Preliminary work begins on Savannah's Playground -, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Preliminary work begins on Savannah's Playground

Source: Savannah's Playground website Source: Savannah's Playground website

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Site clearing is taking place at Grand Park to make way for Savannah’s Playground, a unique public play space where children, regardless of their physical abilities, can learn, exercise, explore and grow, according to Myrtle Beach City Government’s Facebook page.

"Savannah's Playground quickly will become the must-visit destination for all of those traveling families whose children have disabilities and other special needs," Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said.

The enabling playground will span four acres in the Market Common area and feature ADA-approved play equipment and structures, providing a safe haven for children with mental and physical disabilities.

Savannah Thompson, a young woman with disabilities who is an inspiration to everyone, is who the playground is dedicated to and named after.

 "The first phase will cost $1.4 million, so we still need additional contributions to make that happen," Mayor Rhodes said. "When finished, it will be the first of its kind in the state.

The playground equipment that has been ordered will arrive this fall, according to Mayor Rhodes.

The City of Myrtle Beach donated the land for Savannah’s Playground and created a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation to raise funding for construction and maintenance of the playground, the Facebook page states.

A resolution was approved by the Myrtle Beach City Council partnering them with the corporation to make the playground a reality.

Savannah’s Playground has received $750,000 in grants and pledges, but additional monies are needed to fully fund construction.

If you would like to make a contribution, send it to the following address:

Savannah's Playground, Inc.
P. O. Box 3971
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

For more information, please visit

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