Myrtle Beach beginning revitalization of Chapin Park
Work began on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to give Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach a "facelift," according to city officials.
Some of the older wooden structures in the park will be removed, and new paths and landscaping will be added, resulting in a brighter, more welcoming park, the city said in a social media post.
The plan also calls for thinning the number of trees and removing one of the older wooden structures completely to give it a more open feel. More than a dozen trees, mostly pines, will be removed, allowing more light and sunshine into the park.
The playground will remain, as will the pergola, but the roofed shelter on the Kings Highway side will come down, the city said.
Plans also call for creating new concrete walking paths through the park and around a lawn, along with building a new shelter at one end for events and activities.
Chapin Park is a frequent location for Art in the Park and has been a downtown resource for decades, according to the city.