Family Fun in the Upstate at Discovery Island Water Park in Simpsonville, SC


At the beginning of summer, we bought an awesome playcation pass for family fun in our area. Attractions included a family four pass to The Greenville Drive, The Greenville Zoo, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and any water park in Greenville county.  This awesome deal was $35!!!!  My family of four enjoyed some amazing summer adventures through this playcation offer!discoisland2

Discovery Island Water Park is located in Simpsonville, SC at Southside Park:  417 Baldwin Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680   864-963-4345.  It is so much fun for children of all ages!   With one week of school under our belt and just before summer came to an end, we decided to take our boys on adventure in our community! We have experienced so much rain and colder than usual temperatures this summer, and could not find an ideal day to visit the park, until Saturday.  It was the perfect warm, sunny day to splash and play in an outdoor water fun zone with my boys!

Discovery Island Simpsonville Southside Park The Mommy Times Family Fun Summer 2013

We had a fabulous family day enjoying the slides, lounging in the lazy river, trying our hand at surfing on the Flowrider, and exploring a water filled playground with tunnel slides and much, much more!  I snapped a few a lot of pictures of our day trip!


Brock at Discovery Island August 2013

Remember to bring towels, camera, extra money for concessions(picnic tables are outside of the park if you want to save some money or have special dietary needs, sunscreen, rash guard, sun protective clothing, water shoes are nice but not a necessity, (life vests provided at the park), your swimsuit(swim cover up), a change of clothing(we changed in a family changing room). I liked being able to do that and have our privacy.  You will also want to have some energy for carrying tubes and walking up the staircase.  It’s not steep, but if your children our like my boys, you will make many trips up the staircase to slide.  Last but not least, a positive attitude and a smile!  Have a little talk with your little one about waiting in line. We did not have to wait too long, but little one’s especially might need to be told this ahead of time.

 Discovery Island Water Park August 2013

The park features a cool Flowrider, an interactive water playground, a lazy river, body slide, tube slide, a leisure pool area, kiddie slides, geysers and more. Concession are also available, at reasonable prices.  Swimming and Flowrider lessons are available.

Cost:  $56.00 ($70.00 out of county)
Cost Includes: .

  • 8 – 40 Minute Lessons
  • A minimum of 6 students are required to hold a class.

All FlowRider lesson participants must sign waiver and bring it to Discovery Island.  Waivers are available on site.  Minors must have a parent or guardian signature.  If minors are bringing the waiver without their parent or guardian present, they must bring proof of identity. (Picture ID)

Private Lessons

  • Stand up and body boarding
  • $75.00 per hour

Make a splash for your birthday and book your party for an amazing time!  My boys would love a Water Park Party!!


Birthday party packages as well as group rentals are available and the current 2013 prices are as follows(subject to change):

Cost:  $16 per person:  Minimum 10 Guests

Package Includes:

  • Pizza, Cake, Ice Cream, Drinks, and Paper Products .
  • 2 hours in one of our Patio Party Huts .
  • Birthday Child Receives a Rec’ N Crew T-Shirt .
  • Personal Party Host/Hostess .
  • Parents/guardians of the birthday child receive a free land lover admission .
  • Parents/guardians of guests of the party receive a free land lover admission
  • Coconut Party Hut Hours

    Monday – Saturday .

    • 11 am – 1 pm .
    • 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm .
    • 3:20 pm – 5:20 pm .

    Sunday .

    • 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm .
    • 3:20 pm – 5:20 pm .


Discovery Island Water Park features:

  • Two water slides
  • Lazy river
  • Leisure pool
  • Flow-Rider
  • Childrens play structure
  • Coconut cabanas
  • Expanded sundeck
  • Concession cafe
  • Private rentals

Read these helpful tips before you begin your “splashtacular” day at Discovery Island Water Park

  • Admission : $12 for guests 48 inches tall and over; $8 for guests 47” and under and seniors; $4 for land lovers; 2 and under free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Sa 10:30am – 5:30pm; Su 1pm-5:30pm
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card

*No outside food or beverages are permitted.*

Season’s Passes are available:

Discovery Island Season Pass

With this pass you will receive unlimited admission to Discovery Island Waterpark. The pass price and information is good for the 2013 season. The price is $89 per person for the 1st family member, $79 for the 2nd family member, $69 for the 3rd family member, and $59 for each family member thereafter. .


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About Karen @The Mommy Times

Mom of 2 boys in South Carolina, autism advocate and product review blogger. I love to share about events for families in the Carolinas and special needs programs.

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