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Loris leaders vote in favor of purchasing land to help expand recreation center

The city of Loris released these conceptual draft plans to show what the recreation complex...
The city of Loris released these conceptual draft plans to show what the recreation complex expansion could look like.(Source: City of Loris)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 12:52 PM EST
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LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) – Plans to expand Loris’ recreation center are moving forward.

On Monday, the Loris City Council unanimously voted in favor of purchasing land on Heritage Road for not only the proposed recreation center expansion but to also construct flood ponds and help ease flooding on Forest Drive and other areas of the city.

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The conceptual draft plan for the rec center expansion shows three lighted baseball fields, three lighted multi-purpose fields, a playground, picnic structures, a jogging trail and a wetland boardwalk.

There will also be a stormwater detention pond to help with flooding, according to the draft plan.

Leaders hope the expansion will help grow tourism and bring more tournaments to Loris.

The purchase of land will cost $150,000 is expected to be completed by March 30, according to City Clerk Keith Massey.

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