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Myrtle Beach has four recreation centers, two indoor pools, four gyms, three weight rooms, a skateboard park, a roller hockey rink, 16 tennis courts, fitness trails and basketball courts. 

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Corner Icon  Chapin Memorial Library circulated a record 230,303 items and welcomed 147,778 customers during the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2009.  Aside from checking out books and audiovisual materials, patrons used public computers for 33,400 hours and wireless connections for 2,555 hours.  During the year, the library added 5,222 new customers from 700 ZIP Codes in 43 states and 23 other countries.

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Cultural and Leisure Services




Cultural and Leisure Services encompasses several divisions, including Parks, Recreation, Building Maintenance, Chapin Memorial Library and Whispering Pines Golf Course. For more information, call (843) 918-1191. 

The Parks Division is responsible for maintaining the city’s landscaping, especially in the constantly-growing network of parks. This division also maintains grass, trees and shrubs in the highway medians and rights of ways, cleans the beach each day during the early morning hours, and provides litter control services on Kings Highway and other heavily traveled areas.  Richard Kirby is Parks Superintendent.  For assistance, call 843-918-2390.

The Recreation Division is divided into Facilities and Programs. Facilities available for public use include four indoor recreation centers, a roller rink and a skateboard park. The recreation centers feature weight rooms, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, game rooms, indoor pools, dressing rooms, arts and crafts rooms racquetball courts, a dance floor, a stage and other spaces.  Recreation programs include adult and youth sports, aquatics, youth programs, special events and special population instruction, all serving a wide range of ages and abilities. In addition, the Recreation Division operates and maintains numerous outdoor fields and Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. These are used for softball, baseball, football, soccer and special events. Outdoor basketball and tennis courts also are available for public use.  Pam Stone is the Recreation Superintendent.  For more information, call 843-918-1187.

Chapin Memorial Library, at 400 14th Avenue North, is the only city owned and operated library in the state. Chapin Library is open six days a week, offering a children's department, reference section, adult fiction and non-fiction, video tapes, audio tapes, newspapers, magazines, large print materials, Internet access, and more. The library interacts closely with county and state library systems. Library hours are: Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, Closed. Brigit Livingston is the Library Director.  For more information, call 843-918-1275.

Whispering Pines Golf Course, at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, offers 18 convenient and beautiful holes of golf. The course covers 6,771 yards through 250 acres of mature hardwoods and pines. Whispering Pines provides above-average availability for local golfers and excellent customer service. The course is entirely self-supporting.  Alan Chasteen is General Manager of Whispering Pines Golf Course.  For information, call 843-918-2305.

The Building Maintenance Division maintains 97 city facilities and 132 dune walkovers at street ends along the beach. Services include carpentry, electrical, plumbing and painting.  For assistance, call 843-918-2330.


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P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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