The Market Common, in addition to its diverse offerings, is nestled near the beach amidst parks in a prime Myrtle Beach location. Adjacent to our shops and restaurants is Valor Memorial Garden (Valor Park) which hosts various events throughout the year and Grand Park located across Farrow Parkway which boasts a variety of amenities, including picnic tables and shelters for outdoor gatherings, a playground for children, and walking paths for leisurely strolls. Historic features add a touch of cultural richness, while paved bicycling trails cater to cycling enthusiasts. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy baseball, softball, soccer, and football fields, as well as a gymnasium for indoor activities. Fishing is available for those seeking a tranquil waterside experience.
Notable is Savannah’s Playground in Grand Park, an inclusive play area for children of all abilities. Other playgrounds are found near Grand Lake’s main bridge and in the middle of Howard Avenue on the esplanade where gazebos, fountains and seating areas in a beautifully landscaped setting await just steps away.
The entire Market Common District is located on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (1956 to 1993). Visit the static displays of real aircrafts, the Wall of Service honoring veterans and civilians who were stationed at Myrtle Beach or worked at the base, and other patriotic memorials at Warbird Park.
Historic markers are placed there and throughout the district depicting the area’s military history. Small military museums are housed at The General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, The Crabtree Gym and in Thunderbolt Park.
Additional nearby attractions include Myrtle Beach Art Museum and Myrtle Beach State Park.
NOTE: The parks and facilities are owned and operated by the City of Myrtle Beach. Click on the name of these locations for more information. If you would like to book public events in any of Myrtle Beach’s parks, contact the Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department.