Park Projects

Battle Park

“Battle Park” is a 42.5-acre parcel of undeveloped land in southern New Hanover County on Carolina Beach Road, just south of Manassas Drive.  New Hanover County is currently in the design phase of turning this land into a passive public park.  More Information

Echo Farms Park

In September 2018, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington jointly purchased 14 acres of land at Echo Farms to turn it into a public park.  The current phase of construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2020, and will include a new tennis/pool clubhouse, renovations to the existing swimming pool, and addition of a 0.7-mile walking trail.  The five existing clay tennis courts are expected to remain open to the public during construction.  More Information

FEMA Properties

Did you know that New Hanover County Parks & Gardens maintains over 22 acres of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Properties?  These properties, deeded to New Hanover County, are maintained by the Parks & Gardens department.  Staff has planned to plant trees and pollinator plants on some of these properties to help with stormwater and increase native wildlife, while using them to educate the public.  More information

Field Drainage Improvements

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens has been working to install underground drainage systems to some of our rectangular multi-purpose fields.  These new drainage systems will help reduce the amount of time we have to close the fields due to wet conditions, therefore, increasing the amount of playing time on these fields.  More Information

896 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621