City of North Myrtle Beach Introduces "Park N' Play", a Recreation Center on Wheels

The North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department introduces "Park N’ Play", a recreation center on wheels offering a variety of organized activities to promote outdoor play at local parks. The mobile recreation program seeks to enhance play opportunities throughout the community.

As part of the program, children have the chance to create unique art projects, play an array of organized games/activities or utilize the playground in a safe, kid-friendly environment. Children can join the department's Passport Club to record their experiences and favorite things about Park N’ Play at each stop. 

Park N’ Play is scheduled 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Locations vary and showcase the different parks and open spaces the City offers. Park N' Play is free to the public.

Upcoming Park N' Play stops include:

August 13 – Hill Street Park, 2346 Hill Street
August 27 – Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, 5600 Heritage Drive

Free Child and Digital Fingerprinting Cards Available at the Aquatic & Fitness Center July 29 in North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) considers the safety of children to be a top priority. The AFC is partnering with New York Life Insurance Company to help parents keep their children safe.

On Monday, July 29, 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.New York Life will be in the AFC lobby to make FREE Child ID and digital fingerprinting cards. Stop by and have a card madeIt takes just a few minutes.

Child ID cards feature the child’s photo, fingerprints, contact information and other pertinent data needed by the Police in case of an emergency.

Child IDs are made using the EZ Child ID system, the nation’s most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system. Created with help from the National CHIP foundation and law enforcement officials, this system ensures that digital fingerprints meet industry standards by capturing vital information required by the Amber Alert system. 

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No child’s information or pictures are electronically retained. All data is automatically erased after the Child ID is printed.

This free service is open to AFC members and non-members alike for children of all ages. Taking advantage of this free service does not place you under any obligation to New York Life. We thank New York Life for partnering with us to enhance child safety in our community!

City of North Myrtle Beach Comments on July 10, 2019 Court Order Regarding Civil Action No 2019-CP-26-01732

The City of North Myrtle Beach has reviewed the July 10, 2019 Order from Judge William H. Seals, Jr. pertaining to Civil Action No. 2019-CP-26-01732.

In that Order, the Court specifically ruled that on and after August 10, Horry County cannot collect its Hospitality Fee in the city of North Myrtle Beach.

The Order does not affect North Myrtle Beach’s lawful tax ordinances, which authorize the City to collect its Accommodations Tax of 3%, Hospitality Tax of 2% and Amusement Fee of 1%. North Myrtle Beach businesses should continue to collect and remit these taxes and fee in full to the City of North Myrtle Beach as previously outlined in the City’s June 24, 2019 notice mailed individually to all businesses within its jurisdiction.

According to the July 10 Court Order, on and after August 10, only the City’s Hospitality Tax, Accommodations Tax and Amusement Fee will be collected in the City of North Myrtle Beach.

To read the July 10 Court Order, follow this link: or visit and look under "Press Releases."