Carolina Forest playground and library construction continues (update: playground closed temporarily)

The builk of the Palmetto Adventure Land playground equipment was built in one day by volunteers.

Update October 12th (playground closed temporarily): According to a news release, the Palmetto Adventure Land Playground is closed while paving of parking lots are completed.

The playground is scheduled to re-open on October 24th, 2011 while construction of the Carolina Forest Recreation Center continues until scheduled completion in Spring 2012. The center will be approximately 21,000 sq. feet and the building will offer a gym with a walking track, two multipurpose meeting rooms, and an exercise room.  Planned future amenities include tennis courts, a pet park, an amphitheater, etc.

The Carolina Forest Library began construction in March 2011 and will be completed in spring of 2012. The 20,000 square foot library will have the capacity to hold 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs, paperbacks, large type and audio books. The library will host 26 computer stations for the public to access as well as a public meeting room, a conference room that can accommodate small groups, a young adult area, and a separate children’s area, which will include its own programming area.  

First Report: Just in time for summer break, the Palmetto Adventure Land Playground in Carolina Forest has resumed it's daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule.

In the Myrtle Beach Alternatives article, Horry County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier also talks more about the huge Carolina Forest Recreation Center and Library construction project that caused the playground to be temporarily closed. Get the details here.


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