City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation The official page for the City of Wilmington, North Carolina Parks & Recreation Division. Visit the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation official webpage at www.wilmingtonrecreation.com for more information.

Operating as usual

11/24/2021

All on-street parking will be free in downtown Wilmington Thursday-Sunday for the #Thanksgiving holiday! While shopping locally on #BlackFriday be sure to stick around for the tree lighting ceremony. Did we mention parking would be ✨free✨?

Discover Nature @ Halyburton Park!Ages: 5/up  Cost: FreeDetails - www.halyburtonpark.com or call 910.341.0075#ilmparksec...
11/24/2021

Discover Nature @ Halyburton Park!
Ages: 5/up Cost: Free

Details - www.halyburtonpark.com or call 910.341.0075

#ilmparksec #halyburtonpark #wilmingtonnc

Discover Nature @ Halyburton Park!
Ages: 5/up Cost: Free

Details - www.halyburtonpark.com or call 910.341.0075

#ilmparksec #halyburtonpark #wilmingtonnc

FREE Craft Program!December 13  10 am - 12 noonAges:  Adult Pre-registration is required.Register online - webreg.wilmin...
11/23/2021

FREE Craft Program!
December 13 10 am - 12 noon
Ages: Adult
Pre-registration is required.

Register online - webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056.

FREE Craft Program!
December 13 10 am - 12 noon
Ages: Adult
Pre-registration is required.

Register online - webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056.

FREE Medicine Ball Workshop TonightTues. Nov. 23 @ 5:30 pmLocation:  Sherriedale Morgan Fitness CenterOpen to public.  P...
11/23/2021

FREE Medicine Ball Workshop Tonight
Tues. Nov. 23 @ 5:30 pm
Location: Sherriedale Morgan Fitness Center

Open to public. Pre-registration is required.

Register online - https://tinyurl.com/23f3x7cw or call 910.341.7872

#ilmparksrec #ilmfitness

FREE Medicine Ball Workshop Tonight
Tues. Nov. 23 @ 5:30 pm
Location: Sherriedale Morgan Fitness Center

Open to public. Pre-registration is required.

Register online - https://tinyurl.com/23f3x7cw or call 910.341.7872

#ilmparksrec #ilmfitness

Thank you volunteers for helping to plant 80 trees on the Northside of Wilmington today!   Thank you Alliance for Cape F...
11/20/2021

Thank you volunteers for helping to plant 80 trees on the Northside of Wilmington today! Thank you Alliance for Cape Fear Trees for organizing the event and TD Bank for sponsoring the event.

Special thanks to all the volunteers today and Warner Temple Church for providing use of facility and parking lot.

Next planting will be December 4 in Sunset Park. Volunteers can register at www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com

The 17th annual Senior Thanksgiving Lunch was held earlier today at the MLK Center.    This year the event was a drive-t...
11/18/2021

The 17th annual Senior Thanksgiving Lunch was held earlier today at the MLK Center. This year the event was a drive-thru event with seniors stopping by to pick up their meals. Over 300 seniors were provided lunches.

Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted with the event.

#MLKCenter #ilmparksrec #thanksgiving2021 #wilmingtonnc

The 17th annual Senior Thanksgiving Lunch was held earlier today at the MLK Center. This year the event was a drive-thru event with seniors stopping by to pick up their meals. Over 300 seniors were provided lunches.

Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted with the event.

#MLKCenter #ilmparksrec #thanksgiving2021 #wilmingtonnc

Thank you Sarah & Andrea from the The Children's Museum of Wilmington for coming out to show the MLK Center after school...
11/18/2021

Thank you Sarah & Andrea from the The Children's Museum of Wilmington for coming out to show the MLK Center after school participants how to collect cloud data for NASA!

Thank you Sarah & Andrea from the The Children's Museum of Wilmington for coming out to show the MLK Center after school participants how to collect cloud data for NASA!

Create a Snowman Craft for the holidays!  The program is held at the MLK Community Center located at 401.S. 8th St. in W...
11/17/2021

Create a Snowman Craft for the holidays! The program is held at the MLK Community Center located at 401.S. 8th St. in Wilmington.

Space is limited.
Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056.

#mlkcenter #craftmondays #ilmparksrec

Create a Snowman Craft for the holidays! The program is held at the MLK Community Center located at 401.S. 8th St. in Wilmington.

Space is limited.
Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056.

#mlkcenter #craftmondays #ilmparksrec

Looking for something to do on Saturday?   Join us for a cleanup of the Greenfield Grind Skate Park on Saturday, Novembe...
11/16/2021

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Join us for a cleanup of the Greenfield Grind Skate Park on Saturday, November 20.

Plastic Ocean Project Island Wildlife - Cape Fear Region #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Join us for a cleanup of the Greenfield Grind Skate Park on Saturday, November 20.

Plastic Ocean Project Island Wildlife - Cape Fear Region #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc

Thank you One Love Tennis for working with the after school participants at the MLK Center today!It was a perfect aftern...
11/16/2021

Thank you One Love Tennis for working with the after school participants at the MLK Center today!

It was a perfect afternoon for tennis.

#mlkcentwr #onelovetennis #ilmparksrec

Thank you One Love Tennis for working with the after school participants at the MLK Center today!

It was a perfect afternoon for tennis.

#mlkcentwr #onelovetennis #ilmparksrec

Have you registered for the Senior Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday?  The deadline is today. Register online - https://web...
11/16/2021

Have you registered for the Senior Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday? The deadline is today.

Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.7866.

Have you registered for the Senior Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday? The deadline is today.

Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.7866.

FREE Open Gym @ Davis CenterQuestions?  call 910.341.7867#maidespark #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc
11/15/2021

FREE Open Gym @ Davis Center
Questions? call 910.341.7867

#maidespark #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc

FREE Open Gym @ Davis Center
Questions? call 910.341.7867

#maidespark #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc

Open gym @ the Davis Center is cancelled tonight (4-7pm), 11/15/2021, due to the start of basketball season.A new schedu...
11/15/2021

Open gym @ the Davis Center is cancelled tonight (4-7pm), 11/15/2021, due to the start of basketball season.

A new schedule reflecting new open gym times will be posted soon. Please contact staff @ 910-341-7867 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Open gym @ the Davis Center is cancelled tonight (4-7pm), 11/15/2021, due to the start of basketball season.

A new schedule reflecting new open gym times will be posted soon. Please contact staff @ 910-341-7867 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Join the staff from Fit For Fun Center on Wed. Nov. 17 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am for a FREE Park Pop Up at the Olsen Park ...
11/15/2021

Join the staff from Fit For Fun Center on Wed. Nov. 17 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am for a FREE Park Pop Up at the Olsen Park playground! Free outdoor activities will be offered for kids ages 5/under.

Olsen Park is located at 5510 Olsen Park Lane Questions? call 910.341.4630

#fitforfuncenter #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc #olsenpark

Join the staff from Fit For Fun Center on Wed. Nov. 17 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am for a FREE Park Pop Up at the Olsen Park playground! Free outdoor activities will be offered for kids ages 5/under.

Olsen Park is located at 5510 Olsen Park Lane Questions? call 910.341.4630

#fitforfuncenter #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc #olsenpark

11/13/2021

The Wilmington Spokesmen are playing the Myrtle Beach Chairmen at the MLK Center today. The second game will start around 3:00 and the public are welcome!

11/12/2021

FREE Park Pop Up @ Olsen Park this coming Wed 11/17 from 9:30-11:30am
www.fitforfuncenter.com
910.341.4630

11/12/2021
Free Trees on Saturday, November 13!Location:. Legion StadiumTime: 9 am -12 noon ( or until supplies last)Please note:- ...
11/11/2021

Free Trees on Saturday, November 13!
Location:. Legion Stadium
Time: 9 am -12 noon ( or until supplies last)

Please note:
- No pre-registration is required.
- Trees will go quickly and supplies of each species is limited.
- Open to all
- Free Mulch will be available. Please bring bucket or bag.

Thank you Alliance for Cape Fear Trees for organizing the event. Special thanks to Arbor Day Foundation and Verizon for making this event possible.

More information: www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com

#wilmingtonnc #ilmtrees

Free Trees on Saturday, November 13!
Location:. Legion Stadium
Time: 9 am -12 noon ( or until supplies last)

Please note:
- No pre-registration is required.
- Trees will go quickly and supplies of each species is limited.
- Open to all
- Free Mulch will be available. Please bring bucket or bag.

Thank you Alliance for Cape Fear Trees for organizing the event. Special thanks to Arbor Day Foundation and Verizon for making this event possible.

More information: www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com

#wilmingtonnc #ilmtrees

Join the parade!Details - https://tinyurl.com/djtp3hfd or call 910.341.7855#wilmingtonnc  #ilmparksrec #ilmholidays #dow...
11/10/2021
Holiday Parade | City of Wilmington, NC

Join the parade!

Details - https://tinyurl.com/djtp3hfd or call 910.341.7855

#wilmingtonnc #ilmparksrec #ilmholidays #downtownwilmington

Awards: All parade entries are eligible for wards. A panel of guest judges will make their selections for winners of the categories below after the parade with winners announced and notified the following day. Entries will be judged on overall presentation including appearance, image & sound, use of...

Thanks to everyone who came out today to the Fall Wreath Making Class at the MLK Center.
11/08/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out today to the Fall Wreath Making Class at the MLK Center.

Thanks to everyone who came out today to the Fall Wreath Making Class at the MLK Center.

FREE Tree Giveaway on Saturday, November 13!1000 trees will be given away at the Legion Stadium Pool.🌳 No pre-registrati...
11/08/2021

FREE Tree Giveaway on Saturday, November 13!
1000 trees will be given away at the Legion Stadium Pool.

🌳 No pre-registration is required
🌳 Trees will go quickly!

Mulch is available. Please bring a bag or bucket.

The event is organized by the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. The event is made possible by the Arbor Day Foundation & Verizon.

Details - https://www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com or call 910.341.7855.

#wilmingtonnc #ilmtrees #ilmparksrec

FREE Tree Giveaway on Saturday, November 13!
1000 trees will be given away at the Legion Stadium Pool.

🌳 No pre-registration is required
🌳 Trees will go quickly!

Mulch is available. Please bring a bag or bucket.

The event is organized by the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. The event is made possible by the Arbor Day Foundation & Verizon.

Details - https://www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com or call 910.341.7855.

#wilmingtonnc #ilmtrees #ilmparksrec

11/06/2021

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Veterans Day celebration 🇺🇸

1️⃣ The 2021 Veterans Day Parade will run 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. downtown on Saturday, Nov. 6. The parade will begin at the intersection of 3rd and Hanover Streets and conclude at the intersection of 3rd and Market Streets.

2️⃣ Expect the following traffic impacts associated with the parade:

7 AM STREET CLOSURES:
• North 2nd Street between North Front Street & Hanover Street
• Hanover Street between North Front Street & North 3rd Street
• Brunswick Street between North Front Street & North 3rd Street

9:30 AM STREET CLOSURES:
• Harnett Street between North Front Street & North 3rd Street
• 3rd Street between North Front Street / Davis Street & Dock Street
• Red Cross Street between North 4th Street & North 3rd Street (WAVE Transit Bus Access Only)
• Market Street between 4th Street & 2nd Street

3️⃣ After the parade, a free celebration and information fair will be held at Riverfront Park including information for veterans, live music, and food trucks.

To all our Veterans, thank you for your courage, bravery, and sacrifices!

Davis Center Open Gym is cancelled from 10 am - 3 pm, on Saturday, November 6. The normal Saturday open gym schedule wil...
11/05/2021

Davis Center Open Gym is cancelled from 10 am - 3 pm, on Saturday, November 6. The normal Saturday open gym schedule will resume @ 3:30 pm.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact facility staff @ 910.341.7867 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Davis Center Open Gym is cancelled from 10 am - 3 pm, on Saturday, November 6. The normal Saturday open gym schedule will resume @ 3:30 pm.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact facility staff @ 910.341.7867 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Space is limited.  Please register early.Questions?  call 910.341.7867
11/05/2021
Davis Center @ Maides Park | City of Wilmington, NC

Space is limited. Please register early.
Questions? call 910.341.7867

Ages:  Kindergarten - 5th grade  Cost:  $25/month  (Fee assistance is available) Program includes homework assistance, arts/crafts, sports activities and more.  

11/04/2021
Have you registered for Friday's Great Pumpkin Hunt?Register online webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 342.0056.
11/03/2021

Have you registered for Friday's Great Pumpkin Hunt?

Register online webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 342.0056.

Have you registered for Friday's Great Pumpkin Hunt?

Register online webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 342.0056.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wilmington History 101 at1898 Memorial Park.Our next  lunchtime lesson will be...
11/03/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wilmington History 101 at1898 Memorial Park.

Our next lunchtime lesson will be December 8 at12 noon at Bellamy Mansion. To register call
910.341 7855.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Wilmington History 101 at1898 Memorial Park.

Our next lunchtime lesson will be December 8 at12 noon at Bellamy Mansion. To register call
910.341 7855.

Meet us this morning at Wade Park for a Park Pop Up!
11/03/2021

Meet us this morning at Wade Park for a Park Pop Up!

Meet us this morning at Wade Park for a Park Pop Up!

10/26/2021

SUPER HERO FUN RUN
Sat. November 20 @ 10 am
Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St.
Ages: 10/under Pre-registration required.
Register online - https://tinyurl.com/9yadhenn

Calling all superheroes! The Riddler is on the loose in Halyburton Park and is stealing all of the park animals creature powers! We need you to dress up like your favorite superhero, complete a 1 mile fun run and then battle The Riddler!

All participants will receive a free comic book provided by Memory Lane Comics! Prizes for best costume!

Participants are encouraged to show their superhero spirit and bring non-perishable food items or diapers to donate to Good Shepherd and The Diaper Bank!

Questions? call the New Hanover Public Library @ 910.798.6391.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today  for Portia Hines Mills Park improvements.  The improvements include restrooms,...
10/25/2021

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Portia Hines Mills Park improvements. The improvements include restrooms, a pavilion, on-street parking spots and sidewalk connections. The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2022.

Teens from the Voyage Youth Council were instrumental in bringing the improvements to fruition.

10/25/2021
Fit For Fun Center

Come see us at Fit For Fun! The center is for kids ages 5/under. We have play sessions today from 9 am -12 noon & 2 pm -5 pm.

It's a great place for a birthday party or private rental.

For more information, visit www.fitforfuncenter.com or call 341.4630.

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302 Willard St
Wilmington, NC
28401

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Discover Nature @ Halyburton Park! Ages: 5/up Cost: Free Details - www.halyburtonpark.com or call 910.341.0075 #ilmparksec #halyburtonpark #wilmingtonnc
FREE Craft Program! December 13 10 am - 12 noon Ages: Adult Pre-registration is required. Register online - webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056.
FREE Medicine Ball Workshop Tonight Tues. Nov. 23 @ 5:30 pm Location: Sherriedale Morgan Fitness Center Open to public. Pre-registration is required. Register online - https://tinyurl.com/23f3x7cw or call 910.341.7872 #ilmparksrec #ilmfitness
Thank you volunteers for helping to plant 80 trees on the Northside of Wilmington today! Thank you Alliance for Cape Fear Trees for organizing the event and TD Bank for sponsoring the event. Special thanks to all the volunteers today and Warner Temple Church for providing use of facility and parking lot. Next planting will be December 4 in Sunset Park. Volunteers can register at www.allianceforcapefeartrees.com
The 17th annual Senior Thanksgiving Lunch was held earlier today at the MLK Center. This year the event was a drive-thru event with seniors stopping by to pick up their meals. Over 300 seniors were provided lunches. Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted with the event. #MLKCenter #ilmparksrec #thanksgiving2021 #wilmingtonnc
Thank you Sarah & Andrea from the The Children's Museum of Wilmington for coming out to show the MLK Center after school participants how to collect cloud data for NASA!
Create a Snowman Craft for the holidays! The program is held at the MLK Community Center located at 401.S. 8th St. in Wilmington. Space is limited. Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.0056. #mlkcenter #craftmondays #ilmparksrec
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Join us for a cleanup of the Greenfield Grind Skate Park on Saturday, November 20. Plastic Ocean Project Island Wildlife - Cape Fear Region #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc
Thank you One Love Tennis for working with the after school participants at the MLK Center today! It was a perfect afternoon for tennis. #mlkcentwr #onelovetennis #ilmparksrec
Have you registered for the Senior Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday? The deadline is today. Register online - https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov or call 910.341.7866.
FREE Open Gym @ Davis Center Questions? call 910.341.7867 #maidespark #ilmparksrec #wilmingtonnc