Cool fun awaits kids (and adults) of all ages at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) three area waterparks – Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! All three waterparks are open daily through Aug. 11. Weekend-only operations will begin Aug. 12 and continue through Labor Day.
Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. The largest waterpark in the Charleston area, Whirlin’ Waters features unique activities for all ages – from curious little ones to thrill-seeking adults. Children enjoy the Otter Bay pool area and The Big Splash Tree House featuring slides, sprays, interactive play elements and a giant bucket that dumps 1,000 gallons of water. Lily Pad Lagoon, a toddler play area, provides hours of fun with a shallow pool and spray geysers. Adults can unwind while drifting down the 870-foot-long Rollin’ River. The 27,000-square-foot Big Kahuna wave pool is a family favorite. For thrill seekers, Tubular Twister guarantees a rush of excitement. And the park’s Rip Tide Run mat racer slide takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition down the four-story slide toward the finish line.
Splash Zone, located in James Island County Park, is a popular park that brings the Caribbean to Charleston with island-style play structures and two 200-foot-long slides. Spend the day relaxing in the large leisure pool or floating endlessly on the lazy river.
Splash Island at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park is tucked deep within tropical vegetation and provides hours of fun and recreation for toddlers to pre-teenage children. Enjoy slides, sprays, geysers, waterfalls and more.
The waterparks also offer a full range of amenities including concessions, lockers for securing items, lounge chairs, showers and restrooms. Each waterpark is staffed with trained lifeguards to provide a safe experience. In an effort to support CCPRC’s stewardship initiatives, all three waterparks offer on-site composting bins in addition to recycling bins at main concession stands.
Park admission fees vary. Area residents are encouraged to take full advantage of the summer with the seasonal Basic Splash Pass, which allows unlimited admission into Splash Zone and Splash Island, or the Super Splash Pass, which also allows admission into Whirlin’ Waters! All three waterparks also offer military discounts on Mondays (one discounted admission per valid ID card), as well as Two For Tuesdays, in which guests can get one free admission when they buy one general admission. For daily rates and to purchase passes, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
For all three waterparks, hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information on the waterparks or to purchase waterpark passes, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app, or call 843-795-4386.