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Floating in the lazy river at Discovery Island?

Maneuvering the twirling, twisty slides at Otter Creek?

Riding the bowl slide at 7th Inning Splash?

Pretending you’re a pirate at Shipwreck Cove?

It’s a decision many families have to make now that summer is almost here and the Upstate’s four waterparks opening May 28. Each waterpark offers something unique for visitors, but all have one thing in common — fun.

If your kids love the water, you can even opt for a season pass for any of these parks.

Season pass prices for Discovery Island, Otter Creek and 7th Inning Splash are available on the district’s website at greenvillerec.com/waterparks. Season price information for Shipwreck Cove is available at shipwreckcovesc.com.

Parents considering taking their family for a swim at one of Greenville County’s waterparks should take notice of a few rules first.

Anyone under 42 inches in height must wear a United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket and be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times at Greenville County’s waterparks. Jackets will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis at all parks, but parents can come prepared with their own. Signs proclaiming “No long breath holding allowed” are also posted because it can cause people to hyperventilate, pass out and possibly drown.

Life jackets are available and recommended, but not required at Shipwreck Cove in Spartanburg County. It’s up to parents to decide.

Not sure which waterpark is the best for your family? Take a closer look at each one:

Discovery Island

Arguably the most attended waterpark in Greenville County, Discovery Island in Simpsonville has a couple of features no other area parks have, including a FlowRider — a wave simulator that allows for surfing, body boarding and boogie boarding.

This park’s mascot is a dolphin, and with good reason. The waterpark is themed to be an island oasis, and also includes a lazy river where guests can float or swim at their leisure around the park.

Great for: All ages.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays

Cost: $12 for 48-inches and taller; $8 for 47-inches and under and seniors; $4 not to enter the water; $4 after 4 p.m. and free for ages 2 and younger.

Address: Southside Park, 417 Baldwin Road, Simpsonville.

For more information: 864-963-4345 or greenvillerec.com/waterparks/discovery-island.

Otter Creek

In case its smiling-otter-dressed-for-fun mascot doesn’t give it away, Otter Creek is a water playground for the adventurous, featuring a handful of twisting slides and splash pad for play.

Four colored slides — blue, green, white and orange — indicate the level of speed and method of slide that guests can expect. The orange, or tadpole slide, is great for smaller swimmers looking for a simple slide into the pool. The blue slide lets guests ride through a water tube on an inflatable, and both the green and white slides are body slides only — with the white speed slide offering the fastest ride in the park.

Great for: All ages.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays

Cost: $11 for 42 inches and taller; $8 for 41 inches and under and seniors; $4 for deck only; $4 after 4 p.m. and free for ages 2 and younger.

Address: Northside Park, 101 W. Darby Road, Greenville.

For more information: 864-834-4108 or greenvillerec.com/waterparks/otter-creek.

7th Inning Splash

America’s favorite pastime is the theme at 7th Inning Splash, where a baseball-field splash pad lets guests cool off while running the bases.

Also unique to this waterpark is its yellow and white bowl slide, which allows swimmers to slide round and round, similar to circling a drain, and exit into a small pool.

The waterpark also features a swimming pool with three traditional slides and plenty of lounging area for those looking for a tan.

Great for: All ages.

Hours: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays

Cost: $7 for 48 inches and taller; $6 for 47 inches and under and seniors; $3 for deck only; $3 after 4 p.m. and free for ages 2 and younger.

Address:  Lakeside Park,1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont.

For more information: 864-299-1842 or greenvillerec.com/waterparks/seventh-inning-splash.

Shipwreck Cove

Ahoy, mateys! Spartanburg County buccaneers can set sail for Shipwreck Cove — the county’s only waterpark nestled between Greenville and Spartanburg in the town of Duncan.

Featuring two large waterslides, a kiddie pool area and a lazy river, the pirate-themed waterpark has a large tanning deck and also features a traditional playground outside of the waterpark area. There's also a concession stand in case you get hungry or thirsty during your outing.

Great for: All ages.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sundays

Cost: $11 for 42 inches and taller; $8 for 41 inches and under; $5 for seniors; $4 for deck only; and free for ages 2 and younger.

Address: 119 S. Spencer St., Duncan.

For more information: 864-949-0290 or www.shipwreckcovesc.com.

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