If your kids need to run off some steam or your teens need some friendly competition, then a stop at Rockwater Park (or the Ninja Park as it’s known) may be the answer. It gets it name “Ninja Park” from the ninja-warrior style obstacle course it offers. This obstacle course will definitely keep teens engaged and coming back to improve their skills. It’s even fun for kids and adults.
This park opened in 2018 and encompasses 32-acres of rolling farmland. There are 1.7 miles of paved trails that weave through the trees. The paths are mostly uphill, so you’ll definitely get a workout. If you’re looking for an easy stroll, this isn’t it. There’s excellent bird watching opportunities and abundant wildlife. There are also benches along the trails if you need to take a break.
Along with the Fitcore Extreme obstacle course, Rockwater Park also has a 40-yd dash course, a splash pad, a fun playground, a disc golf course, and a climbing boulder. There’s also a LOVEworks sign out front.
Update: The splash pad is open as of 5/2/2022. The splash pad will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
If you’re heading to the splash pad, make sure to bring towels, sunscreen, and a change of clothes. Glad we had a change of clothes as my son wanted to play at the park and ninja course.
There’s plenty of parking (56 spots), a pavilion with a picnic table and bathrooms. There are no changing tables in the bathrooms.
There’s not much shade at this park. You’ll find three shade stands near the splash pad. The playground and ninja course have artificial turf.
There’s a one-way entry and exit to the park.
Rockwater Park Address: 421 Madison Road
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Website: Culpeper Tourism | Rockwater Park
Click HERE for the disc-golf map.
The Ninja Park is only a 5-minute drive from Lake Pelham where you can rent kayaks and canoes for only $5 an hour. You can also grab lunch and yummy ice cream at The Ole Country Store & Bakery. It’s adjacent to Lake Pelham.
You may want to make a day of it and stop at Yoder’s Country Market. Yoder’s has a small play area and petting farm. My kids love feeding the animals. You can buy feed inside the store. It’s only a 20-minute drive from Lake Pelham.Yoder’s Address: 2105 S Seminole Trl, Madison, VA 22727