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Waterparks open daily starting May 26; Visit with Nickelodeon Characters on Wednesdays June 4-Aug. 13
5/22/2014 12:05:41 PM


Join the fun this summer at Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission's three area waterparks - Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin' Waters! The waterparks are open every day starting Memorial Day weekend, and they will even host some favorite Nickelodeon characters on Wednesdays starting June 4!


Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is located at North Charleston at 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 three spray geysers. Adults can drift down Rollin' River, a lazy river hosting 870 feet of relaxation. The Big Kahuna wave pool is a family favorite with 27,000 square feet of wave action. Looking for thrills? Tubular Twister guarantees a rush of excitement. Or, race down Riptide Run, a six-lane, 347-foot long slide.


Splash Zone, located within James Island County Park, brings the Caribbean to Charleston with island-style play structures. Coast down the park's two 200-foot slides, relax in the large leisure pool or float 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. 


NEW this year, your favorite Nickelodeon characters will be making special appearances at the waterparks on Wednesdays this summer! Catch them during your visit to Splash Zone, Splash Island, and Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark. Characters will make appearances between noon and 3:30 p.m. on select dates, and visits are included with regular waterpark admission. The following Nickelodeon characters will appear at these parks on these dates:

June 4: SpongeBob SquarePants at Splash Island

June 11: Diego from Go, Diego, Go! at Splash Zone

June 18: Dora the Explorer at Whirlin' Waters

June 25: Blue from Blue's Clues at Splash Island

July 2SpongeBob SquarePants at Splash Zone

July 9: Diego from Go, Diego, Go! at Whirlin' Waters

July 16Dora the Explorer at Splash Island

July 23Blue from Blue's Clues at Splash Zone

July 30SpongeBob SquarePants at Whirlin' Waters

Aug. 6Diego from Go, Diego, Go! at Splash Island

Aug. 13Dora the Explorer at Splash Zone

This schedule and further details are also available at


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. For all three waterparks, hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and operating dates are:


May 3 through May 25 - open weekends only

May 26 through August 15 - open daily

August 15 through Labor Day - open weekends only


For more information or to purchase waterpark passes, visit or call (843) 795-4386. 


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