Surfside Beach Section: Enjoying the Parks in the New Year: January 2020

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Now that the holiday season is behind us, many of us are probably committed to a New-Year-new-you resolution, which may entail losing weight or getting in better shape.  Thankfully, and to help you stay on track with your goals, we live in a region where the weather is mild and the skies are blue, and a town where there is much to do. 

Surfside Beach has a number of parks for everyone to enjoy— from visitors and residents, to children and seniors.  So get on out there, enjoy some sun and activity, and pick your favorite locale.

All Children’s Park is located on the corner of 10th Avenue South and Hollywood Drive. It contains two playgrounds, a picnic area, and restroom facilities. The park and play equipment are accessible to both physically challenged and able-bodied children. 

The town also has two small Bark Parks located on Pine Drive next to the library. They are open from sunrise to sunset daily (closed on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for cleaning).  Dogs must have a town license which costs $10 annually and can be purchased at Town Hall (115 US Highway 17 N.).

Fuller Park is located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Myrtle Drive. It has two lighted tennis courts, a naturally shaded playground, and a picnic area with restroom facilities. It is conveniently situated next to the library. 

Situated just off Glenn’s Bay Road on Spanish Oak Drive is the Huckabee Recreational Complex. This park has three lighted baseball fields, two picnic shelters, a tot playground and restroom facilities. The Complex is host to youth baseball and softball programs in the spring and the fall. The fields are also available for tournament rental.  The park is open Monday through Friday from 7 am – 4 pm Monday. 

In addition, Surfside Beach offers a picturesque park, called Martin Field, located on Dogwood Drive between 6th and 7th Avenue South, just three blocks from the ocean. It contains one lighted baseball/softball field, a covered picnic shelter, and restroom facilities. It is used for youth athletic practices, T-Ball, Coach Pitch and Machine Pitch games. Rental of the field is conducted by Surfside Beach Youth Sports Association.

Adjacent to the ball field is Martin Park, a small waterfront recreation area located on Lakeside Drive and 8th Avenue South. It contains two shuffleboard courts, one horseshoe pit, two bocce ball courts, a tot playground, and four picnic shelters. Also located at this park is Floral Clubhouse, which accommodates approximately thirty-five people. The clubhouse is available to rent year-round. 

Memorial Park, formerly Passive Park, is a peaceful area located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Willow Drive next door to the Surfside Library. Amongst the park’s beautiful live oaks, you’ll find picnic tables, a gazebo, and the Veterans’ Memorial wall and fountain. There are also lighted sidewalks for walking at night and six multi-use exercise stations, specially designed for seniors. 

For rental of the fields, contact the Youth Association at www.surfsideyouthsports.com.

For information on the parks, contact Public Works at 843.913.6360.

For rental of the Floral Clubhouse contact Debbie Ellis at 843.650.9548 or dellis@surfsidebeach.org.

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