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10+ pools, water parks, and splash pools in Columbia

Do you need more ways to beat the heat? Check out our list of pools, water parks, and splash pools in Columbia.


Orangeburg County YMCA is well worth the drive. | Photo by: @columbiaymca

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Are you feeling the heat, Soda City? We’ve got the solution: splash pools, water parks, and outdoor pools. Beat the heat with 10+ local water parks, pools, and splash pools in Columbia.

Water parks and splash pads

Palmetto Falls Water Park, 6511 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Fort Jackson
Slide down two water slides, swim under a splashdown pool, float down the lazy river, and swim in either the kiddie or family pool.

Waterfall Junction, 500 Wildlife Pkwy.
Stand under a 25-foot cascading waterfall, walk through splash zones, and see a life-size replica of T-Rex. Pro tip: water turns off 15 minutes before closing + admission to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden gives you access to Waterfall Junction.

Sesquicentennial State Park splash pad, 9564 Two Notch Rd.
Cool off with 26 sprayers, including one at 10 feet.

Orangeburg County YMCA, 2550 St. Matthews Rd. NE, Orangeburg
Float down a lazy river and enjoy two slides, a bowl slide with a plunge pool, and a zero-depth pool. Pro tip: this is free for YMCA members.

Saluda Splash Pad, 5605 Bush River Rd.
The Saluda Splash Pad + the Melvin Splash Pad, located at 370 A Eptings Camp Rd. in Chapin, are both zero-depth water spray grounds for children. Pro tip: The Splash Pass ($55/15-visit) is valid at both Melvin + Saluda Splash Pads.

Virginia Hylton Park, 111 Maiden Ln., Lexington
The newly rebuilt park features an in-ground splash system for when it gets too hot.


Cool off at Greenview Park. | Photo via City of Columbia website


Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way
This wellness center features an indoor pool with lap + recreational swimming.

Eastover Park Pool, 1031 Main St., Eastover

Located ~35 min. from downtown Columbia, Eastover features an accessible pool located next to the recreation center.

Greenview Pool, 6700 David St.
Beat the heat with a pool, waterslides, and a zero-depth splash pad.

Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Cir.
Swim in this Olympic-size outdoor pool.

St. Andrews Park Pool, 920 Beatty Rd.
Adjacent to the recreation center is a new pool facility open six days a week.

Trenholm Park Pool, 3900 Covenant Rd.
This 10.7-acre swimming pool and newly renovated pool house.

Spray pools

The following spray pools are free and open to the public.

Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave.

Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Rd.

Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley St.

Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat St.

Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Rd.

Sims Park, 3500 Duncan St.

St. Anna’s Park, 1315 Liberty Hill Ave.

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