Myrtle Beach weighs motion to reduce fee to use Plyler Park for partial day

mprabhu@thesunnews.comApril 22, 2014 

A sign is up for people to express their dreams at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Children's Fest by the Oceanfront Merchants Association at Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Other events to celebrate King include a service at Mount Olive Church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Myrtle Beach, a community breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. at Myrtle Beach's Canal Street Recreation Center for a $25 donation, and the parade through Myrtle Beach beginning at 11:30 a.m. at 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan /


High school performance groups that would like to use Plyler Park in downtown Myrtle Beach for a short time to showcase their talent in Plyler Park could soon only have to pay less than half of the current cost.

To rent the park for any portion of a day, groups must pay a $125 fee regardless of how long they use the space. City Council will consider a motion Tuesday that would lower that fee to $50 for those using the park for two hours or less.

“There are a number of groups that use Plyler Park on a short-term basis and the current rate doesn’t allow for anything less that the full [fee],” Kruea said. “The $50 recognizes a shorter-term use for the park. … It makes it more affordable.”

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