Summer Fun Guide

Summer Fun 2017: Splash Pads, Water Parks & More

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Splash Pads, Water Parks & More

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This interactive, zero-depth water playground is a place your children are sure to enjoy. Splash opens for the season on April 29, 2017 and closes September 30, 2017. The fee is $3 per person or $40 for a 15 visit Splash Pass.  Wristbands and Splash Passes may be purchased at the park entrance. A $5 parking fee applies.


Waterpark_Logo_W_ShadowPALMETTO FALLS WATER PARK @ Fort Jackson (typically opens the last weekend of May)

Features of the Water Park include:
A 10,000 sq. ft. Family Pool
• Two Water Slides
• A 600 sq. foot Splashdown pool
• A 2,500 sq. foot Kiddy Pool
• A Lazy River stretching 800 linear feet.
• Snack Bar

I HIGHLY recommend spending some time on the website to find out exactly what you need to do, where to go, etc. Given that Palmetto Falls Water Park is on Fort Jackson, they have some pretty particular rules. It’s not super difficult. But it’s best to go prepared.


Waterfall Junction at Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Waterfall Junction at Riverbanks Botanical Garden invites families and children of all ages to get outdoors and explore nature. Imagination blooms in this 3-acre wonderland where you can pop in and out of a rabbit hole, unearth a life-size replica of a T-Rex, frolic between giant tree houses and kid-size playhouses, splash around and under a 25-foot cascading waterfall* and run — or rest — on a grassy meadow. Cool refreshments await at The Oasis concession stand. NEW this year, Lil Sprouts Splash Zone — for our youngest visitors. * All children ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children must be older than 2 to play in or around the Aflac Splash Zone; children ages 2 and younger are invited to play in the Lil Sprouts Splash Zone with adult supervision. Children under age 4 must wear proper swim diapers or must be fully potty trained to play in any water features. Water shoes are recommended. Regular admission rates.


August 15, 2013 1021Splash Pad and Indoor Pool at Northwest YMCA

The Northwest YMCA on Kennerly Rd in the Irmo/Ballentine area offers an indoor pool and outdoor splash pad. Family memberships are only $75 and get you these features and more, like the indoor playground and discounts on youth athletics and lessons.

CorleyparkCorley Street Park

Located at 210 Corley St., Lexington, 29072, Corley Street Park has a neat splash/spray pad in addition to a playground, swings and covered picnic areas. Added bonus is it’s a pretty shady park. (It’s been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. Glad they added bathrooms!)

Melvin Park

Melvin Park is ICRC’s newest park!  Located at 370 A Eptings Camp Road, Chapin South Carolina, 29036
The Melvin Park Splash will open for the season on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m.  Hours of operation at 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily Monday Through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Wristbands are $3/per person or $40/15 visit punch card.  Call 803-345-8113 for more information.

Billy Dreher Island

Lake Murray’s only State Park consists of 348 acres and 12 miles of shoreline. Open from 6-6, some of the facilities include playground, shelters, picnic tables, camping, vacation villas, hiking trails, fishing, and boat ramp.

Lake Murray Dam Park/Beach aka SCE&G Recreation Sites (South and North end of dam)

Facilities include picnic tables, shelters, public restrooms, pets not allowed.The South end offers swimming and the North end offers a fishing pier.The cost is $3.00 per car or $45 for a Season Pass.

Summer Hours Monday – Friday: 11:00a-8:00p,Saturday – Sunday: 10:00a-8:00p

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