Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Three Area Waterparks All Three Parks Open Weekends Only

For Immediate Release, April 2012
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Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Three Area Waterparks
All Three Parks Open Weekends Only

Cool fun awaits Lowcountry residents and visitors at Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three area waterparks - Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! All three waterparks open for the season on May 5, and are open weekends only in May. Splash Zone opens daily beginning May 21, Whirlin’ Waters and Splash Island are open daily beginning May 28.

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. Children enjoy the Otter Bay pool area and The Big Splash Tree House featuring racer slides, sprays, tons of 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? The slides of Riptide Run and the Tubular Twister are guaranteed to provide a rush of excitement.

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 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. Spend a fun-filled day enjoying slides, sprays, geysers, waterfalls and take an energizing whirl in the Cyclone, an awesome ten-minute water ride.

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 are:

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark (North Charleston at Wannamaker County Park)

May 5-May 27 weekends only; May 28 – August 17 daily; and August 18 – Labor Day weekends only

Splash Zone (at James Island County Park)

May 5-May 20 weekends only; May 21 – August 17 daily; and August 18 – Labor Day weekends only

Splash Island (at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park)

May 5-May 27 weekends only; May 28 – August 17 daily; and August 18 – Labor Day weekends only

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

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