Located in one complex, the world’s first recreational jetpack experience, zip lining, cable wakeboarding, a floating aqua park, quiddich, segway tours, kayaking, an outdoor amphitheater, team sports for all ages, and the list goes on. Where do you find all of these exciting experiences—the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex of course!!
Whether you are a resident of North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Pawley’s Island, or a visitor to the Grand Strand, the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a must visit. Located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC, many of you will pass it on your way to North Myrtle Beach. If you are leaving North Myrtle Beach, you will take a left at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Robert Edge Parkway right outside of the North Myrtle Beach city limits.
Just two minutes from downtown North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports complex is a state-of-the-art facility built to attract sporting organizations from all over the United States to hold their tournaments. Apparently, the goal has been exceeded to include attracting sports organizations from all over the world.
The Quidditch World Cup VII was held at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex on April 5-6, 2014. There are over 300 Quidditch teams around the world and 80 of those teams participated in the in the seventh annual International Quidditch World Cup Tournament.
In case some of you thought that Quidditch was just a fictional Harry Potter Series Sport, it is not. Quidditch is a full-contact, co-ed sport which began in 2005 and has since spread to over 300 colleges, high schools and community teams worldwide. “Quidditch blends parts of rugby, basketball and dodgeball, with teams of seven people who keep a broom between their legs at all times on the field as three chasers, who try to score with a quaffle, or ball, through any of three hoops, or goals. On defense, a team has two beaters who use bludgers, or dodgeballs, to take an opposing player out of play. Each team also has a hoops minder, and a seeker who tries to catch the snitch, a ball carried by a neutral player who tries to avert capture at any cost.“ (firstname.lastname@example.org, 3/30/2014)
The eco-friendly 162-acre park was also built for the residents of North Myrtle Beach, colleges, and sports teams to use all year room. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is fully equipped with modern facilities for you to host big or small sports tournaments. The gates open every day from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The sports complex is easily accessible and built to accommodate a range of activities such as lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, flag football and quidditch for both youth and adult sports leagues. Below is a list of the facilities and the amenities that the facilities are equipped with to add value, comfort, fun and ease to your sporting event:
- 4 regulation youth baseball/collegiate softball fields
- 2 regulation high school/collegiate baseball fields (can be transformed to regulation youth baseball and collegiate softball fields)
- 8 regulation soccer/lacrosse fields
- 8 batting tunnels
- umpire/official rooms
- concessions areas
The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex hosts many events and activities such as live music, fitness classes, adult dance classes, and holiday festivities. To accommodate these events and activities, there are additional areas and facilities such as:
- 10-acre meadow and festival area
- 20-acre lake for water-based recreation activities
- Outdoor amphitheater (the only one on the Grand Strand)
- Walking/biking trails
- 8 picnic shelters available for rentals
- 2 separate dog parks for large and small dogs
- 3 playgrounds (ADA accessible)
- Go Ape Treetop Adventure
- North Myrtle Beach Segway
- Shark Wake Park including the all new Aqua Park and Jet Pack Adventures
- 5 mile Nature Trail
- Administrative building
Now, we are going to tell you about a few of the programs and events that are offered for your enjoyment at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. All of the experiences are designed for safe, family fun which includes your fur babies.
Youth and Adult Sporting Events:
The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex has a thriving calendar of events with a wide range of sporting activities. The vast facility can host several tournaments at one time, and there is a recreation department that manages a wide range of adult sports such as softball, soccer, volleyball, and pickleball for both men and women.
The youth sports program includes softball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. These programs are designed to nurture the whole child and includes positive coaching, teamwork, socialization skills, self-esteem, sportsmanship, skill development and self-development.
Two Dog Parks:
There is a well-fenced, three-acre dog park for your dog to play and exercise in. There are two separate areas—one for dogs under 25 pounds and one for larger dogs. The dog parks are open from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 and there are rules and regulations to ensure that all of the dogs have a pleasant, safe outing. The dog park is off limits to sick, aggressive and unvaccinated animals as well as female dogs in heat. There are several animal control and police officers that patrol the park to ensure that the rules are followed for the safety of you and your animals and they may request to see a copy of your dogs’ records at any time.
You get to experience the world’s first recreational jetpack adventure at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Certified flight instructors and navigators will help you safely fly up to 30 feet above the water, do dolphin dives, speed runs and sight-seeing hovering.
Shark Wakepark Adventures:
The full-size cable wake park allows riders to be pulled, without the assistance of a boat, by cables from a tower. It is the tallest cable system in the United States and has five towers which includes a 2-tower cable system complete with obstacles.
Also included in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex water park is the Aqua park which was just added in the summer of 2017. It is an inflatable obstacle course and playground, floating atop the lake, for all ages. The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex aqua park has trampolines, monkey bars, climbing towers, slides and more for all levels of expertise. According to WMBF, “Shark Wake Park is billed as the largest floating obstacle course on the East Coast.”
Go Ape Zipline and Treetop Adventure:
Did you ever wish you could swing thru the trees like Tarzan? Well, now you can on the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure — North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. It is a two-to-three hour experience up in the trees. The Go Ape course features almost 2,500 feet of zipline, with the last one reaching almost 900 feet.
Before you begin your adventure, there is a 30-minute safety training course which teaches visitors how to operate the pulleys, harnesses, and carabiners before they start out on their own to experience the five ziplines, climb rope ladders, glide through the trees on swings, and navigate obstacle bridges. Although you will be navigating the course on your own, the staff instructors will be roaming the area in case anyone needs their help.
The Go Ape course is a great adrenaline rush for those who are not afraid of heights. There are 40 crossings including a Spider Web, Flying Carpet, Jungle Crossing and Zigzag Bridge which give you incredible views of the natural setting. Of course, there are weight, height and age restrictions to assure everyone stays safe.
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex sounds like a fabulous place to visit whether you are a resident of North Myrtle Beach or a visitor renting one of the hotels near North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. If you are in North Myrtle Beach for the Christmas holidays, be sure to see the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex Christmas lights. They are outstanding! North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex has a smorgasbord of events and activities year-round for your whole family to enjoy, so make your plans now to visit.