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Memorial Park

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Facility Reservation Application

Features

  1. Basketball Court
  2. Beach Volleyball Court
  3. Cemetery
  4. Grill
  5. Open Pavilion
  6. Parking
  7. Picnic Areas
  8. Picnic Shelters
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Playground
  11. Restrooms
  12. Screened Pavilion
  13. Soccer
  14. Tennis Court
  15. Water
Memorial Park is located directly behind City Hall between Butler and Jones Ave. The park is within walking distance to the beach. Parking is available and is pay-to-park, 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. The island’s bike route on 2nd Ave runs through the park and there are bike racks located next to the playground.

Memorial Park features two large pavilions which are available to rent, one screened in and one open. The screened pavilion is available by reservation only. The screened pavilion is large enough to hold 300 people, and includes 20 picnic tables, ceiling fans, overhead lights, electrical outlets, water access, two large grills, and two double door entry ways. The open pavilion is available for reservation and accessible to the public when not reserved. The open pavilion is large enough to hold 150 people, and includes 14 picnic tables, overhead lights, electrical outlets, water access, and two large grills.

Memorial Park also has five single table pavilions and one double table pavilion each with their own small grill. The smaller pavilions are not available for reservation and open to the public on first come, first served basis.

In addition to the abundance of shaded picnic areas, the park also has public restroom facilities, a playground for ages two to twelve years old, two lighted outdoor tennis courts, two lighted outdoor beach volleyball courts, a lighted basketball court, a gated cemetery, and a large grass field with soccer goals.

The History of Tybee Memorial Cemetery: This is the only cemetery on Tybee Island and much of its history remains shrouded in mystery. It is believed that the township established a small plot of land in the 1870s to provide victims of shipwrecks (and other drowning victims) a final resting place. A farmer of the land at that time apparently received approval to use this site as a family burial plot. Five members of the family are buried here and descendants still live in the area. With development on Tybee, those interred in private burial plots were relocated here. Descendants of witnesses to the re-burials continue to offer accounts of these events to this day. The town of Tybee inventoried the cemetery in 1922 and identified 18 people thought to be buried here. Shortly after that inventory the town suddenly closed the cemetery with no recorded explanation. Ground penetrating radar was used in 2001 to locate 36 potential burial sites in the vicinity of the cemetery, all are now enclosed within the wrought iron fence.