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A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads

We love Charleston! We moved here from the Midwest and the warmer weather was definitely an added perk to living in this great city. And while I won’t “complain” because I’ll definitely take it over -32 degrees in the winter, what do you do in the summer when it’s 110 outside?!?

My kids are water babies. The pool, the beach, a puddle…

There are so many great splash pads in Charleston that we LOVE! We will often pack a lunch, head out in the morning, and I’ll let them play as long as they want. Extra bonus: zonked out for nap or bedtime after running around all day!

Here’s what to know about Charleston area splash pads:

James Island County Park (James Island)

  • Admission $2/person or free with gold pass
  • Splash pad is free (Splash Zone is extra)
  • Great shaded areas, bathrooms onsite, picnic tables and near the playground.

A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads

Wannamaker County Park (N. Charleston)

  • Admission $2/person or free with gold pass
  • Splash pad is free (Whirling Waters is extra)
  • Great shade, bathrooms onsite, near playground

A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads

Palmetto Islands County Park (Mt. Pleasant)

  • Admission $2.person or free with gold pass
  • Splash Island Admission $6.99/person

Riverfront Park (N. Charleston)

  • Free admission
  • Fountain feature for kids to run through right by the river. Playground and bathrooms on site.

Waterfront Park (Downtown Charleston)

  • Free admission (pay for most parking downtown)
  • Two large fountain features kids can play in right by the water. Large green space to play. Limited shade, no onsite bathrooms.

A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads

There are also public pools and great beaches! My advice is to get the gold pass for the parks if you don’t already have it! You get into all these parks for free, plus free parking at Isle of Palms County Park (beach) and Folly Beach County Park (beach).

Looking for more summer fun ideas? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer around Charleston for local parks & playgrounds info, tons of food guides, indoor play spaces, summer festivals, free activities, and so much more! 

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One Response to A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads

  1. Stephanie July 16, 2018 at 12:18 am #

    Can you do a list of the public pools in the area? Thanks!

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