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Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Parks and Open Space Board, along with a number of partners, is seeking volunteers for Saturday, October 10th from 9 am to noon to assist with the beautification of the entrance to the Horry County Bike & Run Park. The beautification efforts on Saturday will create an inviting entrance to the park and will finalize the improvements that have been funded through the South Carolina State Trails Program and Horry County. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel and gloves so they can help with the installation of a dozen trees and over 100 potted native grasses. For more information, please contact Leigh Kane at 843-915-7034 or visit the Horry County Planning & Zoning Facebook page.
This unique park, located in Carolina Forest off of River Oaks Drive, hosts seven miles of mountain biking and running trails. The trail system was developed by the Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club and partner running and cycling clubs. It is now maintained by the Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. Since the beginning of the year, the entrance to the park has undergone a number of improvements, including the establishment of a parking area and installation of a picnic shelter and bike repair stand. The improvements also included the installation of a ten-foot multi-use path, connecting the park to an 11 mile, off-road section of the East Coast Greenway that runs along Robert Grissom Parkway and Harrelson Blvd to Market Common.
The East Coast Greenway is a 2,900-mile continuous trail system that is being developed to link 25 major cities from Maine to Florida. The Bike & Run Park serves as the first East Coast Greenway trailhead in the State of South Carolina and the initial link to connect the East Coast Greenway into the Carolina Forest community. While portions of the East Coast Greenway have been developed in Horry and Georgetown counties, additional plans to develop of this continuous, off-road trail is defined within the East Coast Greenway Master Plan for Horry & Georgetown Counties (2003) and the Horry County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (2013).
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