Juvenile Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC

Blue Clay Bike Park is an off-road trail system for mountain bikers as well as runners and walkers. These trails were built by members of the Cape Fear Cyclists Bicycle Club with permission from New Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. The challenging six-mile trail is located on Juvenile Center Drive...more about Blue Clay Bike Park

off Parmale Rd.
at the end of Old Ave.
Castle Hayne, NC

Up in the far north-central part of New Hanover County, this 50-acre park is home to several sporting teams and is a great family park. You'll find lighted tennis courts, soccer/football fields, playground equipment, picnic shelters, a ball field, restrooms and the area's first disc golf course....more about Castle Hayne Park

3405 Park Ave at Indpendence Blvd.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 341-4631

Thirty-three acre Empie Park has a softball field, picnic shelters, a children's playground, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, restrooms, open space and a senior activity area with shuffleboard, bocce and horseshoes; partr of the Cross City Trail goes around the park. The Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park includes...more about Empie Park

U.S. Hwy 421 S
Wilmington, NC
(910) 3417852

Greenfield Lake and its surrounding gardens are the centerpiece of Wilmington's park system and a scenic wonder that changes character from season to season. Among the city's oldest parks, it was at one time a working plantation and, later, carnival grounds. The lake attracts a wide variety of birds and contains...more about Greenfield Park

4099 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, NC

Located in the southwest district of Wilmington near Independence Boulevard, the 58-acre Halyburton Park represents an oasis in the midst of suburban sprawl. A hidden treasure of gently rolling sandhills, wet pine flatwoods and limesink depressions known as Carolina Bays, one of which holds water year round, Halyburton Park offers an...more about Halyburton Park

S. College Rd. and Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC

One of the oldest and best-known parks in the county, 98-acre Hugh McRae Park is well-known for its outdoor concerts, festivals and ball games. The tranquil pond, alluring garden and picturesque gazebo are very popular for weddings, especially in spring when the azaleas are in bloom and the weather is balmy. Facilities...more about Hugh MacRae Park

2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 341-7852

Near Greenfield Lake is the 25-acre Legion Stadium and Sports Complex, home to New Hanover High School sports teams. Also calling the complex home are the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer team and the Wilmington Sharks baseball team. The site has lighted athletic fields, lighted tennis courts and a swimming pool as well...more about Legion Sports Complex

7069 Market St.
Ogden, NC
(910) 341-7852

This 125-acre county park offers three lighted baseball fields, one baseball field with no lights, three lighted soccer/football fields, six lighted tennis courts, picnic areas with shelters, grills, restrooms, playgrounds, walking/jogging trails and a concession building. The entrance is on the west side of Market Street, about 0.2 miles north of the...more about Ogden Park

Water St.
Wilmington, NC

Riverwalk fronts the many businesses that dot the historic downtown on the Cape Fear. The wide boardwalk begins at Nun Street in Chandler's Wharf and runs continuously along the water to the convention center. It's more than a mile of pleasant strolling in a safely lighted path. Completed over several years,...more about Riverwalk

Eighth and Ann Sts.
Wilmington, NC

The heart of this 15-acre park is its swimming pool. Other facilities include a recreation center, playground, picnic shelters, restrooms, softball fields and lighted tennis and basketball courts....more about Robert Strange Park

River Rd.
near Snow's Cut Bridge
Wilmington, NC
(910) 798-7275

This 24 acre scenic waterside park, located about 14 miles south of downtown Wilmington on River Road, overlooks Snow's Cut and is divided into two sections, one directly beneath the bridge and the other some 100 yards to the west. The park offers shady picnic grounds, three picnic shelters, a children's...more about Snow's Cut Park

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