The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex Slated for 2014

 

The North Myrtle Beach City Council  approved the design for the 145 acre North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex to be constructed on City-owned land west of the Intracoastal Waterway.

City Council approved the architect’s approach to the main entry identification sign; the location and design of a Veteran’s Plaza; the location and schematic design for an outdoor amphitheater; and the location of a privately financed, privately operated Zip Line within the park, from which the City would derive income through a sharing of revenue.

The 2,300 square foot Veteran’s Plaza would offer five 25-foot flagpoles for the different branches of service, and one 35 foot flagpole for the United States, South Carolina, and POW/MIA flags. A brick seating wall would be incorporated on three sides, and perimeter landscaping would be used to frame the plaza. It would be located near the entrance to the park.

The amphitheater will be located in the lower part of the 12 acre expanse of lawn at the center of the park that is known as The Meadow. The 63 feet wide by 30 feet deep amphitheater is designed to accommodate large performances, such as a 40 person orchestra, and more intimate venues. The illustration shown during the workshop and included here incorporates fixed, stepped seating but that aspect will be replaced by a natural grass berm, which can accommodate more people and is less expensive. As the North Myrtle Beach population continues to grow over the years, the opportunity exists for a larger version of the amphitheater to be located elsewhere in The Meadow.

The first phase of the privately funded Zip Line would be about 4,500 feet long and its route is indicated by thin red lines in the illustration shown on page one of this news release. It would operate throughout the core of the park, and over a portion of the lake abutting Highway 31. The towers connecting each section of the Zip Line will fit in with the overall architecture of the park.

The name for the main road into the 145 acre facility is Champions Boulevard, and the proposed name for the primary inner loop road is Citizens Circle.

According to the current project schedule, construction of the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex will begin in mid-November 2012. During February 2014, the City would take ownership of the facility, move in and prepare for activities. On March 1, 2014, the first sports tourism event would be held at the sports complex.

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9 Responses

  1. David Baumann
    David Baumann May 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm |

    Looking to find when in July 2014 my baseball team play n a tournament at this new complex Thanks

    Reply
    1. Brian Whalen
      Brian Whalen January 24, 2014 at 3:19 pm |

      We have group rates at our Oceanfront resort for you and your team! Call me at 843-918-7711 to get rates or answer any questions you may have. I know the area very well and we have a lot of restaurants and shows that give us great discounts! Thanks for your time and good luck with the tournament! We also offer complementary rooms for team coaches with a certain amount of rooms booked! Thank you, Brian Whalen

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  3. gina
    gina July 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm |

    would like some fountains, water park, flee market with music, live outdoor theater, roller skating ring, and shops. Sports are fine but not all of us would go just for sports. We need more fun things to do.

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    1. Brian Whalen
      Brian Whalen January 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm |

      Hi Gina, We have grrat rates and discounts to almost all shows on the Grand Strand! Feel free to call me at 843-918-7711 for specials and show and restaurant discounts!

      Reply
  4. Debbie Ward
    Debbie Ward March 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm |

    We have a Treasure Barn and Cornhole game shop just one mile south of the park entrance on hwy 90–we are open 6 days a week

    Reply
  5. Barry Johnson
    Barry Johnson March 6, 2014 at 10:43 am |

    Where exactly is it? How do I get there?????

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