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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of January 3, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year holiday.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 6 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Redistricting

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Horry County Redistricting

Horry County is currently participating in the redistricting process, using the most recent census data to redraw County Government and School Board district lines in Horry County, in accordance with applicable law.

The Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will hold another meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center in Conway for the purpose of receiving public comment on the redistricting effort to include reference to the draft map.

You can learn more and review the current and preliminary, draft map online here: https://www.horrycounty.org/Boards/RedistrictingCommittee.

In addition to the public hearing at the meeting in January, comments can also be submitted via email to countycouncil@horrycounty.org.

Horry County Recreation Centers: Temporary Operating Hours Changes

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily altering the operating hours for the North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James R. Frazier Community Center to accomplish annual gym and fitness room floor resurfacing and for the Holiday Season. 

All Locations, including the C.B. Berry Community Center, will be closed December 23 – 27, 2021 and December 31 – January 2, 2022.

All Recreation and Community Centers will reopen for regular operations with regular operating hours on January 3, 2022. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation main office at (843) 915-5330 or contact each center at the number listed on the website.

Below are the temporary altered operating hours for each center:

North Strand Recreation Center

120 Highway 57S Little River, SC 29566

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

James Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

 



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for December 20-31, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10 a.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda.

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. County offices will reopen for regular operations on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

In addition, all Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year holiday.

Other than the Administration Committee meeting listed here, there are currently no planned, upcoming meetings for the remainder of 2021. The next Weekly Update notice from Horry County Government is planned to be distributed on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Redistricting

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity: Horry County Redistricting

Horry County is currently participating in the redistricting process, using the most recent census data to redraw County Government and School Board district lines in Horry County, in accordance with applicable law.

The Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will hold another meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center in Conway for the purpose of receiving public comment on the redistricting effort to include reference to the draft map.

You can learn more and review the current and preliminary, draft map online here: https://www.horrycounty.org/Boards/RedistrictingCommittee.

In addition to the public hearing at the meeting in January, comments can also be submitted via email to countycouncil@horrycounty.org.

Horry County Recreation Centers: Temporary Operating Hours Changes

Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily altering the operating hours for the North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James R. Frazier Community Center to accomplish annual gym and fitness room floor resurfacing and for the Holiday Season. 

All Locations, including the C.B. Berry Community Center, will be closed December 23 – 27, 2021 and December 31 – January 2, 2022.

All Recreation and Community Centers will reopen for regular operations with regular operating hours on January 3, 2022. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation main office at (843) 915-5330 or contact each center at the number listed on the website.

Below are the temporary altered operating hours for each center:

North Strand Recreation Center

120 Highway 57S Little River, SC 29566

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

James Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527

Please note, the gym, walking path, and fitness center will remain closed during all of the dates below.

Monday, December 20, 2021 through Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.



International Drive Road Race Rescheduled

The International Drive Road Race, postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 15, 2020. The event includes a 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run for kids. The event will have additional COVID-19 safety protocols including staggered start times throughout the morning and a virtual awards ceremony (additional protocols are outlined below). 

This is a closed course race. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 10K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving awards. Each participant will receive a finisher medal.

Registration for the rescheduled date is now open and registration fees include a high-quality tech t-shirt, a finishers medal, and refreshments at the finish line packaged for you to take with you. Fun run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the website

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  1. To ensure social distancing, participants are asked not to go to the starting line until ten minutes before race time.
  2. We will have approximately 50 cones placed behind the starting line that are approximately 6 feet apart. We ask that every runner stands at a cone only with family members or people that they rode to the event with. There should be no more than 5 people at any given cone even if they are family or you rode with them. The race is chip timed and we will be doing a rolling start. Runners will be let go one cone at a time by the race staff at the start line. Runners in the line will continue moving to the next cone until they reach the final cone/start line where they will be released to start the race.
  3. People will not be permitted to gather in crowds at the finish line.
  4. There will be no awards ceremony. Awards will be delivered or mailed to recipients.
  5. Results will be posted online and on facebook.
  6. Unless supervising a minor child participating in the race, people who are not participating in the race will not be allowed in the area as spectators.


Recreation Centers Reopen Monday, June 22, 2020

Horry County Department of Parks & Recreation facilities will reopen to the public on Monday, June 22nd. This includes Recreation Centers, Community Centers, and the Cochran building. All HCPR facilities will resume their normal operating hours. Those with memberships will be refunded a pro-rated amount based on the amount of time our facilities were closed and their memberships will remain valid until the original expiration.

The Recreation Centers will be offering pickleball and basketball during designated hours only, while the walking tracks will be open the entire day. Gym schedules can be found below. Fitness classes will be offered with limited capacity, so those interested are encouraged to register online to ensure their spot. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Bo0vjE

In an effort to make our facilities as safe as possible and to stop the spread of COVID-19, our staff will be wearing masks, gymnasium capacity is limited, cleanings are being conducted more frequently, drinking fountains have been disabled, hand washing stations have been added, and social distancing markings have been placed throughout the Centers.

We appreciate your understanding during this time and ask that everyone visiting our facilities please be respectful of social distancing guidelines. We strongly encourage visitors to wear masks while in common areas and will have them available at the buildings. Please bring your own water bottles and any personal equipment needed for fitness classes.



Summer Camp Canceled

2020 Summer Camps Canceled 

A number of our summer camp staff members were exposed to an individual confirmed positive for COVID-19. For the safety of everyone involved, we are canceling all of the Parks and Recreation summer camps scheduled to begin tomorrow. We apologize for the short notice. We were notified of the exposure late Saturday and assessed the impacts to our programs, making the decision to cancel all of our summer camp programs for the remainder of the summer. 

We know this is disappointing news for our campers and families. We are anxious to get back to normal but we will not compromise our standards of safety for our campers. We appreciate your continued patience during this difficult time.

Anyone already registered for summer camp programs will be contacted and issued a full refund. Please stay tuned to our Parks and Recreation Facebook page and horrycounty.org for updates. 



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