Located at the southern end of East Bay Street and on the northern end of Front Street.
The largest outdoor park in the city with the most amenities is East Bay Park, which is located on a peninsula offering amazing views of the Great Pee Dee and Sampit rivers.
Sports enthusiasts will enjoy ball fields, tennis courts, a perimeter walking path, a disc-golf course and an indoor recreation center with a basketball court. All the sports facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis, although the fields and tennis courts can be booked for league events or tournaments.
Visitors to East Bay Park can also challenge their muscles and get their hearts pumping on five outdoor fitness stations, complete with instructions on who to best use each fitness zone. This area was established in 2016 by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class and several sponsors.
East Bay Park also features an expansive playground with swings, slides, a jungle gym and more for young visitors. It is dog-friendly, although dogs must be leashed at all times. Summer visitors are advised to use caution in the summertime, when the southern climate can be particularly hot for furry park goers.
The park is the venue of choice for a number of seasonal or special events. The most popular of these special park activities is arguably the weekly farmer's market, which is held on the premises from early April until the end of October on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This weekly market sets up stakes on the corners of Front Street and East Bay Street and features a variety of fresh, locally grown produce, flowers, plants, garden essentials, homemade honey, jams and much more. This event is perfect for Georgetown visitors who want to shop (and eat) local.
Another major draw to East Bay Park is the appropriately named East Bay Landing, a wide boat ramp which provides easy access to the Sampit River and Winyah Bay. Free to use and open during daylight hours, the ramp has recently undergone an extensive renovation and can be easily accessed by vessels of all sizes. The boat launch is located on the southwestern edge of the park.
Visitors who prefer a great view and a little time to relax will find several benches and a number of picnic shelters with tables for easy outdoor lunches. Admission to all East Bay Park facilities is free, with plenty of parking and public restrooms available, and the park is open to the public year-round during daylight hours.