The A.V. Symington Aquatic Center is located within Ida Lee Park and features a 600-foot lazy river, large slide tower with two body flumes, drop slide, 25-yard lap pool, two gang slides, water pipe fall, crossing feature, dumping buckets, little squirt whale and floating snake and alligator.
Additionally, a large “beach” area with bubblers and water fountains, a concession stand and a grass picnic area are all available for swimmer use.
Admission is $5 ($6 weekends) for Leesburg residents, $9 ($10 weekends) for non-residents. Season passes are available. For further information on pool and party package rentals, camp reservations and more, call Ida Lee at 703-779-5390.
The $7 million center resembles a commercial water park more than a community pool and has sections designed for various age groups. The baby pool is surrounded by a shaded seating area where parents can watch their little ones play. Another area of the pool, intended for school-age children, is about three feet deep and decorated with plastic lily pads and a cargo net. The deepest end is for teenagers and includes a slide that sits about 20 inches above the water, creating a big drop at the end of the ride.