On April 12, the City of North Myrtle Beach will hold the grand opening of the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, followed by Community Day at the same location. The events are free to the public. The park entrance is located on the corner of Highway 90 and Robert Edge Parkway.
Grand Opening Ceremony: Sandhills Bank Amphitheater
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dedication of the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater
Dedication of the McLeod Seacoast Meadow
Sandhills Bank Amphitheater Events
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Open Air Theater by the Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Carolina Dance Partners
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Foreverland Productions
11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. NMB High School Musical Theater Group
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Horry County Students Rock Band
Waggin' Tails Dog Park Events
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - "Beg"ucation session hosted by Dr. Todd Brown from On Point
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rabies Vaccination hosted by Humane Society of NMB, while supplies last
McLeod Seacoast Meadow Events
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Toy Drive hosted by the Marine Corps League
- Food Drive hosted by North Strand Helping Hand
- Eye Glasses Drive hosted by NMB Lions Club; donate gently used eye glasses
- Pet Food Drive hosted by the Humane Society of NMB; donate dog or cat food
- Group run hosted by the NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center | 10:00 a.m.
- Yoga demonstration hosted by NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center | 11:00 a.m.
- Lacrosse demonstrations by South Cakalaxin | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Grass volleyball demonstrations by NMB Women's High School Volleyball Team | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Book give-away & children’s story time hosted by NMB Library
- Face painting provided by CCU Art Students
- Make-it, take-it projects provided by Home Depot of NMB
- Model airplane and remote control car demos provided by Ed’s Hobby Shop of MB
- Native American history, dances, and crafts provided by the Chicora Indian Tribe
- Gun safety information and gun lock giveaways provided by the Matthew Bellamy Project
- Sea Turtle education and information provided by the NMB Sea Turtle Patrol
- Hypertension information and complimentary blood pressure screenings provided by
- McLeod Seacoast Hospital’s Dr. David Johnson
Destination Playground Area (Largest Playground)
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Fire hose target shooting provided by NMB Fire Department
- Child finger printing provided by NMB Public Safety
- Car seat installation instruction hosted by NMB Public Safety
- Bicycle and helmet safety check, followed by a ride-a-long, NMB Public Safety (Bring your bicycles and safety gear)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Living Wall Planting— bring shovels, gloves, and cultivators to help plant a beautiful piece of living art in the park. We will plant native vegetation to create a “living fence” that will provide multi-sensory stimulation for generations to come.
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
- Lacrosse Exhibition Games, Scrimmages, Practices - Soccer Field 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Clinic/Beginners Lacrosse - Soccer Field 4
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- MLB Pitch Hit and Run; register at Soccer Field 3