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.
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Contact 910-798-7275 for reservations and information.

Mission: New Hanover County Parks strives to maintain and operate parks and facilities that will enrich the lives of the community and promote an overall healthier lifestyle.

YOU can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save lives!  Please remember to follow these simple rules of soc...
11/09/2020

YOU can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save lives! Please remember to follow these simple rules of social distancing while using your county parks (and anywhere else you may go). Thank you for helping reduce the COVID-19 risks for our community!

We all must to do our part to protect our loved ones, slow the spread of COVID-19 & ultimately save lives. ▪️ Wear a mask ▪️ Wait 6 feet apart ▪️ Wash your hands ▪️ Answer the call ▪️ Stay home if you're sick ▪️ Help reduce COVID-19 risks in our community: bit.ly/2ULu0Dh

New Hanover County Government, NC
11/05/2020

New Hanover County Government, NC

Free admission to Cape Fear Museum and Airlie Gardens is available to households receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits through the Museums For All program, which encourages people of all backgrounds to enjoy cultural attractions. Read more: bit.ly/3eyORSD

11/03/2020
Airlie Gardens

It's Tuesday with Airlie!

Tuesday with Airlie! Ghost Pipes!

Blue Clay Bike Park will be CLOSED November 16-24 while Duke Energy completes pulling the last section of wire.  After t...
11/03/2020

Blue Clay Bike Park will be CLOSED November 16-24 while Duke Energy completes pulling the last section of wire. After this closure, the park should remain open while Duke Energy completes the remainder of the work. #NHCparks #NHCgov Cape Fear SORBA

Leftover pumpkin collection taking place at Arboretum
11/01/2020
Leftover pumpkin collection taking place at Arboretum

Leftover pumpkin collection taking place at Arboretum

If you were wondering what to do with your left over pumpkins after Halloween, consider dropping them off at the Arboretum where they can serve another purpose.

10/29/2020
New Hanover County Government, NC

We are so excited to celebrate the renovations that have been completed at Echo Farms Park! Check them out and let us know what you think!

New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington, NC Government celebrated the completion of a $3M renovation project at Echo Farms Park today. The project included resurfacing 5 clay tennis courts, new LED lighting, pool accessibility updates & a 0.7-mile trail to open by 2021. Check out our video tour of the park & learn more here: http://ow.ly/1VpB50C6o8X

10/29/2020

The splashpad at Long Leaf Park is CLOSED for the rest of today due to strong winds.

10/29/2020
New Hanover County Government, NC

New Hanover County Government, NC

Join us live for the #NHCgov and City of Wilmington dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting at Echo Farms Park, celebrating the completion of a $3 million renovation project. Visit the New Hanover County Parks & Gardens website for Echo Farms Park hours and information: Parks.NHCgov.com/EchoFarms

10/26/2020

Field Conditions: Northern Regional Park Blue, Yellow and baseball fields are CLOSED today.

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden.  Planting in the fall allows enough time for the plant to...
10/20/2020
Fall Is the Time to Plant Trees & Shrubs

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden. Planting in the fall allows enough time for the plant to establish a root system during cooler weather and be more apt to survive the following year’s hot summer temperatures. Check out these tips for successfully planting a tree or shrub this fall. And, don't forget to visit wilmingtontrees.com to report your tree plantings and take part in the #WilmingtonTreeInitiative!

Read more at: https://wayne.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/09/fall-is-the-time-to-plant-trees-shrubs/?src=rss

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting trees and shrubs because it is the time of year we see plants growing and get excited about ...

Don't forget!  Airlie is CLOSED today as we complete the last phase of our stormwater management project.
10/19/2020

Don't forget! Airlie is CLOSED today as we complete the last phase of our stormwater management project.

The Airlie Gardens Project, an innovative, 3-year project designed to enhance the garden's stormwater management and maintain natural habitats, will complete the final phase on Monday, October 19. Airlie will be closed Monday, reopening Oct 20. For more: bit.ly/3dsMTmi

Reminder!  The College Road Entrance to Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED today and tomorrow as crews replace the metal arch...
10/15/2020

Reminder! The College Road Entrance to Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED today and tomorrow as crews replace the metal arch sign. The park is OPEN and park visitors should use the Pine Grove Drive entrance on these days. #NHCparks #NHCgov

Take the Master Aging Plan survey and help the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center plan for the future!  Learn mor...
10/14/2020
Participate in the Master Aging Plan Survey and help New Hanover County plan for a healthier future | Communications and Outreach | New Hanover County | North Carolina

Take the Master Aging Plan survey and help the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center plan for the future! Learn more at bit.ly/3j22Vom

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Senior Resource Center is developing a five-year Master Aging Plan (MAP) that will help shape the resources and services for older adults ... Read More »

10/13/2020
Airlie Gardens

It's Tuesday with Airlie!

Tuesday’s with Airlie! Golden Rod!

10/13/2020

Due to the recent weather and current field conditions we will be closing the North Region Park Blue, Yellow and baseball fields today.

The College Road entrance to Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 while crews in...
10/13/2020

The College Road entrance to Long Leaf Park will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 while crews install a new metal arch with the new park name. Park visitors should use the Pine Grove Drive entrance to access the park. #NHCparks #NHCgov

10/12/2020

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

1. North Regional Park Blue, Yellow and baseball fields
2. Eaton #2 field
3. Ogden Park Blue and Green baseball fields

Enchanted Airlie tickets go on sale this month!  Member presale begins October 15th and tickets go on sale to the public...
10/08/2020
Airlie Gardens

Enchanted Airlie tickets go on sale this month! Member presale begins October 15th and tickets go on sale to the public on October 29th. All ticket sales are ONLINE ONLY!

Mark your calendars for Enchanted Airlie 2020!

Member Presale for Enchanted Airlie begins Thursday, October 15th at 9am. ONLINE ONLY. Airlie Members please review the website for important member ticket reservation information!

Tickets open to the public, Thursday, October 29th at 9am. ONLINE ONLY.

https://airliegardens.org/events/enchanted-airlie/

There are only a few trees left!  Register for yours today before they're all gone!  View the species list and register ...
10/08/2020

There are only a few trees left! Register for yours today before they're all gone! View the species list and register at https://bit.ly/36LDQf8

We have a few trees remaining for the tree giveaway on Saturday at Texas Roadhouse located at 230 Eastwood Road in Wilmington.

Free Tree Giveaway!
Saturday, October 10 Pre-registration is required.

Thank you Alliance for Cape Fear Trees for securing grant funding and organizing the event!

Details & to Register for Trees visit http://ow.ly/plyf50BGu7W

**Note any trees not picked up by 11:45 am will be available to the public.

Special thanks to event sponsors:
Alliance for Cape Fear Trees
Texas Roadhouse
NC State Extension
The Community Tree Recovery Project, The Arbor Foundation
City of Wilmington

Wilmington Tree Initiative Partners (www.wilmingtontrees.com)
City of Wilmington
Wilmington Tree Commission
Alliance for Cape Fear Trees
New Hanover County Government, NC
New Hanover County Parks & Gardens
Cape Fear Community College
UNCW
Plastic Ocean Project
Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.
Keep New Hanover Beautiful

Blue Clay Bike Park is OPEN!  We will have to close the trails again the 2nd week in November for Duke Energy to do more...
10/07/2020

Blue Clay Bike Park is OPEN! We will have to close the trails again the 2nd week in November for Duke Energy to do more work. We will post updates here and Parks.NHCgov.com.

10/06/2020
Airlie Gardens

Tuesday with Airlie!

#tuesdayswithairlie Seed Dispersal! One of the most important adaptions of plants to their environment is how they disperse seeds to ensure new genetic growth! Check out some of these methods!

There are a few spots available for the Tree Walk on Friday, October 9th!
10/03/2020

There are a few spots available for the Tree Walk on Friday, October 9th!

Sign up for a FREE Tree Walk! This is part of the education component of the Wilmington Tree Initiative.

Pre-registration is required.

Details - www.wilmingtontrees.com or call 341.3237

Today is the first day of the Fire in the Pines Scavenger Hunt!  To participate, download the iNaturalist app and explor...
10/02/2020
Scavenger Hunt | Fire in the Pines Festival

Today is the first day of the Fire in the Pines Scavenger Hunt! To participate, download the iNaturalist app and explore recreation areas in Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Those with the most observations in varying categories will win a prize! The scavenger hunt will be live from October 2-9, with winners announced on the 10th. Learn more: https://www.fireinthepines.org/scavenger-hunt

Get outdoors and discover nature using the iNaturalist app anywhere in New Hanover, Brunswick, or Pender counties from October 2-9. Explore your longleaf pine forests, check out unique and rare

Check out our October newsletter to see what's happening in Parks & Gardens!  #NHCparks #NHCgov
10/01/2020
NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter

Check out our October newsletter to see what's happening in Parks & Gardens! #NHCparks #NHCgov

New Hanover County is excited to partner with the Wilmington Tree Initiative! The initiative kicked off on September 24th with the goal of growing the urban forest and educating the public on the value of trees. A short-term goal of the initiative is to plant 1739 trees by Fall 2021, and NHC Parks &...

Check out New Hanover County's virtual events for Oct 5-11!  Visit NHCgov.com/Calendar for MORE!
09/30/2020

Check out New Hanover County's virtual events for Oct 5-11! Visit NHCgov.com/Calendar for MORE!

Our #NHCgov departments and attractions have been working hard to keep fun & interactive virtual programming for all. Check out some of October's featured online events from the Cape Fear Museum, Airlie Gardens, and New Hanover County Fire Rescue. Then head to NHCgov.com/Calendar to #ExploreNHC online with the full list of virtual events offered for all ages!

Long Leaf Park Nature Trail (next to the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center) is OPEN!  #NHCparks #NHCgov
09/29/2020

Long Leaf Park Nature Trail (next to the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center) is OPEN! #NHCparks #NHCgov

09/29/2020

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

1. Myrtle Grove School
2. Ogden Park baseball
3. Eaton School field #2

Fire in the Pines Festival is going VIRTUAL this year October 2-10!  This event celebrates the importance of controlled ...
09/29/2020
Fire in the Pines Festival

Fire in the Pines Festival is going VIRTUAL this year October 2-10! This event celebrates the importance of controlled burning in our southeastern forests, and consists of interactive videos, scavenger hunt, prizes and MORE! Learn more at https://www.fireinthepines.org/

A day of family fun, educational exhibits, a controlled burn demo, fire trucks, food trucks & more at Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC. 2020 is going virtual!

Hurricane clean-up is complete at Summer Rest Trail and the 0.7-mile trail is OPEN!  Today is a perfect day to go out an...
09/28/2020

Hurricane clean-up is complete at Summer Rest Trail and the 0.7-mile trail is OPEN! Today is a perfect day to go out and take a walk! Parking is located by Port City Chop House at 1981 Eastwood Road. #NHCparks #NHCgov

09/28/2020
City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation

We are excited to be a part of the Wilmington Tree Initiative! Won't you join us? #wilmingtontreeinitiative #NHCparks #NHCgov

Join us to help grow the urban forest in our community!

For more information, visit www.wilmingtontrees.com

#wilmingtontreeinitiative

09/25/2020
New Hanover County Government, NC

New Hanover County Government, NC

Long Leaf Park officially had its new signs installed! Take a look, and then learn more about visiting New Hanover County's beautiful parks and gardens this fall. Visit Parks.NHCgov.com to see schedules, amenities, and so much more. #ExploreNHC

We’re excited to be a partner in the Wilmington Tree Initiative!
09/24/2020

We’re excited to be a partner in the Wilmington Tree Initiative!

Today, the City of Wilmington kicked off the Wilmington Tree Initiative, a community collaboration with the goal of educating the public on the value of trees and planting 1739 trees by Fall of 2021.

It takes a community to grow an urban forest. Can we count on you to help? ⁣





Big thanks to our partners: City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation, Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc., Keep New Hanover Beautiful, New Hanover County Government, NC, New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, Plastic Ocean Project, New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office, Cape Fear Community College, UNC-Wilmington, Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, and Wilmington Tree Commission.

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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