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New Hanover County Parks & Gardens efficiently maintains over 25 parks and athletic facilities.  The department manages over 2,900 acres of green space, sporting areas, boat ramps, fishing areas, public spaces, walking trails and non-park properties, including historic Airlie Gardens and the New Hanover County Executive Development Center.  Click the locations below to see what each has to offer.

Printable Parks & Gardens List

300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Driving Directions

(910) 798-7700
For more information: www.airliegardens.org
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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Admission:
$9 Adults
$5 NHC Residents/Military
$3 Children age 4-12

After celebrating more than a century of gardens by the sea, Airlie continues to amaze visitors with its breathtaking combination of formal gardens, wildlife, historic structures, walking trails, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, 10 acres of freshwater lakes and the grandeur of the 468-year-old Airlie Oak.

Amenities:

Environmental Education
The Environmental Education program at Airlie Gardens seeks to educate youth and adults about environmental topics affecting our ecosystems. By cultivating minds to better understand local ecology, Airlie aims to inspire visitors to improve their quality of life through improved environmental stewardship. Educational programs include;

  • Bird Hikes
  • Kayak Eco-Tours
  • School Field Trips
  • Summer Camps

The newest addition to the Environmental Education program is the Airlie Gardens Bug Zoo, located in the Garden Services Center. The Bug Zoo is an interactive exhibit and teaching tool that features nature photos by local photographers and terrariums filled with insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians and plants – most of which are native to New Hanover County and can be found in Airlie Gardens.

Gardens
Airlie Gardens is a historic Southern garden filled with beautiful plantings, some of which are more than 100 years old. Airlie’s 67 acres of gardens are known for their spring bloom of more than 100,000 azaleas, but also offers formal display areas that bloom with continuous color year round.

Gift Shop
Visit the gift shop to purchase books and DVDs about Airlie Gardens, as well as works by local artist, great garden inspired gifts and educational items. The gift shop also carries small snacks such as crackers and cookies. Also, drink vending machines are located just outside the gift shop.

History
Airlie Gardens was established at the turn of the century by Sarah and Pembroke Jones as a private getaway showplace. Visitors experience the same garden environment that Mrs. Jones’s guests would have enjoyed in coming to her house for a party. To learn more about the history of Airlie Gardens, visit the Garden Services Center to view the newly added historical timeline.

Picnic Tables
Airlie has a limited number of picnic tables scattered throughout the garden for use on a first come, first served basis. Guests are also welcome to bring a blanket for picnics on the lawn. Personal tables and chairs are not allowed inside Airlie Gardens.

Wedding Venues & Outdoor Event Space
Airlie Gardens offers several unique locations to hold your wedding, rehearsal dinner or special event. Our flexible availability makes it convenient for an afternoon or evening affair between the months of March and October. Airlie’s picturesque grounds and versatile settings will provide the ideal scenery for your special occasion.

Arrowhead Playground 4 Resized

720 Arnold Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Basketball Court

  • Full court

Disc Golf

  • 18 hole course

Gaga Ball
How to Play Gaga Ball
Gaga Ball Video

Multi-purpose Field

Picnic Shelters

  • Shelter for use on first come, first served basis (no reservations)
    • Shelter #1
      Small Shelter – Seats 36
      Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      Tables (wood): (6) 6 ft
      Grills: 1
      Electricity: None
      Water Spigot: None
      Location: Near playground, multi-purpose field, tennis courts and disc golf
      Restrooms: Yes
      Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

Tennis

  • (2) Courts
    • Courts may be used on first come, first served basis
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

Baseball 3
6510 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm (with lights), 8am-Sunset (without lights)

Amenities:

Baseball (3 fields)

  • Field #1: Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 40’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 185’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #2: T-ball field
    • Pitching rubber: N/A
    • Bases: 50’
    • Outfield fence: 137’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #3: Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 40’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 182’
    • Lights: Yes

100_62853840 Juvenile Center Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Biking

  • Approximately 8 miles of trails
  • Suitable for all levels of cyclist – beginner to advanced
  • Most extensive bike trail in New Hanover County
  • Recently updated and graded for the biking enthusiast

Picnic Table

  • (1) table near the trail entrance

814 Market StreetCape Fear Museum Park
Wilmington, NC  28401
Driving Directions

(910) 798-4370
For more information:  Cape Fear Museum Park

Hours of Operation:
Dawn-Dusk

Visitors to the park can engage with hands-on exhibits, explore gardens featuring native and adaptive plants, learn about historic objects and images, and enjoy special educational activities. The park’s design provides fun, educational, family-friendly and inspiring ways to explore and enjoy nature. Located at the corner of 8th and Market Streets adjacent to Cape Fear Museum, the park is open from dawn to dusk and admission is always free.

Amenities:

Fields 33222 North Kerr Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm (with lights), 8am-Sunset (without lights)

Amenities:

Baseball (3 fields)

  • Field #4: T-ball field
    • Pitching rubber: N/A
    • Bases: 50’
    • Outfield fence: 138’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #5: Baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 46’
    • Bases: 60/70’
    • Outfield fence: 207’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #8: Baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 60’6”
    • Bases: 90’
    • Outfield fence: 271’
    • Lights: Yes

Softball (4 fields)

  • Field #1:
    • Pitching rubber: 40’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 191’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #2:
    • Pitching rubber: 40’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 203’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #3:
    • Pitching rubber: 40’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 190’
    • Lights: Yes

SAM_18846701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Soccer

  • (4) Full-size soccer fields, no lights

Longleaf 21241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Driving Directions

(910) 798-7622
www.nhcedc.com
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Hours of Operation:
By reservation only (reservations available Monday-Friday 8am-6pm)

Amenities:

  • Indoor meeting space

SAM_20924305 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm (with lights), 8am-Sunset (without lights)

Amenities:

Tennis

  • (3) Lighted courts & (3) courts, no lights
    • Courts may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts on first come, first served basis
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

SAM_20854305 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Soccer

  • (3) Full-size soccer fields, no lights

Pond314 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm

Amenities:

Baseball (4 Little League fields)

  • Brock-Scott:
    • Pitching rubber: 46/50’
    • Bases: 60/70’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Dunn:
    • Pitching rubber: 46’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 180’
    • Lights: Yes
  • McGee:
    • Pitching rubber: 46’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes
  • West-Kinlaw:
    • Pitching rubber: 46/50’
    • Bases: 60/70’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes

Basketball Court

  • Full Court
  • Adjustable Goals

Dog Park

  • Off-leash park
  • (2) fenced areas – (1) for small dogs, (1) for large dogs
  • Dog Park Rules

Equestrian Ring

  • Rental Fees: $10/hour
  • Additional $20/hour for lights
  • Individuals may practice at no charge

Event Lawn

Exercise Station

Gardens

Picnic Shelters

  • (6) Reservable shelters
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 40
      • Rental Fees: $35/4hours (NHC Residents), $70/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (wood): (6) 12 ft
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Within walking distance to playground and baseball fields (fields are not available to the public during baseball season)
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes
    • Shelter #2
      • Medium Shelter – Seats 65
      • Rental Fees: $35/4hours (NHC Residents), $70/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (wood): (6) 12 ft
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Beside playground and tennis courts
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #3
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (5) 8 ft
      • Grills: 1
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (2) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: First shelter on your right when you enter through the Pine Grove entrance
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes (10’ x 10’ inflatable or tent)
    • Shelter #4
      • Medium Shelter – Seats 90
      • Rental Fees: $35/4hours (NHC Residents), $70/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (13) 8 ft
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (2) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes
    • Shelter #5
      • Medium Shelter – Seats 75
      • Rental Fees: $35/4hours (NHC Residents), $70/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (9) 8 ft, (1) 10 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: Double grill
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near the sand volleyball court
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes
    • Shelter #6
      • Large Shelter – Seats 125
      • Rental Fees: $45/4 hours (NHC Residents), $90/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (15) 8 ft, (1) 10 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: Double grill
      • Electricity: (6) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near equestrian ring
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes

Playground

  • Inclusive playground for children ages 2-12 of all abilities
    • Near shelter #2
    • The Liberty Wheelchair Swing (pictured below) requires two keys for use- one to unlock the gated area and another to unlock the swing.  Keys are provided free of charge at the parks and gardens office.  There is also a set of keys in the lockbox attached to the gated area.  To request your own keys or to obtain the lockbox code, contact the parks and gardens office during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) at (910) 798-7620.
      Click here for a printable key request form

Hugh MacRae Playground Ribbon Cutting - July 20, 2016 - New Hanover County, NC New Hanover County officials and staff cut the ribbon on a brand new playground at Hugh MacRae Park on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The all-inclusive playground was made possible by the Play Together grant from Trillium Health Resources and includes features for all ages and abilities. Learn more about this park and others at Parks.NHCGov.com Photo by Brett Cottrell, New Hanover County

Splashpad COMING SOON! (expected completion is late Summer 2016)
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StoryWalk®

  • StoryWalk® encourages both family literacy and physical activity by posting pages from a children’s picture book along a path or walking trail. Families walk along the trail, reading a page at a time together, and interacting with the story and with each other.

Tennis

  • (4) Lighted courts
    • Courts 1-3 may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts 1-3 on first come, first served basis only
    • Court 4 may be used on first come, first served basis only
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

Trail

  • 1.55 mile walking trail
  • May be reserved for walks and 5K’s
  • Click here for Walk-a-thon Packet

Volleyball

  • (1) Sand court

Wedding Venues

Playground5027 Lord Byron Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Baseball (1 field)

  • Practice field, no lights

Basketball

  • Full court

Picnic Shelter

  • (1) Shelter for use on first come, first served basis (no reservations)
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 25
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables: (4) 6 ft (wood), (1) 8 ft handicap accessible (aluminum)
      • Grills: None
      • Electricity: None
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground and basketball court
      • Restrooms: No
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

SAM_19242700 North College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm

Amenities:

Tennis

  • (6) Lighted courts
    • Courts may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts on first come, first served basis
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

SAM_2376401 Cathay Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Multi-purpose field

Picnic Shelter

  • (1) Shelter for use on first come, first served basis (no reservations)
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables (wood top): (6) 6 ft
      • Grills: None
      • Electricity: None
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground, walking trail and multi-purpose field
      • Restrooms: No
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playgrounds

  • (1) Playground for 2-5 year olds
  • (1) Playground for 5-12 year olds

Trail

  • 0.3 mile paved walking trail around park

Baseball 4901 Piner Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm (with lights), 8am-Sunset (without lights)

Amenities:

Baseball (2 fields)

  • Field #1: Full size baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 60’6”
    • Bases: 90’
    • Outfield fence: 318’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Field #2: Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 48’
    • Bases: 65’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes

Soccer/Football

  • Combination football/soccer field, no lights

Softball (1 field)

  • Regulation size softball field
    • Pitching rubber: 43’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 198’
    • Lights: Yes

Playground 34700 Old Avenue
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Baseball (1 field)

  • Practice field
    • Pitching rubber: 50/60’6”
    • Bases: 90’
    • Outfield fence: 295’
    • Lights: No

Basketball

  • Half court

Disc Golf

  • 18 hole nationally recognized course

Football/Soccer Fields

  • (4) Fields with lights

Picnic Shelters

  • (2) Reservable shelters
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45 people
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (4) 8 ft, (2) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (2) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near multi-age playground, softball field and disc golf course
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #2
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4 hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum/3 with wood tops): (4) 8 ft, (2) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (2) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near tennis courts and soccer fields
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

Tennis

  • (2) Lighted courts
    • Courts may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts on first come, first served basis
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

Lake Ducks 2615 Ogden Park Drive
Wilmington, NC 28411
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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm

Amenities:

Baseball (3 fields)

  • Blue Field:
    • Pitching rubber: 50’
    • Bases: 60/65/80’
    • Outfield fence: 250’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Green Field:
    • Pitching rubber: 46’
    • Bases: 65’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Yellow Field:
    • Pitching rubber: N/A
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 200’
    • Lights: Yes

Dog Park

Event Space

Exercise Station

Picnic Shelters

  • (3) Reservable shelters
    • Shelter #1
      • Medium Shelter – Seats 60
      • Rental Fees: $35/4hours (NHC Residents), $70/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (6) 8 ft, (2) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Beside playground and soccer/football fields
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes
    • Shelter #2
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (4) 8 ft, (2) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Across the pond from playground
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #3
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (4) 8 ft, (2) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (4) outlets, (4) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near dog park and shelter #2
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes

Playground

  • Multi-age Playground

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Soccer/ Football

  • (3) Regulation football/soccer fields with lights

Softball (1 field)

  • Red: Regulation softball field
    • Pitching rubber: 46/50’
    • Bases: 60/65’
    • Outfield fence: 250’
    • Lights: Yes

Stadium

  • (1) Youth football stadium with lights

Tennis

  • (9) Lighted courts
    • Courts 1-3 may be used on first come, first served basis only
    • Courts 4-9 may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts 4-9 on first come, first served basis only
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

Trail

  • 1 mile handicapped accessible walking trail around the pond and athletic fields

Shelter 2.34827 Canetuck Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Baseball (1 field)

  • Practice field, no lights

Basketball

  • (1) Full court
  • (1) Half court

Picnic Shelters

  • (2) Shelters for use on first come, first served basis (no reservations)
    • Shelter #1 (aluminum shelter)
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables (aluminum): (4) 6 ft, (1) 8 ft handicap accessible
      • Grills: (1)
      • Electricity: (1) outlet
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground, basketball courts and walking trail
      • Restrooms: None
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter#2 (wood shelter)
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables (wood): (6) 6 ft
      • Grills: None
      • Electricity: None
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground, basketball courts, walking trail and shelter #1
      • Restrooms: None
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

Trail

  • 0.5 mile paved walking trail around park

Fishing6500 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Boat Ramp

  • For kayaks & small boats

Fishing

Picnic Shelters

  • (2) Shelters – #1 may be reserved, #2 first come, first served only)
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4 hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (wood): (4) 6 ft, (1) 16 ft
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (1) outlet
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground, fishing pier and boat access
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #2
      • Small Shelter – Seats 10
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables (wood): (1) 12 ft
      • Grills: 1
      • Electricity: (1) outlet, (1) circuit
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near fishing pier and boat access
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Picnic Tables

  • (3) picnic tables scattered throughout the park

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

Outside Back Gazebo6710 Old Bridge Site Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
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Hours of Operation:
By reservation only (reservations available Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm)

Amenities:

Indoor Meeting & Event Space

  • Handicapped accessible community building
    • Seats 75pp; standing room is 150pp
    • Rental Fees:
      • $250 refundable deposit (4 hour minimum)
      • $150/4 hours and $37.50 each additional hour (NHC Residents)
      • $300/4 hours and $75 each additional hour (non-residents)
    • Tables: (14) 8 foot
    • Full kitchen
    • Outside gazebo overlooking Cape Fear River
    • Picnic Shelter & Riverside Building Reservations Policies
    • Reserve online or by calling 910-798-PARK (7275)

4412 Lake Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Driving Directions

Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset (soccer)
8am-10pm (baseball)

Amenities:

Baseball

  • (1) field with lights

Soccer

  • (1) field, no lights

Lake and Clouds

633 Shenandoah Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Boat Ramp

  • Floating dock for launching small non-motorized boats or kayaks

Fishing

Picnic Shelter

  • (1) Shelter for use on first come, first served basis (no reservations)
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: None – first come, first served (no reservations)
      • Tables (wood): (6) 6 foot
      • Grills: None (no cooking is allowed in this park)
      • Electricity: (4) outlets
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Near playground, lake and walking trail
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playground

  • Multi-age, nature-themed playground

StoryWalk®

  • StoryWalk® encourages both family literacy and physical activity by posting pages from a children’s picture book along a path or walking trail. Families walk along the trail, reading a page at a time together, and interacting with the story and with each other.

Trail

  • 1.3 mile paved multi-purpose trail

Picnic Tables9420 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Fishing

Picnic Shelters

  • (2) Reservable shelters
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 30
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables: (1) 6 foot (aluminum), (4) 11 foot (wood)
      • Grills: 1
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (1) circuit
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Underneath the bridge, within walking distance to playground and fishing
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #3
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (wood): (4) 16 foot
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (3) outlets, (1) circuit
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Within walking distance to playground
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Picnic Tables

  • (13) picnic tables scattered throughout the park

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

201 Chestnut Streetstory-park-overhead_opt
Wilmington, NC  28401
Driving Directions

(910) 798-6301
For more information:  New Hanover County Public Library Story Park

Hours of Operation:
Dawn-Dusk

Story Park, located at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut in downtown Wilmington, extends the library experience outdoors, featuring hands-on learning for all ages with four demonstration gardens, giant musical instruments, a StoryWalk® and a life-sized chess and checker board.

Amenities:

  • Education
  • Games
  • Gardens
  • Musical Instruments
  • StoryWalk®

SAM_1687423 Summer Rest Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Trail

  • 0.7 mile multi-purpose trail
  • Runs between Port City Chop House and Summer Rest Road
  • Spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway

Dad and Kid Kayak Launch613 Trails End Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Boat Ramp

  • For kayaks or boats 22’ or less
  • Located close to Masonboro Island

Fishing

Picnic Tables

  • (6) wooden picnic tables scattered throughout the park

SAM_19202900 North College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-Sunset

Amenities:

Football/Soccer Fields

  • (3) fields, no lights

Playground835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28412
Driving Directions

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Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm

Amenities:

Baseball (6 fields)

  • Blue- Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 48’
    • Bases: 70’
    • Outfield fence: 198’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Green- Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 48’
    • Bases: 70’
    • Outfield fence: 198’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Red- Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 48’
    • Bases: 70’
    • Outfield fence: 198’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Yellow- Little League baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 48’
    • Bases: 70’
    • Outfield fence: 198’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Ashley High School- baseball field (not reservable in spring season)
    • Pitching rubber: 60’6”
    • Bases: 90’
    • Outfield fence: 385’
    • Lights: Yes
  • Murray Middle School- baseball field
    • Pitching rubber: 60’6”
    • Bases: 90’
    • Outfield fence: 398’
    • Lights: No

Basketball

  • (1) Full court

Event Space

Picnic Shelters

  • (3) Reservable shelters
    • Shelter #1
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (6) 8 foot
      • Grills: 2
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (1) circuits
      • Water Spigot: None
      • Location: Beside playground
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: Yes
    • Shelter #2
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (3) 8 foot
      • Grills: 1
      • Electricity: (2) outlets, (1) circuits
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near stadium and pond
      • Restrooms: Yes
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No
    • Shelter #3
      • Small Shelter – Seats 45
      • Rental Fees: $25/4hours (NHC Residents), $50/4 hrs (non-residents)
      • Tables (aluminum): (8) 8 foot
      • Grills: None
      • Electricity: None
      • Water Spigot: 1
      • Location: Near pond and walking trail
      • Restrooms: Within walking distance
      • Accommodates Tents/Inflatables: No

Playground

  • Multi-age playground

Soccer

  • (2) Regulation soccer fields with lights

Soccer/Football

  • (2) Regulation combination fields with lights
  • (1) Regulation combination field, no lights at Murray Middle School

Softball (2 fields)

  • Murray Middle School- regulation softball field (not reservable in fall season)
    • Pitching rubber: 43’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 253’
    • Lights: No
  • Ashley High School- regulation softball field (not reservable in spring season )
    • Pitching rubber: 43’
    • Bases: 60’
    • Outfield fence: 205’
    • Lights: Yes

Tennis

  • (9) Lighted courts
    • Courts 1-6 may be reserved by league coordinators
    • All others may use courts 1-6 on first come, first served basis only
    • Courts 7-9 may be used on first come, first served basis only
    • Courtesy rules apply to use

Trail

  • 0.5 mile walking trail through the park

Volleyball

  • (2) Full size sand courts
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621