New Hanover County Parks & Gardens

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens This is the OFFICIAL page of New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, located in North Carolina. Please do not leave reservation requests on this site.

Contact 910-798-7275 for reservations and information.

It was great to have our friends from New Hanover County Public Library at Smith Creek Park for storytime this week!  Th...
10/15/2021

It was great to have our friends from New Hanover County Public Library at Smith Creek Park for storytime this week! They’ll be back for Not-so-scary Halloween Storytime on Wednesday, October 27 at 3:30pm. Program is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited so register today at https://libcal.nhcgov.com/event/8300014

Check out our awesome line-up of food trucks coming to the Food Truck Rodeo on October 31, 2021!  And, Boba Funk & Frien...
10/13/2021

Check out our awesome line-up of food trucks coming to the Food Truck Rodeo on October 31, 2021! And, Boba Funk & Friends will be playing live music!

Fermental Wilmiricans Tasty Tees Taqueria La Villita Tacos Costa Grande LLC Snowie of the Carolinas Pop-Nana's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Oak City Fish and Chips Noni Bacca Winery Lobster Dogs Food Truck Wilmington Larepublicataco Kono Pizza Raleigh Kona-Ice of Coastal Carolina, LLC. Flattz Signature Flatbreads Donut Bus Don taco y su pandilla food truck Antojitos Wilmington

Check out our awesome line-up of food trucks coming to the Food Truck Rodeo on October 31, 2021! And, Boba Funk & Friends will be playing live music!

Fermental Wilmiricans Tasty Tees Taqueria La Villita Tacos Costa Grande LLC Snowie of the Carolinas Pop-Nana's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Oak City Fish and Chips Noni Bacca Winery Lobster Dogs Food Truck Wilmington Larepublicataco Kono Pizza Raleigh Kona-Ice of Coastal Carolina, LLC. Flattz Signature Flatbreads Donut Bus Don taco y su pandilla food truck Antojitos Wilmington

REMINDER!  Ogden Park Drive will be closed to through traffic at the NCDOT construction site from 7am-3pm Monday-Friday ...
10/12/2021

REMINDER! Ogden Park Drive will be closed to through traffic at the NCDOT construction site from 7am-3pm Monday-Friday through the end of November. If you are visiting the HazWagon on Mondays from 10am-2pm you must use the Market Street park entrance.

Myrtle Grove School athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions.  If we receive more rain, we may have to clo...
10/07/2021

Myrtle Grove School athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions. If we receive more rain, we may have to close additional fields. We will provide updates here and Parks.NHCgov.com.

Myrtle Grove School athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions. If we receive more rain, we may have to close additional fields. We will provide updates here and Parks.NHCgov.com.

The TRASH MOB is meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10am to pick up litter along Middle Sound Loop Road.  We will...
10/07/2021

The TRASH MOB is meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10am to pick up litter along Middle Sound Loop Road. We will park and meet in the Publix parking lot at 7144 Market Street (see the star on the map for exact location). We provide all the supplies (trash bags, gloves, safety vests and trash pickers). More information: http://nhcparksconservancy.org/adopt-a-highway/

Echo Farms Park is partnering with the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center to host a beginner tennis series just f...
10/06/2021

Echo Farms Park is partnering with the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center to host a beginner tennis series just for seniors beginning on Wednesday, October 20 from 10:30-11:30am. All equipment will be provided. Contact [email protected] for more information and to register.

Echo Farms Park is partnering with the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center to host a beginner tennis series just for seniors beginning on Wednesday, October 20 from 10:30-11:30am. All equipment will be provided. Contact [email protected] for more information and to register.

The City of Wilmington is developing a Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan to guide parks and rec planni...
10/05/2021
Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan Input

The City of Wilmington is developing a Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan to guide parks and rec planning for programs and facilities inside the city limits over the next 10 years. Take a few moments and give your input at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2DTSB9F.

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Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm.  Participa...
10/05/2021

Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm. Participants will learn all about the park’s native flora and fauna, and how pine habitats thrive while enjoying a beautiful walk around the park. This program is FREE, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3D8mNka

Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm. Participants will learn all about the park’s native flora and fauna, and how pine habitats thrive while enjoying a beautiful walk around the park. This program is FREE, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3D8mNka

There will be a temporary change in the flow of traffic at Ogden Park beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 through the end...
10/04/2021

There will be a temporary change in the flow of traffic at Ogden Park beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 through the end of November due to NCDOT work on the Military Cutoff Extension project. Ogden Park Drive will be closed at the construction site on the following days and times:

Monday-Friday: 7am-3pm

During these days and times, park visitors should use the Market Street entrance to access the baseball/softball fields. The Gordon Road entrance should be used to access all other park amenities. All other times, the road will be open to thru traffic.

There will be a temporary change in the flow of traffic at Ogden Park beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 through the end of November due to NCDOT work on the Military Cutoff Extension project. Ogden Park Drive will be closed at the construction site on the following days and times:

Monday-Friday: 7am-3pm

During these days and times, park visitors should use the Market Street entrance to access the baseball/softball fields. The Gordon Road entrance should be used to access all other park amenities. All other times, the road will be open to thru traffic.

Check out what's happening in Parks & Gardens this month!  #NHCparks #NHCgov #AirlieGardens
10/01/2021
NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter

Check out what's happening in Parks & Gardens this month! #NHCparks #NHCgov #AirlieGardens

NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter New Hanover County sent this bulletin at 10/01/2021 12:11 PM EDT New Hanover CountyParks & Gardens News Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Food Truck Rodeo Are you ready for a Food Truck Rodeo? Join the NHC Parks Conservancy on Sunday, Octobe...

Photos from Airlie Gardens's post
09/27/2021

Photos from Airlie Gardens's post

09/24/2021

The following athletic fields are CLOSED today:

1. Northern Regional Park Blue & Yellow
2. Roland Grise baseball

League coordinators should contact district park phones for weekend conditions for these fields.

09/23/2021

Due to the recent weather and wet field conditions the following athletic fields will be closed today:

1. Myrtle Grove School baseball, softball and soccer
2. North Region Park baseball, Blue and Yellow
3. Ogden Park baseball
4. Eaton #2
5. Hoggard High softball and soccer
6. Roland Grise School baseball
7. Long Leaf Park baseball

09/22/2021

All county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to weather and wet field conditions.

This program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Learn more and register at https://airliegardens.org...
09/22/2021
Bee-ginner's Guide to Planting for Pollinators- Rescheduled September 28th - Airlie Gardens

This program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Learn more and register at https://airliegardens.org/events/bee-ginners-guide-to-planting-for-pollinators/

TRAFFIC NOTICE | Expect traffic delays on Airlie Road this Saturday, September 25th, until 10:30am due to the YMCA Triathlon. Any guests planning to visit the gardens Saturday morning will need to use Airlie Road heading toward Oleander Drive. Please plan accordingly.

All county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions.
09/21/2021

All county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions.

All county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions.

Reminder!  Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm today for filming.  The park will reopen at 8am tomorrow.
09/17/2021

Reminder! Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm today for filming. The park will reopen at 8am tomorrow.

Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm this Friday, September 17, 2021 for filming. The park will reopen at 8am on Saturday.

The pickleball courts at Northern Regional Park will be CLOSED to the public from 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, Septe...
09/15/2021

The pickleball courts at Northern Regional Park will be CLOSED to the public from 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, 2021 for a private event. The courts will be open to the public before 11am and after 3pm both days.

The pickleball courts at Northern Regional Park will be CLOSED to the public from 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, 2021 for a private event. The courts will be open to the public before 11am and after 3pm both days.

Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm.  Participa...
09/14/2021

Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm. Participants will learn all about the park’s native flora and fauna, and how pine habitats thrive while enjoying a beautiful walk around the park. This program is FREE, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/2VElpWi.

This program is part of the Fire in the Pines Festival

Join Parks & Gardens’ educators for a Tree Walk at Smith Creek Park on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3-4pm. Participants will learn all about the park’s native flora and fauna, and how pine habitats thrive while enjoying a beautiful walk around the park. This program is FREE, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/2VElpWi.

This program is part of the Fire in the Pines Festival

Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm this Friday, September 17, 2021 for filming.  The park will reopen at 8am on Saturday...
09/14/2021

Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm this Friday, September 17, 2021 for filming. The park will reopen at 8am on Saturday.

Smith Creek Park will close at 3pm this Friday, September 17, 2021 for filming. The park will reopen at 8am on Saturday.

Join our educators at Airlie Gardens from 1-3pm on September 22, 2021 for Bee-ginner's Guide to Planting for Pollinators...
09/13/2021
Bee-ginner's Guide to Planting for Pollinators - Airlie Gardens

Join our educators at Airlie Gardens from 1-3pm on September 22, 2021 for Bee-ginner's Guide to Planting for Pollinators! Participants will learn the importance of pollinators and how you can make your yard an oasis for butterflies and bees. This program is not included in Airlie membership and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register at https://airliegardens.org/events/bee-ginners-guide-to-planting-for-pollinators/

Join Airlie Garden’s Educators for an introduction on creating your own Pollinator Garden! Make your landscape an oasis for butterflies, bees, and everything in between. We will explore our butterfly house and pollinator gardens to get an up close look at pollinating insects and some of their favo...

09/10/2021

Field Conditions: Roland Grise baseball field is CLOSED today. All other fields with prior approved reservations are OPEN.

Today is the last day to take the Echo Farms Park survey!  Take the survey and tell us what you like and how we might im...
09/10/2021

Today is the last day to take the Echo Farms Park survey! Take the survey and tell us what you like and how we might improve our tennis and swimming pool facilities and programs at https://forms.gle/JXZKLDpXUGVgFCQN9

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Greater Wilmington Tennis Association

Today is the last day to take the Echo Farms Park survey! Take the survey and tell us what you like and how we might improve our tennis and swimming pool facilities and programs at https://forms.gle/JXZKLDpXUGVgFCQN9

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Greater Wilmington Tennis Association

UPDATED field conditions:  Eaton Elementary, Northern Regional Park, Ogden Park and Veterans Park fields are also CLOSED...
09/09/2021

UPDATED field conditions: Eaton Elementary, Northern Regional Park, Ogden Park and Veterans Park fields are also CLOSED today.

Due to wet conditions the following county athletic fields are CLOSED today:

1. Eaton Elementary
2. Northern Regional Park
3. Ogden Park
4. Roland Grise School baseball
5. Hoggard High School softball and soccer
6. Myrtle Grove baseball and soccer
7. Veterans Park

*There may be additional field closures if we continue to receive rain

UPDATED field conditions: Eaton Elementary, Northern Regional Park, Ogden Park and Veterans Park fields are also CLOSED today.

Due to wet conditions the following county athletic fields are CLOSED today:

1. Eaton Elementary
2. Northern Regional Park
3. Ogden Park
4. Roland Grise School baseball
5. Hoggard High School softball and soccer
6. Myrtle Grove baseball and soccer
7. Veterans Park

*There may be additional field closures if we continue to receive rain

The disc golf course at Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED tomorrow morning- Friday, September 10, 20...
09/09/2021

The disc golf course at Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED tomorrow morning- Friday, September 10, 2021 while NHC Vector Control sprays to help control the mosquito population. We expect the disc golf course to reopen at noon.

The disc golf course at Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED tomorrow morning- Friday, September 10, 2021 while NHC Vector Control sprays to help control the mosquito population. We expect the disc golf course to reopen at noon.

The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is now accepting vendor applications through September 17, 2021 for the Food...
09/08/2021

The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is now accepting vendor applications through September 17, 2021 for the Food Truck Rodeo!

We are accepting vendor applications through September 17, 2021 for the next FOOD TRUCK RODEO to be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 12-5pm at Long Leaf Park! Vendors must be a food truck, trailer or cart (with wheels). Complete the application at https://forms.gle/WkXGNG6iN28T7LA96 for your chance to be a part of this awesome event! For complete vendor information visit http://nhcparksconservancy.org/food-truck-rodeo-vendor.../

UPDATE:  The Ogden dog park will be CLOSED through Saturday, September 11, 2021 and will REOPEN at 8am on Sunday. ORIGIN...
09/07/2021

UPDATE: The Ogden dog park will be CLOSED through Saturday, September 11, 2021 and will REOPEN at 8am on Sunday.

ORIGINAL POST: We're making improvements to the dog park at Ogden Park! The dog park will be CLOSED September 9-10, 2021 while we add a sidewalk and concrete pads to make it more accessible for all!

UPDATE: The Ogden dog park will be CLOSED through Saturday, September 11, 2021 and will REOPEN at 8am on Sunday.

ORIGINAL POST: We're making improvements to the dog park at Ogden Park! The dog park will be CLOSED September 9-10, 2021 while we add a sidewalk and concrete pads to make it more accessible for all!

Reminder:  The playground/baseball section of Northern Regional Park is CLOSED today for filming.
09/07/2021

Reminder: The playground/baseball section of Northern Regional Park is CLOSED today for filming.

Reminder: The playground/baseball section of Northern Regional Park is CLOSED today for filming.

Lots of great things going on this month in Parks & Gardens!  Check them out in our September newsletter!  #NHCparks #NH...
09/02/2021
NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter

Lots of great things going on this month in Parks & Gardens! Check them out in our September newsletter! #NHCparks #NHCgov

NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter New Hanover County sent this bulletin at 09/02/2021 12:00 PM EDT New Hanover CountyParks & Gardens News Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Parks & Gardens Projects New Hanover County Parks & Gardens is excited to be working on several new pro...

The small dog park at Ogden Park will be CLOSED Thursday, September 2, 2021 for scheduled maintenance.  The dog park wil...
08/31/2021

The small dog park at Ogden Park will be CLOSED Thursday, September 2, 2021 for scheduled maintenance. The dog park will reopen at 8am on Friday.

The small dog park at Ogden Park will be CLOSED Thursday, September 2, 2021 for scheduled maintenance. The dog park will reopen at 8am on Friday.

Portions of Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED September 3-8, 2021 for filming: -The restrooms by the...
08/30/2021

Portions of Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED September 3-8, 2021 for filming:
-The restrooms by the playground will be CLOSED Sept 3-8. The soccer field restrooms will remain OPEN.
-The section of the park including the playground, baseball field, shelter #1 and surrounding parking lots will be CLOSED on Sept 7. The soccer fields, pickleball courts, basketball court, disc golf course and shelter #2 will remain OPEN.
-Park users must enter the park through the 4700 Old Avenue entrance on Sept 7.

*The playground restrooms will be used as the film set and will be altered with paint and graffiti for filming. The restrooms will be returned back to their pre-filming state on Sept 8.

Portions of Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne will be CLOSED September 3-8, 2021 for filming:
-The restrooms by the playground will be CLOSED Sept 3-8. The soccer field restrooms will remain OPEN.
-The section of the park including the playground, baseball field, shelter #1 and surrounding parking lots will be CLOSED on Sept 7. The soccer fields, pickleball courts, basketball court, disc golf course and shelter #2 will remain OPEN.
-Park users must enter the park through the 4700 Old Avenue entrance on Sept 7.

*The playground restrooms will be used as the film set and will be altered with paint and graffiti for filming. The restrooms will be returned back to their pre-filming state on Sept 8.

The dog park at Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 8-11am for scheduled maintenance.
08/30/2021

The dog park at Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 8-11am for scheduled maintenance.

The dog park at Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 8-11am for scheduled maintenance.

Echo Farms Park swimming pool hours are now weekends only through the end of the season.  Visit https://www.ymcasenc.org...
08/23/2021
Echo Farms Pool

Echo Farms Park swimming pool hours are now weekends only through the end of the season. Visit https://www.ymcasenc.org/locations/branch/echo-farms-pool/ for the latest schedule and information. Also, please take a few moments and give us your feedback on Echo Farms Park at https://forms.gle/JXZKLDpXUGVgFCQN9.

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is a non-profit association committed to a mission of supporting Christian principles through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The splashpad is back up and running!
08/21/2021

The splashpad is back up and running!

The splashpad is back up and running!

The following county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions:-Eaton School-Northern Regional Park-Ogden P...
08/20/2021

The following county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions:

-Eaton School
-Northern Regional Park
-Ogden Park

*All fields will close if we continue to experience thunderstorms
*League coordinators should contact park district phones for weekend conditions

The following county athletic fields are CLOSED today due to wet conditions:

-Eaton School
-Northern Regional Park
-Ogden Park

*All fields will close if we continue to experience thunderstorms
*League coordinators should contact park district phones for weekend conditions

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Wilmington, NC
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Will the county's tennis courts remain open with the new restrictions in place?
SPLASH PAD BROKEN AGAIN
Can someone address the issue at Hugh Macrae park at the splash pad. There are young children playing naked and women wearing thong swimsuits out there. This all happpened today. No child should be out there naked as we face issues of child molestation and human trafficking, but to allow them to play for along period of time without clothes in public is not acceptable.
Is Ogden Park open all the way through?
Any word on the assessment of park conditions?
Took a picture this morning for our National Trails Day Photo Contest. We can't win - but you can. Simply take a picture of a local Wilmington area trail (this is Greenfield Park) and add the hashtag #ilmtrailsday2018 The deadline is June 3. Prizes 1st - $150.00 Great Outdoor Provision Company gift card 2nd - $100 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card 3rd - $50 Two Wheeler Dealer gift card #ilmtrailsday2018
Thanks for the help with the bridges at Blue Clay Bike Park