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American Surf Parks buys $4.5 million in city land for Surfworks Theme Park

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Mayor Brenda Bethune and Myrtle Beach City Council voted to authorize the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to sell 21.6 acres of land located behind the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to American Surf Parks for $4.5 million.

A second reading must pass city council for the sale to become final.

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The theme park previously leased the land from the city. The theme park development and the lease had been put on hold because of Covid 19.

The purchase agreement allows to City of Myrtle Beach to reacquire the property should the development fail.

The land was appraised at $6.5 million. However, the city deducted $3.6 million for removing unsuitable soils at the site.


Surfworks will include an amphitheater, a skatepark, Surf Lagoon, Adventure Lagoon, Kids’ Playground, Volleyball Courts, a viewing pier, and a chance for guests to rent their own bungalows.

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The local concept was spearheaded by Jeff Skelley. Skelley has over 4 decades of success in the Myrtle Beach area real estate market.

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