11 Awesome Water Parks & Splash Pads Near Spartanburg

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Once it gets to be summer (and 90 degrees) in Spartanburg, it’s time to find the nearest or best water park to cool off. That’s why we have created this list of 11 water parks and splash pads that are near Spartanburg. This list includes some free splash pads connected to playgrounds as well as larger water parks that are worth driving to (one even is connected to a hotel).

Splash Pads

Stewart Park
500 Highland Ave
Spartanburg, SC 29306

This park not only includes a splash pad, it has two outdoor basketball courts, a walking trail, a covered picnic area, a walking trail, and a playground.  It underwent a huge renovation in 2012, so if you haven’t been since, it’s worth checking out!

Barnet Park
248 East Saint John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg, this park with splash pad is an ideal location for grabbing a bite to eat or playing some free mini putt while you’re in the area.  You can cool off here between Memorial Day and Labor Day!

Tyger River Park splash pad

Tyger River Park
195 Dillard Rd.
Duncan, SC 29334

This massive park boasts several play structures, ball fields, tennis courts, disc golf- this list keeps going!  The important piece of information you need to know fir this summer: they have a splash pad!  What a great place to spend the day and cool off.

McKinney Park
231 E. Hayne St.
Woodruff, SC 29388

This is another great park to check out that has a splash pad.  Covered picnic areas, a playground and ball fields make for a fun (and cool) day out in the sun.

Airport Park
500 Ammons Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

This park is aviation themed, making it even more fun.  It includes a walking trail, athletic fields, a playground, picnic area, and of course, a splash pad! Be sure to read Elizabeth’s review of this great new park!

Water Parks

Shipwreck Cove
119 S. Spencer St.
Spartanburg, SC 29334

Shipwreck Cove is a great place to cool off and have fun this summer.  Water slide, a huge pool, a lazy river, and a splash pad area for the little ones make up this fun water park.  Park hours and admission prices can be found on their website.

Discovery Island
417 South Baldwin Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29680

Not a far drive from Spartanburg, Discovery Island offers water slights, a lazy river, a water play structure (think: water meets playground), a wave-rider, and an area in the pool if you feel like wading in the water.  Park hours and admission prices can be found at: waterparks.greenvillerec.com.

Otter Creek Waterpark
101 W. Darby Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Four water slides will catch your eye when you enter Otter Creek waterpark.  Lay out on the huge sundeck before cooling off in the massive zero entry pool.  The little ones won’t feel left out here; there is a spray pad and a kiddy slide to they don’t miss out on the fun.  Park hours and admission prices can be found on their website.

7th Inning Splash waterpark splash pad

7th Inning Splash Park
1500 Piedmont Hwy.
Piedmont, SC 29673

If you’re looking for a water park with a huge splash pad, 7th Inning Splash is where you need to go.  It boasts a 5,000 sq. ft. splash pad, which includes over 30 water activities.  A junior Olympic sized lap pool and three water slides are just other amenities here will help your children cool off while they have fun.  Park hours and admission prices can be found on their website.

Water Parks for a Day Trip

Lake Lure Beach and Waterpark
2724 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC

Put your toes in the sand, go for a swim in the lake, let the kids run around the splash pad, or head down a waterslide leading right into the lake.  Spend more time on the water by renting a paddle boat or kayak.

Great Wolf Lodge
10175 Weddington Rd.
Concord, NC 28027

Need to cool off AND get out of the sun?  Great Wolf Lodge offers an 80,000 sq. ft. of just what you are looking for. Their indoor waterpark has everything from dare-devil slides, to a kiddie pool with fun water activities and a kiddie water playground.  Book a room, and the water is literally right at your fingertips.  Sounds like a fun way to make cooling off a vacation!

What is your favorite place to cool off during the summer?

About the Author
Erika Morelli is a proud mother of three wonderful, energetic children. She moved to the Upstate in 2012 and loves exploring the area, finding new things to do and new places to eat. Her family always love a good adventure!

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