Upgrades turn Castle Hayne Park into new Northern Regional Park, Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:57 p.m.
UPDATE (3/24/16): The ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 10am.
UPDATE (2/4/16): We are getting close to the finish line! The actual completion of Phase One of the Northern Regional Park project is just a month away in March. We will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony in the Spring. Check back here for details.
* Disc golf course holes #3, 4, 5 & 6 are currently closed due to construction of the new park entrance.
UPDATE (7/20/15): We are making progress on Phase One of the Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne expansion project. The two existing multi-purpose fields now have lights and construction of the new entrance on Castle Hayne Road and two new multi-purpose fields is well under way. Check out more pictures on the County’s flickr site.
UPDATE (5/27/15): Disc golf course holes #3, 4, 5 & 6 will be closed until further notice due to construction of the new park entrance from Castle Hayne Road.
Expansion to the existing Castle Hayne Park, located at 4700 Old Avenue, will begin in February 2015. The project will be completed in two phases, with phase one completion expected in Fall 2015. Phase one will include a new, more visible entry road along Castle Hayne Road (just before the Hermitage House), making the park more easily accessible to visitors. In addition to lighting the two existing athletic fields, two new lighted multi-purpose fields will be constructed. Beginner bike trails will also be added as a new park feature.
The County intends to keep the park open to visitors during the expansion project though some areas may need to temporarily be closed for safety purposes. You can follow us on Facebook for updates and closures. There will be some impact to the disc golf course due to the new entry road, but the two impacted holes will be replaced.
Phase two of the project will include the addition of several more lighted multi-purpose athletic fields, a 1.5 mile paved multi-purpose (walking/biking) trail, a basketball court, tennis court improvements and a new dog park. Upon completion, this 112 acre park will be well suited to serve as the Northern Regional Park.