Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Cool fun awaits Lowcountry residents and visitors every day at Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three waterparks - Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark. All three area waterparks are now open daily through Aug. 16.
Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located in 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. At Whirlin’ Waters, children will 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, also provides hours of fun with a shallow pool and three different spray geysers. Adults can unwind while drifting 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 is guaranteed to provide a rush of excitement. Or, race down Riptide Run, a six-lane, 347-foot long water slide.
Splash Zone, located within James Island County Park, brings the Caribbean to Charleston with island-style play structures and slides. Spend the day coasting down the two 200-foot slides, relaxing in the 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-teen children. Enjoy slides, sprays, geysers, waterfalls and more. Each waterpark also offers a full range of amenities including concessions, lockers for securing items, lounge chairs, showers and restrooms. Each park is staffed with trained lifeguards to provide a safe experience.
Waterpark hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and operating dates, for all three waterparks, are:
May 27 – Aug. 18: Open Daily
After Aug. 18 – Labor Day: Open Weekends Only
Waterpark season passes are available for purchase, and visitors will find special admission rates on the Extra Value Days – Military Mondays, Two For Tuesdays and Tropical Thursdays (Tropical Thursdays at Whirlin’ Waters only). For more information on waterpark admission rates or to purchase waterpark passes, visit www.splashparks.com or call 843-795-4386.