102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH

27. Parks & Playgrounds

In addition to our two wonderful State Parks, the Grand Strand is loaded with city parks offering everything from organized sporting events, to live oceanfront rock ‘n’ roll! In Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, you can enjoy state-of-art facilities for soccer baseball, softball, tennis and much more. At our State Parks you’ll get back to nature along hiking trails, undeveloped oceanfront and educational nature centers. In downtown Myrtle Beach, in the heart of the honky-tonk along the famed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of live music out under the stars, under the shadow of the Sky Wheel. In between, almost every community of the Grand Strand has dozens of parks, some small with just a bench or two, and others quite large with well-maintained playgrounds. The beach will always take top billing along the Grand Strand, but our many parks come in a close second.

Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park

Named for the Plyler family, owners of the iconic Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in downtown Myrtle Beach, Plyler Park is part of the revitalization of the downtown district, which included the $6 million Boardwalk and Promenade. Plyler Park hosts a variety of free live music concerts every night June through August, called Hot Summer Nights. Bring a lawn chair, or sit in the first-come first-served bleacher seats.

Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park
McLean Park

This 10-acre facility in the heart of North Myrtle Beach is home to numerous special events and activities throughout the year. In addition to playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic shelters, a paved walking path with fitness trail, youth baseball field with grass infield, and meditation garden, McLean also hosts a summertime movie series, Christmas tree lighting, Easter egg hunt, and many other family-oriented activities.

McLean Park
Palmetto Adventure Land

Located in Carolina Forest just a few miles inland, this community-oriented playground is a great place to take the kids to burn off some energy. Built by area volunteers, Palmetto Adventure Land features swings, slides, monkey bars, games, a boat and submarine, and all manner of other things to play on. There are also picnic shelters at the facility, and visitors also have access to the Carolina Forest Library and Carolina Forest Recreation center, which has a public gym and fitness center.

Palmetto Adventure Land