Conway can meet the recreational needs of residents and visitors alike. The Waccamaw River runs through downtown Conway and supports such water activities as boating, waterskiing, hydrosliding and jet skiing. In addition, the Waccamaw River is an excellent haven for fishermen. With two marinas located in the downtown area, one public and one private, access to the water activities are apparent.
Within the numerous wooded sections of the area, one will find ample game. Deer and duck seasons bring hunting enthusiasts from across the region.
The Conway Recreation Department oversees organized sports for adults and children on a year-round basis, everything from baseball, football, soccer and basketball. The city maintains two beautiful parks. One of these is Collins Memorial Park, a very attractive area near downtown, featuring tennis courts, picnic shelter areas and children’s playground equipment. The other is Riverfront Park, located along the Waccamaw River in the historic district of Conway. It features children’s playground equipment, picnic areas and a band stand for local concerts and annual festivals. Just down the street from Riverfront Park, the city oversees the Riverfront Tennis Center, a members only, lighted facility with clay courts and a pro shop.
Senior citizens can enjoy being creative with ceramics at the Mary Thompson Center on Monday and Thursday from 7am-12 noon. The Horry County Council on Aging, which has facilities and activities throughout Horry County, is headquartered in Conway and provides assistance to senior citizens.
The Smith-Jones Recreation Center, located on Highway 378, is a privately–maintained facility for public use. A swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts are among the amenities offered.
For the golf fans, Conway Golf Club’s 9-hole and Wild Wing Plantation’s 36-hole facilities are excellent courses within the city limits. Just outside the city limits enjoy other courses like Myrtle Beach National, Burning Ridge, Hackler, The Witch, and Shaftsbury Glen, all within a six-mile drive of Conway.
Conway’s climate is favorable for year-round outdoor activities making it truly a recreation haven for all.