Parks And RecreationParks And Recreation

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of active and passive recreational opportunities. These opportunities encompass diverse programs and facilities to promote the mental, physical and social well-being of its citizens.

Parks and Recreation Program Registration



We are offering summer camp at South Strand, Carolina Forest, North Strand, and Aynor.

10 week program from June 6th, 2022 through August 12th, 2022

$40 Registration Fee, $100 per week OR register between March 7 - March 20 for all 10 weeks for only $900!

Register at the following link:


Horry County Parks and Recreation maintains over 30 public parks and 27 boat landings throughout the county. Facilities range in size from large, regional facilities of approximately 100 acres in size to small ¼ acre neighborhood parks. A majority of the parks contain ballfields, picnic shelters, and playground equipment. Besides parks, Horry County has numerous boat landings available along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, Lumber, and Waccamaw Rivers. A number of the landings have docks, multiple ramps, and paved parking. Horry County Public Works also maintains 22 beach accesses. Beyond facilities, Horry County Parks and Recreation is responsible for many programs including: Athletics, Camps, Classes, Clubs, Senior Events, Special Events and Trips. 

Parks and Open Space Plan

Horry County Parks & Recreation History

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1997 to meet the immediate and long-term recreation needs of residents in unincorporated Horry County. At that time, Horry County had few recreational facilities and programs. In 1999, County Council funded the development of the Horry County Recreation Needs Assessment for 1999-2009. The county has worked diligently over the last two decades to implement the recommendations within that assessment. Today, Horry County Parks and Recreation operates more than 30 parks on over 618 acres of land, offering 39 baseball/softball fields, 15 tennis courts, 26 playgrounds, and 2 disc golf courses. Horry County Parks and Recreation Department also maintains 27 boats landings, while Horry County Public Works and Engineering maintain 22 beach accesses and an expanding bicycle and pedestrian network.


Horry County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of organized sports and classroom instruction. In addition, it hosts a variety of outdoor recreational programming throughout the year. To find out what is available in your community and to register for upcoming classes and leagues, visit our registration website.

Afterschool & Summer Camp (SYAC)

Contact Information:
Jeff Bailey

Outdoor Recreation

Main Office
(843) 915-3100


Kelly Layfield
(843) 915-7882

Gym Schedules

Please contact the centers directly for available open gym times.


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Department Head
Paul McCulloch
Phone: (843) 915-5330
Fax: (843) 915-6330
Mailing Address
2830 Oak Street
Conway, SC 29526
Physical Address
2830 Oak St
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday