UPDATE April 3, 2020: All public and private boat ramps are CLOSED to motorized boats in compliance with New Hanover County State of Emergency 2nd Amendment. This means all county launches for motorized watercraft are CLOSED (including River Road and Trails End Parks). Launches for non-motorized watercraft (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, etc.) remain OPEN at this time. Click here to read the full release
UPDATE April 2, 2020: Public and private tennis and pickleball courts in all of New Hanover County, including the City of Wilmington and all beach towns, are CLOSED to ensure consistency across the county. This includes the county’s public tennis courts at Hugh MacRae Park, Echo Farms, Veterans Park, Arrowhead Park and Ogden Park, as well as the county’s pickleball courts at Northern Regional Park and Veterans Park.
Park walking trails and open spaces are open to the public for the time being with normal operating hours. Social distance guidelines must be followed – park visitors should keep at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others at all times, and no gatherings of more than 10 people may occur. *All restrooms are CLOSED until further notice.
Airlie Gardens – CLOSED. Visit AirlieGardens.org for more details.
Arboretum – CLOSED. Visit Arboretum.NHCgov.com for more details.
Athletic Fields – CLOSED, and all reservations have been canceled until further notice.
Basketball Courts – CLOSED
Disc Golf Courses – OPEN
Dog Parks – CLOSED
Echo Farms – CLOSED
Exercise Equipment/Outdoor Gyms – CLOSED
Ogden Skatepark – OPEN
Pickleball Courts – CLOSED
All shelter reservations have been canceled through April 30. It is unknown how long public events will be suspended, therefore, we will not be making any reservations in person, by phone or online until further notice.
Playgrounds – CLOSED
Programs, Activities & Events
All county-sponsored programs, activities and events are suspended until further notice. Click here for fun educational activities your family can do at home. Parks & Gardens staff will be posting activities you can do at home on our website and facebook page.
Restrooms – CLOSED
Tennis Courts – CLOSED
County walking trails remain OPEN at this time. Please follow the guidelines of social distancing while using any public facility.
*The track at UNCW is CLOSED to the public until further notice.
Volleyball Courts – CLOSED