Myrtle Beach grant will bring new splash pad, dog park to area parks

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 8:18 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach City Council approved spending $120,000 on a dog park and splash pad at area parks.

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Sports Tourism, Dustin Jordan, said this is something he’s been working towards for some time now.

“Specifically for Futrell Park, the large amount of kids that are in the community, we really wanted to do something for the kids there to get the kids to go to the park,” Jordan said.

A disc golf course is being installed at Withers Swash Park.  The new off-leash dog park will be added to New Town Park.  The splash pad will be installed at Futrell Park.

Jordan said construction for the dog park will begin in about two to three weeks and will have one area for large dogs and one for small dogs.

Building for the splash pad will start in the winter so it can open in time for the warm weather.

The splash pad will include drainage and a regulated water system that has a flow rate of up to 74 gallons per minute.

The Horry County Legislative Delegation endorsed the projects and recommended an amount for funding.

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