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.
Along with the Fitcore Extreme obstacle course, Rockwater Park also has a 40-yd dash course, a splash pad, a disc golf course, and a climbing boulder. The splash pad was closed down last year due to Covid. Hopefully, it will open this summer. There are future plans for a playground. Update: The splashpad is open as of 4/27/2021, and there’s a new playground! The splash pad will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. dail
There’s plenty of parking, a pavilion and bathrooms. 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.