Waterparks offering Special Needs Swim Nights in July: Dates

After-hours waterpark events for guests with special needs

[NORTH CHARLESTON and JAMES ISLAND] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark! The next Special Needs Swim Night will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston.

Special Needs Swim Night will take place after the waterpark is closed to the general public, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Whirlin’ Waters is the largest waterpark in the Charleston area and is home to the Otter Bay kiddie pool area, the Big Splash Tree House, Rip Tide Run mat racer, Lily Pad Lagoon toddler play area, Rollin’ River lazy river, the Big Kahuna wave pool, the Tubular Twister slide complex and the new attraction, The Washout. Lifeguards will be on duty throughout the evening.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will host an additional Special Needs Swim Night on Sunday, July 28 after the June event was postponed due to rain. Splash Zone Waterpark, located within James Island County Park, will offer a Special Needs Swim Night on Saturday, July 27. In the event of rain, the Splash Zone event will be rescheduled for Aug. 3.

Admission to Special Needs Swim Nights is $9 per person attending at Whirlin’ Waters, or $7 per person at Splash Zone. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site. To purchase advance tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

Whirlin’ Waters and Splash Zone, along with Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, are open daily for the general public, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., through Aug. 17, then weekends only through Labor Day.

Special Needs Swim Night is made possible by the AccessABILITY program of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. For more information on these programs or the three Charleston County waterparks, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

2019 Special Needs Swim Nights – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

· Saturday, July 20 at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

· Saturday, July 27 at Splash Zone Waterpark (rain date Aug. 3)

· Sunday, July 28 at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark

The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes six land parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a skate park, a historic plantation site, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. CCPRC also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and much more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app, or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.