Visit These Parks On Your Next Visit To Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for kid-friendly activities in Myrtle Beach, there’s no need to look far! There’s plenty of family fun to be had at Myrtle Beach state parks and city parks that you can add at the top of your list of things to do!

Easy to get to, ample parking, and daily hours of operation are just some of the highlights that make a Myrtle Beach park a top choice for vacationers.

Another plus about the parks in Myrtle Beach is that they are conveniently located close to many Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. So, you won’t have far to go to get in on the hiking, fishing, playgrounds, and many other fun activities that will fill your day when you visit any of these parks in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Parks & Playgrounds

In addition to beaches and many attractions to enjoy when you spend your vacation at Myrtle Beach, you’ll find there are several parks in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach that are definitely worth stopping by.

There are two Myrtle Beach state parks and city parks where you can engage in many fun activities, picnic, or take in the beautiful natural surroundings.

North Myrtle Beach Sports & Rec Complex

For the sports-oriented family, there’s the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Rec Complex on Possum Trot Road in North Myrtle Beach. Opened in 2014, this state-of-the-art complex has it all:

  • Four youth and four high school/college baseball and softball fields
  • Eight soccer/lacrosse fields
  • Eight batting cages

You’ll also be able to walk or bike nature trails (a total of 28 acres of natural areas and wetlands), bring the little ones to three playgrounds, picnic at one of seven shelters, or walk around a 25-acre lake. On the lake, you can paddleboard, kayak, and fish.

An indoor facility offers pickleball, basketball, volleyball, a pool, an indoor water slide, and fitness classes. You might be lucky enough to catch a concert or other type of show at the park’s amphitheater. The park also features the state’s first-ever zip line and ropes course.

There’s even a three-acre Waggin’ Tails Dog Park—separated areas for small and larger pooches—if the pup has joined you on vacation!

Savannah’s Playground @ Grand Park 

Boasting the only roller hockey rink in South Carolina, the Grand Park complex is another athletic complex with football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer fields.

Behind this facility at The Market Common area, you’ll find Savannah’s Playground, which opened in 2016. This spacious, fun area is built for children of all abilities; there’s no wonder it has garnered all but a couple of Excellent and Very Good reviews on TripAdvisor.

This park thought of it all! On this multi-acre site, you’ll find an interactive playground, a playground for early childhood, a school-age playground, and a music park. There are ziplines and challenge ropes for kids with lots of energy and a sense of adventure.

The fun doesn’t end there. There are paddleboats on the lake and a water play area.

The park is free and is open 8 a.m. – dusk year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (till 5 p.m. November – February; til 6:30 p.m. March, April, and October; and til 8 p.m. May through September). The park opens every Tuesday at noon, as Tuesday mornings are reserved for maintenance. 

Plan Your Trip!

Ready to experience all the fun that Myrtle Beach has to offer? Planning an unforgettable vacation is simple! Select your vacation dates, book your favorite rental, and prepare for a ton of fun!

Myrtle Beach State Park

On the southern end of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach State Park is a 312-acre area of beaches and an undeveloped oceanfront maritime forest, in addition to a nature center, fishing pier, and campground.

Picnic at oceanfront shelters, take the kids to a playground, hike nature trails as well as enjoy the sand and sun. Alligators, crabs, and other species of both animals and plants can be seen at the nature center, where you’ll learn about the natural area.

Park hours are 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. from March to November and 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. December through February. A small admission fee applies.

Hunting Beach State Park

Attracting more than one million visitors annually, Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort, South Carolina, is the most popular park. 

For one, the park boasts the only publicly accessible lighthouse, a 130-foot structure where you get unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and maritime forest. If you’ve come for the sand and sun, find a spot on the park’s five miles of beaches. Nature areas consist of the forest, a saltwater lagoon, an ocean inlet, and marshlands.

If you enjoy camping, the park offers more than 100 campsites. There’s also a playground for the kids.

A small admission fee applies to this park as well. The park is open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., extending to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time.

McLean Park

Does anyone want to play some tennis?

If you’re looking for some off-beach relaxation close to oceanfront hotels and resorts, you’ll find it at the beautiful, 10-acre McLean Park, which is situated in the heart of North Myrtle Beach on Oak Drive. Many describe the park as the most beautiful in the area.

Besides two lighted tennis courts, McLean Park offers a mediation garden, a gazebo overlooking the park’s two-acre lake, a half-mile paved walking path, and two playgrounds for ages 2-5, the other for ages 5-12. The large picnic shelter can house 100 people, while the two smaller shelters hold 35 people each.

McLean Park is open daily from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Palmetto Adventure Land

Swings, slides, and monkey bars are just a few of the things where your kids can burn off their energy when you visit Palmetto Adventure Land. “Good, clean fun” is how this park has been described. Anticipation for this park was so high that local officials opened it before it was 100 percent complete!

Designed by students and built entirely by area volunteers, Palmetto Adventure Land on Carolina Forest Boulevard opened in 2012 and is found behind the library. There are two play areas for school-age children and one for younger tots.

Kids will also enjoy a boat, a submarine, wave façade, wall climbing, seesaws, and a music area. The whole family can enjoy lunch under a large picnic shelter. Next to the site is the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, with a public gym and fitness center.

Where to Stay?

Ocean Breeze Beach vacation offers a wide range of one to three-bedroom Myrtle Beach rentals and North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, including oceanfront and ocean view condos that can sleep up to 12 guests.

These condo rentals feature full kitchens with high-quality appliances, balconies, free WiFi, new designer furniture, washer/dryer, complimentary towels and linens, and king- and queen-sized beds.

Depending on where you stay, resort amenities can include a pool, tiki bar, hot tub, lazy river, splash station, fitness rooms, spa offering facials, manicures, and massages. In some cases, you’re just steps from the beach!

All Ocean Breeze rentals are close to top restaurants, indoor and outdoor attractions, parks, and shops, so you never have far to go to get to where the fun begins. Ready to book your trip? Don’t wait another minute to get in touch!