South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

NMB Opens Nature Park on Marsh
January 25th, 2007

From staff reports

A dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday marked the opening of the Heritage Shores Public Nature Park in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach. The park - on 8 acres north of 55th Avenue North and Heritage Drive - has a series of boardwalks, two picnic shelters, boat access to the Cherry Grove marsh, two information kiosks, an observation station and a series of trails about two-thirds of a mile long.

City officials and residents have said it will be a great addition to the area. The city budgeted a total of $132,000 in its 2004-05 and 2005-06 Parks and Recreation funds for the nature park.

The park includes interpretative signs to identify the plants, animals and nature that people might see in the park, as well as directional signs to help people get around in the park.

Parking is at the Cherry Grove Boat Landing on 53rd Avenue North. To learn more about SCELP's involvement in the Nature Park, read about our Cherry Grove/Heritage Shores case.