Waterparks offering Special Needs Swim Nights in June and July

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark. On Saturday, June 23, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy.

Special Needs Swim Night will take place after the waterpark is closed to the general public, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Whirlin’ Waters is the largest waterpark in the Charleston area and is home to the Otter Bay kiddie pool area, the Big Splash Tree House, Rip Tide Run mat racer, Lily Pad Lagoon toddler play area, Rollin’ River lazy river, the Big Kahuna wave pool and the Tubular Twister slide complex. Lifeguards will be on duty throughout the evening.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will host an additional Special Needs Swim Night on July 14. Splash Zone Waterpark, located within James Island County Park, will offer a Special Needs Swim Night on July 28.

Admission to Special Needs Swim Nights is $9 per person attending at Whirlin’ Waters, or $7 per person at Splash Zone. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site. To purchase advance tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

In May, Whirlin’ Waters is open weekends only for the general public, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The park opened for daily admission starting May 28. Splash Zone is undergoing construction of a new attraction and will open for daily operations June 2. Charleston County Parks also owns and operates Splash Island Waterpark in Mount Pleasant, which is open weekends in May and daily starting June 2.

Special Needs Swim Night is made possible by the AccessABILITY program of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. For more information on these programs or the three Charleston County waterparks, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

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