4. Paradise Cove, Richmond
For a day filled with adventure, head on down to Paradise Cove. Children and adults alike will enjoy the cool waters of the huge, eight lane swimming pool. The pool is complete with diving boards so you can practice all your flips and tricks or just make a big splash. Kiddies will love the play pool made just for them. It boasts a zero-depth entry as well as tons of interactive features. For hours of thrills and spills, there are two slides. Both tower forty feet above the park. Pick the straight slide for whooshing, wild speeds or pick the spiral slide for mysterious twists and turns. For smaller riders there’s a family slide that’s just the right size, and for tots there’s a butterfly slide. If you want to put up your feet and enjoy the water park from the shade, there are plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The park is complete with a concession for treats afterwards.