove has a large pirate themeed structure with a 300- gallon dumping bucket, spraying palm trees, large pool, spacious tot pool with clam shell slide, and Buccaneer Beach- a large sand play area.

9) Soak City Water Park at Kings Dominion, Doswell, Va- Soak City Water Park is a whopping TWENTY ACRES and has water activities for all ages; including exciting water slides, a wave pool, chutes, and Splash Island. Splash Island is a splash pad with slides designed for young children.

10) Atlantis Water Park, Centreville, Va- Atlantis has it all.. Large pools, a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket, waterslides, water squirters, great food, souvenirs, and kids activities! 


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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.