The Edisto Memorial Gardens Spray Park is an ideal place to cool off under the scorching summer sun in Orangeburg.
The spray park, located on Riverside Drive near the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center, offers children a chance to come together and play on a 6,000-square-foot spray pad.
There are colorful tipping buckets, water pistols and water arches, all designed to spray and splash children as they play.
It features a recirculation filtration system through which water is drained, filtered and used again.
The pray park also has restrooms, a concession area, a picnic shelter and a traditional playground.
The award-winning park first opened in May 2004. It cost about $448,000.
The funding came from four sources: the city's two percent hospitality tax, the county's penny sales tax for infrastructure and capital projects, a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant and a donation from the Dick Horne Foundation.
The park is operated and managed by the Orangeburg Department of Parks and Recreation.
The park is open seven days a week beginning at the end of May and running through about the middle of August. Its regular business and private rental hours for 2019 have not been set yet.
For more information, visit orangeburg.sc.us and go to the Parks and Recreation Department link. More information may be obtained by calling 803-533-6020.