(4/15/2014) The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex held its Grand Opening/Community Day Saturday, April 12. The day began with opening ceremonies and the dedication of the McLeod Seacoast Meadow and the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater.
Everyone then enjoyed live entertainment, activities by local civic groups and businesses, sporting demonstrations, tours of the new facility, and the planting of a living wall.
Dr. David Johnson, of McLeod Internal Medicine Seacoast, represented the hospital during the opening ceremonies and provided blood pressure checks to the community during the festivities.
"On behalf of McLeod Seacoast, it is our privilege to be a partner with the City and be a part of this sports complex. As the local hospital, it is our mission to improve the health and well-being of patients, families, and visitors to the community. We see this as an opportunity to continue in the provision of preventative health, safety, and wellness. We appreciate the work of all who have championed this project for our community," said Dr. Johnson.
The McLeod Seacoast Meadow will be a place for future festivals and shows, and will be a great place for community members to enjoy the outdoors. McLeod Seacoast is partnering with the City of North Myrtle Beach to offer free health screenings, activities and classes at the sports complex to improve the well-being of the community.
"McLeod Seacoast has been a wonderful asset to our community," said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley. "Not only has McLeod Seacoast addressed the great health needs of our citizens, it has offered great job opportunities, as well. Since it first opened, McLeod Seacoast and the City of North Myrtle Beach have worked closely together. This has been apparent through the years with the opening of an inpatient hospital, our partnership at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center and now our partnership at the new North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex."
The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, South Carolina 29566 and the park entrance is located on the corner of Highway 90 and Robert Edge Parkway.