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 in the process 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 into a public park.  The county and city have completed some renovations including tennis court resurfacing, lighting upgrades, construction of a new clubhouse and renovations to the swimming pool.  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