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      New playground to close for several weeks

      Horry County will close Palmetto Adventure Land, or PAL, for several weeks.

      Horry County will close Palmetto Adventure Land, or PAL, for several weeks.

      The new playground on Carolina Forest Boulevard was built by volunteers and highly publicized.

      The county now has to close the playground for construction on the new Carolina Forest Recreation Center and Library.

      The playground will close Wednesday, January 5, for the next eight to ten weeks.

      The contractors will also build a permanent access road to all three locations during this period.

      Construction on the new Carolina Forest Recreation Center is scheduled to be complete in spring of 2012 at a cost of $4 million.

      The Carolina Forest Recreation Center will be approximately 21,000 sq. feet and the building will offer a gym with a walking track, two multipurpose meeting rooms, and an exercise room. The lobby will have enough space for games and a rock climbing wall.

      Construction on the Carolina Forest Library will start in March 2011 and will be complete in spring of 2012 at a cost of $4 million.

      The 20,000 square foot library will have the capacity to hold 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs, paperbacks, large type and audio books. The library will host 26 computer stations as well as a public meeting room, a conference room that can accommodate small groups, a young adult area, and a separate children's area, which will include its own programming area.

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