With three waterslides, a huge splash pad, pool, and concessions, 7th Inning Splash Waterpark in Greenville, SC is a great option to cool off during the summer with your family. Thanks to Greenville Rec for giving us media passes so we could write this review.
Summers in Greenville are full of great spots to cool off – and it’s needed. It’s hot. But Greenville Rec’s 7th Inning Splash Waterpark is a fantastic option for summer fun for families who need some relief from the heat. With a huge pool, waterslides, and splashpad, the park is can provide hours of summer entertainment.
7th Inning Splash Waterpark: Slides, Pool, Splashpad
The waterpark is run by Greenville Rec and is one of three that they operate in Greenville County. It is located right off I-85 in Piedmont, SC, not 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. It’s at the same location as Lakeside Park, which has a playground and baseball fields.
The park has three waterslides, including a giant funnel slide, plus two smaller ones that look like they belong on a playground. My kids loved all three of these and had a blast sliding down all of them. The two smaller slides drop into a 13-foot deep pool and the funnel slide drops into an 8-foot pool.
There is also a baseball-themed splash pad that is huge at 5,000 square feet. It looks like a baseball diamond and has lots of sprays and jets plus plenty of buckets that dump water on guests, which feels great on a hot, summer day. This is wonderful for smaller kids although my 11 and 8 year old kids certainly enjoyed it.
The main pool is huge and is only 4 feet deep. Part of the pool is as long as a Junior Olympic-sized pool but we didn’t see anyone swimming laps.
I counted eight lifeguards in total. Greenville Rec takes safety seriously. All of the lifeguards were attentive and watchful, which I certainly appreciated as a parent.
If you are concerned about crowds like summer camps coming to the park, call ahead on your desired date to see what the schedule looks like. It wasn’t too crowded when we went on a Sunday afternoon but I could see how it could get packed during really hot days or when camps are scheduled to come.
Swim Test and Height Rules
To go on any of the waterslides, kids have to be at least 42″ tall. To ride the big bowl slide, they need to be 48″ tall. There is a measuring board right outside the park where you buy your tickets.
To ride any slide, you have to pass a swim test, which involves jumping into the deep end of the pool and swimming about 10 feet to a rope and then back again. You’ll get a wristband when you pass, which tells the lifeguards you can go on the slides.
Additionally, anyone under 42″ has to wear a life jacket or puddle jumper. You can bring your own or borrow one for free at the park.
Concessions, Seating, and Lockers
Like all the other Greenville Rec waterparks, 7th Inning Splash offers concessions for sale when they are open. They have pizza, lunchables, ice cream, water, soda, uncrustables, and nachos. There are plenty of tables with shade where you can enjoy your snacks and drinks. Important to note is that you cannot bring in any outside food or drink. The staff will ask you to take it to your car or outside the park. You can reenter with your wristband though so leave to eat and then come back in.
There is plenty of lounge chairs around the waterpark as well. Many can be put under large umbrellas or shade or if you want to work on your tan, there are lots of chairs in the sun places near the splash pad and pool.
If you want to secure your belongings, you can rent a locker for $5 a day. They are located past the bathrooms near the main pool. Ask the attendant when you buy your ticket if you’d like to add to that your admission.
There are men’s and women’s bathrooms as well that have showers and changing areas.
7th Inning Splash has a huge pavilion right outside the waterpark that is available for rent plus other party huts. There was a party about the start the day we went and it looked so awesome! The family had decorated it so nicely.
There are three party huts to rent for parties, which include park admission, pizza, cake/ice cream, a birthday party host, party invitations and downloadable thank-you notes. The cost is $20/person with a 10 person minimum. Time slots for parties are Monday – Sunday from 2:15-4:15 pm.
If you want to go all out for a birthday or corporate party, you can rent the entire waterpark for two hours. The cost is $865 for a party 9:15 am – 11:55 am Monday-Friday, $895 Monday-Thursday from 5:45-7:45 pm, and $995 Friday-Sunday from 5:45-7:45 pm.
Best ages for 7th Inning Splash
7th Inning Splash isn’t a big waterpark, which makes it easier for parents to watch multiple kids. I think both little and big kids would enjoy this park. The splash pad is great for smaller children and bigger kids will like the slides and pool area but may get bored after an hour or so depending on their attention spans. My kids, ages 7 and 11, enjoyed playing in the pool and riding the slides the most. We probably would have stayed longer if they had brought their goggles for swimming but we forgot them!
For smaller kids who cannot swim, a parent will likely feel more comfortable going into the pool with them, even with life jackets. There isn’t a zero-entry area for toddlers and little children.
Know that you cannot bring outside food and drink or pool toys. Goggles are fine. Pets, glass, thongs, and running are not allowed.
Visiting 7th Inning Splash Waterpark
Admission to 7th Inning Splash is $7.50/48″ and taller, $6.50/47″ and under and seniors, free for kids ages 2 and under. You can buy tickets online but the cost will be $7.50 for all ages since the park cannot verify height online.
They open Memorial Day Weekend and from June 4 – August 14, 2022, are open daily. Hours are Monday – Saturday hours are Noon-5:30 pm and Sunday is 1-5:30 pm. After August 14, 2022, they are open weekends through Labor Day.
Hours can sometimes change depending on the weather or other factors so be sure to call ahead or check social media for the latest updates if you have any questions.
For more waterpark reviews and suggestions of where to cool off during the summer, see our list of Places to Swim in Greenville.
7th Inning Splash at Lakeside Park
1500 Piedmont Hwy, Piedmont
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