Myrtle Beach, S.C.

27. Parks and Playgrounds in Myrtle Beach

Parks and Playgrounds in Myrtle Beach

Come enjoy the best parks and playgrounds in Myrtle Beach with your family, at destinations chosen and rated by our local experts—plan your visit to the parks, playgrounds, and more with Sprawling outdoor spaces in Myrtle Beach provide easy entertainment for families or couples who want to spend more time enjoying the beautiful weather. There is an impressive number of parks within the Myrtle Beach city limits, including state parks, sports complexes with ball fields, green spaces, and playgrounds for kids, plus the local oceanfront hotels and campgrounds also feature outdoor play areas for guests. Whether you’re looking for swings and slides, open fields, or places to bike, walk, or jog, you’ll find plenty of large, expansive parks and quaint hidden gems for doing it all.

Parents appreciate the Myrtle Beach playgrounds that satisfy young kids’ appetites for adventure, and the parks with batting cages and sports courts are ideal for keeping older kids and teens busy. 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 and the undeveloped oceanfront, and the educational nature centers inform everyone about these great places. The famed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk downtown also features park benches and picnic spots worth checking out.

A playground or park in Myrtle Beach is a welcome spot to read or people-watch, tire out an energetic puppy, or enjoy hours of cheap entertainment with your family. Consult our handy list to find the best parks in the area with any combination of playgrounds, trails, and picnic shelters, minutes from popular resorts.

North Myrtle Beach Sports & Rec Complex

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This facility includes state-of-the-art ball fields for lacrosse, baseball, softball, flag football, and even Harry Potter’s Quidditch! Additionally, two half-mile hiking and jogging trails, picnic shelters, a 25-acre lake, a large dog park, and an amphitheater for live music events round out the offerings at this park in Myrtle Beach.

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Savannah's Playground @ Grand Park

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Grand Park Athletic Complex is part of the original Myrtle Beach U.S. Air Force Base that was repurposed for The Market Common district. The athletic complex features many multipurpose fields for football, soccer, baseball, and softball. The area also includes batting cages and a roller hockey rink, and the playground at this Myrtle Beach park is fantastic, too: Savannah’s Playground is a multi-acre, interactive play area with ADA-compliant equipment, allowing kids of all abilities to interact and have fun.

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State Parks

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The two state parks in Myrtle Beach are natural playgrounds that offer endless opportunities for hiking, exploring, and more. The Myrtle Beach State Park at 4401 South Kings Highway, and Huntington Beach State Park at 16148 Ocean Highway in Murrells Inlet are both fantastic places to spend vacation days. Each one charges a small admission fee that is more than worth the unlimited hiking, wildlife viewing, and outdoor fun visitors enjoy in return. Huntington Beach is home to the well-known landmark Atalaya’s Castle, and Myrtle Beach State Park on the oceanfront offers swimming and fishing.

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McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach

McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach

This 10-acre park in the heart of North Myrtle Beach is home to numerous special events and activities throughout the year. The park features a playground, tennis courts, picnic shelters, paved walking paths and fitness trails, a youth baseball field with a grass infield, and a meditation garden. McLean hosts a summertime movie series, Christmas tree lighting, an Easter egg hunt, and many other family-oriented activities worth checking out.

Palmetto Adventure Land

Palmetto Adventure Land

Located just a few miles inland, this Myrtle Beach 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 play structures, and more. The facility also includes picnic shelters.

Play Park at Broadway at the Beach

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Nestled amongst the shops and eateries at Broadway at the Beach is an excellent little playground Myrtle Beach visitors enjoy. It features just enough equipment to give kids something active to do, yet visiting can be a brief stop between attractions at Broadway. Play Park includes a play area designed for school-aged children, one for preschoolers, and picnic seating for adults.

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Barefoot Landing Playground

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A prime shopping and entertainment district, Barefoot Landing offers plenty to explore, including a kids’ playground. This children’s area is located at Dockside Village, which hosts live music and events. The collection of slides and equipment is nicely done in a whimsical nature theme, and the Adirondack chairs let parents enjoy some time in the shade.

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The Play Place

The Play Place in Myrtle Beach is a giant indoor playground. When you need a good rainy-day activity, this playground is a solid choice. It’s also a great spot to give kids a break from the sun or summer heat. Children love the trampolines, slides, and ball pits, and parents appreciate having a safe, clean place for kids to run wild and have fun.

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Dog Parks

Dog Parks

When you bring your pooch on vacation, knowing which parks allow dogs near your pet-friendly hotel is key to a successful stay. Off-leash dog parks in Myrtle Beach allow your pet to socialize and play, and some of the human parks around the city allow leashed pets to explore the surroundings and trails in step with their owners.