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Folly Beach County Park opens Wednesday for first time since 2011

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Folly Beach County Park opens to the public Wednesday. The beach park was closed because of erosion and a beach renourishment project. 

In 2011 Hurricane Irene shut it down by eroding much of the beach and washing away structures at the park.

By May 2013, the renourishment project began dumping some 415,000 cubic yards of sand from the Folly River onto the beach.

The $3.4 million project expanded the park 1400 feet with lifeguards along the way. 

Opening the park Wednesday  was important for visitors and the wild life who live there. Sea turtle and shorebirds nest at the park.

There are 200 parking spots, half of when the park first opened in 1982. Crews built  new showers and restrooms at the site.

 

Admission is $8 for the day.  The park opens  at 9 AM. The ceremony begins at 10AM.

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