by Danielle McFadden
There are three community/recreation centers in Little River: C.B. Berry Community Center, North Strand Recreation Center, and the NMB Park & Sports Complex.
Run by Horry County Parks and Recreation, the C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center provides space for recreational programming and community events, and serves as a visitors center for Vereen Memorial Gardens. Vereen Memorial Gardens is comprised of 115 acres of forest and marshland along the Intracoastal Waterway. Open to the public, it provides easy-to-traverse nature trails and boardwalks.
The center is also very popular as a wedding venue. All are welcome to the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 3 at 6 pm, located at 2250 Hwy 179, Little River, SC 29566.
Run by Horry County Parks & Recreation, North Strand Recreation Center offers fitness classes, art classes, after-school and summer camp programs, youth and adult sports, and more. The center features a full-size gymnasium, walking track, fitness room, multipurpose room, baseball/softball diamond, three multipurpose fields, and more. All are welcome to the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5 at 6 pm. It is located at 120 S. Hwy 57, Little River, SC 29566.
Located in Little River at the intersection of Highway 90 and Robert Edge Parkway, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex accommodates a variety of sports tournaments and offers numerous programs for locals. They also have separate dog parks for small and large dogs. This month, they are the location of the Christmas Light Show, featuring lit holiday scenes, hot chocolate and s’mores, visits with Santa, a village obstacle course, and more. It is located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566.