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Savannah's Playground officially opens in Myrtle Beach

Families take advantage of the new Savannah's Playground in Myrtle Beach over the Labor Day holiday. (Source: WMBF News) Families take advantage of the new Savannah's Playground in Myrtle Beach over the Labor Day holiday. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Many residents spent the beautiful Labor Day holiday enjoying Savannah's Playground, the largest enabling playground in the southeast, following its official grand opening on Saturday in Myrtle Beach.

Savannah Thompson, who the playground is named for, welcomed the public during Saturday’s ceremony.

“It’s extremely exciting and it’s been a day that we’ve looked forward to for a really long time,” said Marjorie Thompson, Savannah’s mother.

The $3 million, multi-acre Savannah’s Playground has been under construction since August 2015, according to a press release. It was designed to enable all children to enjoy life and the basic joys of childhood.

It features ADA-approved playground equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social interaction, the release stated.

It is not limited, however, to only those with disabilities.

"This is a playground for all children,” said Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes. "It is a place where children can be children and just have fun. It was built with the vision of creating a barrier-free, bias-free world."

The playground is adjacent to Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, with The Market Common in the background.

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