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

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

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.

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

Water parks

🌊Palmetto Falls Water Park

Location: 6511 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Fort Jackson

Features: Two water slides, Splashdown pool, lazy river

Hours: Wed.-Thurs.: 12-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.: 12-5 p.m. 

Admission: $17 per person

🌊Waterfall Junction

Location: 500 Wildlife Pkwy.

Features: 25-foot cascading waterfall, splash zones, and a life-size replica of T-Rex

Hours: 9-5 p.m. (water turns off 15 minutes before close)

Admission: Included with admission to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 

🌊Sesquicentennial State Park 

Location: 9564 Two Notch Rd.

Features: 8 to sunset

Hours: 9-5 p.m. (water turns off 15 minutes before close)

Admission: $6 adults, $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 and over), $3.50 children (ages 6-15)

🌊Orangeburg County YMCA 

Location: 2550 St Matthews Rd. NE, Orangeburg

Features: Lazy river, two slides, a bowl slide with a plunge pool, and a zero-depth pool

Hours:  Sat.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: $4 for those 47″ and under, $8 for those 48″ and over, free for YMCA members

Pools

🏊Maxcy Gregg Pool

Location: 1655 Park Cir.

Features: Olympic-size outdoor pool

Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 1-6 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.: 2-6 p.m.

Admission: $3 (ages 12 and under), $4 (ages 13 and over)

🏊Greenview Pool

Location: 6700 David Street

Features: Pool, waterslides, and a zero-depth splash pad.

Hours: Tues.-Fri.: 1-6 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.: 2-6 p.m.

Admission: $3 (ages 12 and under), $4 (ages 13 and over)

🏊Drew Wellness Center

Location: 2101 Walker Solomon Way 

Features: Indoor pool with lap + recreational swimming

Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun.: 2-5 p.m.

Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for youth

Spray pools

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

  • Lorick Park | 1600 Lorick Ave. | Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. +  4-6 p.m.
  • Pinehurst Park | 2300 Pinehurst Rd. | Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. +  4-6 p.m.
  • Edisto Discovery Park | 1914 Wiley St. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.
  • Emily Douglas Park |  2500 Wheat St. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.
  • Heathwood Park | 800 Abelia Rd. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.
  • Melrose Park | 1500 Fairview Rd. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.
  • Sims Park | 3500 Duncan St. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.
  • Anna’s Park | 1315 Liberty Hill Ave. | Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 4-6 p.m.