Hanover Pines Nature Park

Hanover Pines Nature Park (formerly known as Battle Park) is a 42.5-acre county-owned property located on Carolina Beach Road, just south of Manassas Drive in southern New Hanover County.  The county is developing the property into a passive county park for the greater community to enjoy.  (scroll down for more information on passive parks).  The Parks & Gardens department worked with a team from Paramounte Engineering, Sage Design, and Sawyer Sherwood & Associate to complete the design of the park.  The cost for construction of the park is in New Hanover County’s Capital Improvement Plan, and is expected to begin in fiscal year 2021-22.  We will continue to post any updates on the park here and on our facebook page.


May 2022:  We received our NCDOT permit and expect to start receiving bids this month.  We expect construction to last 9-12 months.



What is a passive park?

A passive park is a park that is principally designed for use in an unstructured or informal way.  It is generally a space that requires minimal development.  Passive recreation refers to recreational activities that do not require special facilities, courses, or fields.  Passive recreation is typically unorganized, unstructured, and non-competitive, and places minimal stress on a site’s resources.  Passive parks can also help to enhance a county’s water quality, preserve wildlife habitats, and protect natural areas.  Passive park amenities may include multi-purpose trails for walking, hiking and biking, nature playgrounds, interpretive learning, outdoor classrooms, and open green space.

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NHC Parks & Gardens Office: 896 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621
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