Cub Run RECenter

Recreation Center

Editorial Review

Fairfax County residents and RECenter members are eligible for an admission discount.

Scott Vogel reviewed the rec center's indoor water park for The Washington Post:

For 10 minutes each hour at Cub Run, all children are asked to leave the 4,860-square-foot leisure pool. During these respites -- meant to encourage the little ones to take bathroom breaks -- you get a glimpse of what the world could be like. The glee subsides, the water cannons and tumble buckets fall silent, and the only sound you hear is a few intrepid parents padding up the tube slide stairs. The kids-free quality time comes at a price -- namely the sight of a few hundred mad-faced children following your every move -- but it's all worth it for a spectacular, 205-foot-long ride through an enclosed tube that exits and then reenters the building before gently emptying into a trough. Of equal interest and greater speed is the 20-foot-high giant corkscrew that dominates the facility, as well as a miniature version for the kids when big people time ends. To catch your breath, try bobbing along the brief lazy river channel or plunging into the vortex, which provides a bowl's eye view of the toilet-flushing experience.

Slides open Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from noon-8 p.m.