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 22, 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, the Tubular Twister slide complex and the new attraction, The Washout. 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 13. Splash Zone Waterpark, located within James Island County Park, will offer a Special Needs Swim Night on July 27. In the event of rain, the Whirlin’ Waters events will be rescheduled for July 20. Splash Zone’s rain date will be Aug. 3. 

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 and Splash Zone, along with Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, are open weekends only for the general public, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The parks open for daily admission in June.

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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