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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  History of Myrtle Beach Recreation...  The Recreation Department was formed by an act of the SC General Assembly in 1947.  The governing body was a commission, and the source of revenue was a 10 mill property tax assessment.  James Bryan was the chairman.  The members were Pete Bennet, P.G. Winstead, Ernie Southernland and Ernest Williams.  Ray Dean was the first director and ran the recreation program after teaching school and on weekends.  Harry Pacone replaced him in 1950 for one year.  Dean returned for six months.  Frank Beckham became Parks and Recreation Director in 1951 and held the position until his death in 1987.  Jimmie Walters became director in 1988 and served until retirement in 2010.  During his tenure, the  department's name was changed to Cultural and Leisure Services.  In 2015, the department became Recreation Services, with Pam Stone as it's director.  Today, the department has more than 180 full- and part-time staff.

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Recreation Services


Pam Stone, Recreation Services Director


A printable .pdf of Recreation offerings is available,

or see our Weekly Recreation Listing page.


The Recreation Services Department consists of four recreation centers (the Base Recreation Center, Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center and Pepper Geddings Recreation Center), two athletic complexes (the Frank M. Beckham Recreation Complex and the Grand Park Athletic Complex), the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center, Chapin Memorial Library, the Matt Hughes Skateboard Park, the Outdoor Inline Roller Hockey Rink, the Historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot, and Myrtle's Market Farmers' Market


The Recreation Services Department maintains 23 outdoor fields for softball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field and special events.  See our Sports Tourism pages for additional information and inquiries for field rental availability and opportunities.  Recreation Services also provides maintenance and program assistance at the Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center. Pam Stone is Recreation Services Director.  Call 843-918-1187. 


Myrtle Beach offers a variety of classes and activities for all ages through its recreation facilities and programs.  Fees are reasonable, and memberships are available at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center and Pepper Geddings Recreation Center  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.  The Base Recreation Center and Mary C. Canty Recreation Center offer other amenities, including meeting rooms and banquet halls with warming kitchens.  The Myrtle Beach Train Depot also is available for meetings and small events.

Recreation programs include adult and youth sports, aquatics, youth programs, fitness classes, dance classes, martial arts, and special population instruction, all serving a wide range of ages and abilities.  Outdoor basketball, five tennis courts and four pickleball courts are available for public use at Midway Park on Kings Highway at 19th Avenue South.  Pam Stone is the Recreation Services Director. 

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, e-books and more. The library interacts closely with county and state library systems. Library hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday.  Jennifer Nassar is the Library Director.  For more information, call 843-918-1275.

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


3205 Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
Phone:  843-918-2280
Fax:   843-918-2293


Hours of Operation

  • Mon. – Thurs.  6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Fri.   6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Sat.   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Gymnasiums

  • Indoor Jogging Track

  • Fitness Room (Weights/Exercise Bikes)

  • Locker Rooms

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center


971 Canal Street
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
Phone:  843- 918-1465


Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday:  1:00 – 6:00 p.m.


  • Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Locker Rooms

  • Gymnasium

  • Weight Room

  • Meeting and Banquet Rooms

Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium


1004 Crabtree Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
Phone:  843-918-2355
Fax:   843-918-2358


Hours of Operation

  • 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

  • 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday


  • Two Glass-Fronted Racquetball Courts

  • Wood-Floored Basketball Court

  • Large Weight Room

  • Cardio and Circuit Equipment

  • Meeting Room

  • Walking Path

Base Recreation Center


800 Gabreski Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
Phone:  843- 918-2380
Fax:  843-918- 2384


Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday – By reservation only


  • Ballroom

  • Stage

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Billiards

Myrtle Beach Tennis Center


3302 Grissom Parkway (adjacent to Myrtle Beach High School)
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
Phone:  843-918-2440
Hours of Operation
  • Monday-Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Pro Shop closed for lunch between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.)

  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Pro Shop closed for lunch between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.)

  • Sunday:  Closed


  • 10 courts (eight lighted)

  • Water on courts

  • Pro Shop (air conditioned)

  • Restrooms

  • Lessons, clinics and league play

  • Court rental is $2 per person, per hour, with annual memberships available

Matt Hughes Skateboard Park


33rd Ave. North at the Doug Shaw Stadium Parking Lot


Rules for use are posted, and helmets are required!  When the park opened in 1998, it was named in honor of Matthew Reed Hughes, a local skateboarder who died following a skating accident near his home.


Hours of Operation

  • Open seven days a week, sun-up to 9:00 p.m.

Roller Hockey Rink


885 Emmens Avenue (corner of Crabtree Lane, next to the Grand Park Athletic Complex)


Hours of Operation

  • Open during daylight hours, when not in use by Grand Strand Inline Hockey Club

  • League play available through Grand Strand Inline Hockey at 

Picnic Shelters


All shelters are open to the public, but can be reserved by calling 918-2332 and requesting a “Use of Facility” permit

  • Three shelters at Grand Park, off Forbus Court

  • Behind Pepper Geddings Center at  33rd Ave. N. and Oak St.

  • Chapin Park at 16th Ave. N. and Hwy. 17

  • Withers Swash Park, off of 3rd Ave. S.

  • Futrell Park, off 10th Ave. N.


  • Grand Park, Farrow Parkway, across from The Market Common

  • Bent Oaks Park, off 17th Avenue South

  • Pinner Place Park, Pridgen Rd. and Pinner Place

  • Stuart Square, intersection of Pine Island Road and Grissom Parkway

  • Withers Swash Park, off Third Avenue South

  • Spivey Park at Myrtle Street and Collins Street

  • Balsam Street Park at Balsam Street, off US 501

  • Canal Street Park (two playground areas)

  • Futrell Park, off Mr. Joe White Avenue

  • Chapin Park at 16th Avenue North and Kings Highway

  • Lyons Cove Park on Greens Boulevard, off 21st Avenue North

  • TicketReturn.Com Field, off 21st Avenue North

  • Pepper Geddings Recreation Center at 33rd Ave. N. and Oak Street

  • Ned Donkle Playground at west end of 33rd Avenue North

  • Gardens by the Sea at North Ocean Blvd. and Hampton Circle

  • McMillan Park at Haskell Circle and North Ocean Boulevard

  • McCleod Park at 61st Avenue North and Sumter St.  

Ball Fields


Frank Beckham Complex at 33rd Ave. N.

Ned Donkle Field Complex

Ashley Booth Field

Grand Park Athletic Complex at The Market Common

  • 4  youth ball fields

  • 7 adult ball fields

  • 2 football/soccer field

Tennis Courts


Myrtle Beach Tennis Center at 3302 Grissom Parkway

  • 10 courts (eight lighted)

  • Water on courts

  • Pro Shop (air conditioned)

  • Restrooms

  • Lessons, clinics and league play

  • Court rental is $2 per person, per hour, with annual memberships available

Midway Park at 19th Ave. S. & Hwy. 17

  • 5 tennis courts courts (lighted)

  • 4 pickleball courts

Outdoor Basketball Courts


Midway Park

  • 1-and-a-half courts (lighted)

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

  • 1 court

Other Facilities of Interest

  • Gazebos at McMillan and Bent Oaks Park

  • Mountain Bike Trail at South Barc Parc

  • Fitness Trail at Gardens by the Sea

  • Ocean Woods Cemetery

  • More than 45 Landscaped Parks throughout the city

Recreation Services Management Team

  • Pamela W. Stone, Recreation Services Director  843-918-1187

  • Kevin Morris, Recreation Services Deputy Director  843-918-2289

  • Jennifer Nassar, Chapin Memorial Library Director 843-918-1275

  • Lisa Ibbetson, South Recreation District Manager  843-918-2380

  • Tony Payne, Youth Sports and Turf District Manager  843-918-1497

  • Amanda Bowles, Aquatics Supervisor  843-918-2280
  • Ryan Caputo, Aquatics Coordinator (Mary C. Canty Recreation Center) 843-918-1465
  • Dustin Jordan, Base Recreation Center Supervisor  843-918-2380  
  • Rob Cardella, Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium Supervisor  843-918-2355

  • Docshee Moore, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center Supervisor  843-918-1467

  • Brad Anderson, Tennis Professional  843-918-2440

  • Samantha Vititoe, Pepper Geddings Recreation Center Supervisor  843-918-2280
  • Holly Lee, Adult Sports Supervisor  843-918-2284
  • Kirk Gallion, Youth Sports Supervisor  843-918-2295
  • Chris Millsaps, Youth Sports Coordinator (Crabtree Gym)  843-918-1497

  • Blake Goss, Sports Officials Coordinator  843-918-2363

  • Amy Elvis, Youth Program Supervisor  843-918-2280

  • Jennifer Dennison, Youth Program Coordinator  843-918-2389

  • Ja'Net Wade, Youth Coordinator  843-918-1477

  • Troy Marron, Train Depot, Myrtle's Market and Events Coordinator  843-918-4906


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