Tidelands Health joins partners to celebrate completion of the first phase of new multipurpose path in Murrells Inlet

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Published on October 01, 2019

Tidelands Health joins partners to celebrate completion of the first phase of new multipurpose path in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet community members now have a new way to stay active and enjoy outdoor exercise with the opening of the first phase of the Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path.

Tidelands Health partnered with Murrells Inlet 2020 to create the one-mile path, which provides a convenient and safe place for walkers, runners and bicyclists. It stretches from U.S. 17 Business at Macklen Avenue, crosses U.S. 17 Bypass and ends at Old Kings Road. Plans are to extend the path another three miles to Wacca Wache Marina.

Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path ribbon cuttingToday, Tidelands Health officials joined representatives from Murrells Inlet 2020, Georgetown County and the South Carolina Department of Transportation for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the first phase of I2I.

Murrells Inlet 2020, a community revitalization group, crafted the vision for the multipurpose path and led the development. Tidelands Health paid for and built the sections of the path on its property.

“Tidelands Health is proud to help turn the vision for this community path into reality,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “The Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path provides a convenient and safe place for community members to walk, run, bike – live that active lifestyle we encourage for better health. This path represents an investment in our community’s health and wellness.”

Murrells Inlet 2020 started development of the Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path after a survey of community members showed the desire for more walking paths. It plans to extend the path another three miles to the Intracoastal Waterway at Wacca Wache Marina.

“I2I would not have been possible without the generous support of Tidelands Health and our other partners,” said Meredith Harrison, executive director of Murrells Inlet 2020. “Murrells Inlet 2020 is grateful for the partners who have graciously worked to help bring this tremendous amenity to our community.”

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