MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Work began Wednesday to give Chapin Park a facelift. Some of the older wooden structures will be removed, while new paths and landscaping will be added, with the hope that the area will become brighter and more welcoming, according to Myrtle Beach City officials.
The plan calls for opening up the park a bit by thinning the number of trees and removing one of the older wooden structures. More than a dozen trees, mostly pines, will be removed, allowing more light into the park.
A Facebook post from the City of Myrtle Beach details that plans also call for creating new concrete walking paths through the park and a new shelter at one end for events and activities. The playground will remain, as will the pergola, but the roofed shelter on the Kings Highway side will come down.
Chapin Park is a frequent location for Art in the Park and has been a downtown resource for decades. As the trees have matured, though, the park has become increasingly dark, the city says.