Rattlesnake River at The Water Mine/Farifax County Park Authority

Every weekday in August, Reston Now will be offering suggestions for a Summer Bucket List — things to do, places to check out and activities to try in and around Reston before summer’s end.

Obviously, different ideas will appeal to different residents in different age groups. But we are open for ideas. If you have any “must-dos” of summer (even better: with a photo of you/your family participating in said event), email us at [email protected] and we will consider it.

Reston Summer Bucket List No. 9: Float the Lazy River 

What better way to while away a hot summer day than on a pool float? You don’t even have to do any work — the 2.5-mph current of The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole’s Rattlesnake River will move you.

The river is one of the features of The Water Mine, which recently underwent a $5.5 million expansion that includes a big, new water slide to appeal to older kids and teens.

The Water Mine, located at Reston’s Lake Fairfax Park, recently set a new attendance record after the new features opened Aug. 1. It has announced it will extend the summer 2015 season too. Instead of closing Labor Day, The Water Mine will remain open weekends in September, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To see various ticket prices, visit The Water Mine’s website. Happy floating!

Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority


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