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Posted on: September 11, 2023

POSTPONED: Outdoor Festival and River Day

A wooden kayak launch extends onto the Black River.

Update posted 9/21/23: Due to this weekend's forecast and poor trail conditions, we are postponing Saturday's Outdoor Festival and River Day at Rocky Point. We will reschedule for Oct. 14 and add some fun Fall activities, such as hay rid...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Fall youth sports delayed due to heat

Football players on a field backlight by a blazing sun

After much consideration, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation decided this week to postpone its 2023 fall youth sports season due to extreme heat. 

"Our top priority is the safety of the children, so we are canceling conditioning and postp...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Staub helps residents enjoy all the outdoors has to offer

TL Staub hammers a trail marker into a tree in Rocky Point Community Forest

After 35 years working in public safety, T.L. Staub is enjoying a much more relaxed pace.

That’s not to say his new job is easy. He has to deal with heat, bugs and all kinds of other critters. But he gets to spend entire days by himself enjoying ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Part of Campbell Marine Complex to close for training exercise

Men in camouflage uniforms scattered along a boat landing

The National Guard will participate in a training exercise in Georgetown County this month. 

Part of the exercise will be staged at the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex in Georgetown. As a result, one boat ramp and part of the parking area ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Outdoor adventures among summer offerings from Parks and Rec.

A woman paddles along the creek in a yellow kayak

Looking for a way to get active this summer? Georgetown County Parks and Recreation is hosting a plethora of free events all summer long. 

Recreation coordinator Jason Walters, and his team have planned both indoor and outdoor events for people of...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Youth Academy partners with Parks & Rec. to put kids on path to success

A coach in a black t-shirt stands on a gym floor pointing at adolescent boys playing basketball

Ronald McInnis is used to getting the call. Sometimes it’s from a parent; sometimes from a teacher or school administrator. Regardless of who’s on the other end of the line, the message is the same: There’s a student having d...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Park named for Abie Ladson

A large group of people surround a park sign bearing Abie Ladson's name.

A park in the Plantersville community now bears the name of the late Abie Roger Ladson Sr. A dedication ceremony and sign unveiling took place at the park on April 15. 

County Council agreed a year ago to name the park for Ladson at the request of...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 25, 2023

"Mrs. Zonda" recognized for volunteer service

Zonda Cox pictured accepting a plaque from Council Chairman Louis Morant

County Council recognized Zonda Cox as Georgetown County's Volunteer of the year for 2022 for the work she has done for Georgetown County Parks & Recreation and the Georgetown Baseball/Softball Booster Club. Cox was honored at council&rsq...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2023

New bridge built at Stables Park thanks to Eagle Scout project

Liam Perry is pictured working on the new bridge at Stables Park.

A new pedestrian bridge was built at Stables Park on Jan. 21 thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by Liam Perry. The 16-year-old constructed the bridge in memory of Bill Shehan, who was a dedicated Scoutmaster for many years. Shehan died in 2021 after a battl...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Controlled burning at park will cause temporary pathway closures

Black and White Photo of person biking along a paved path

Parts of the Waccamaw Neck bikeway will close this week as the state moves forward with planned and controlled burning at Huntington Beach State Park.

The bikeway runs through Pawleys Island north to the Horry County Line, including a section that traverse...

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Parks and Recreation