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Parks & Gardens E-News

December 2017

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Parks & Gardens strives to maintain and operate parks and facilities that enrich the lives of the community and promote an overall healthier lifestyle.


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens staff would like to wish you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! 


Holiday Hours
Parks & Gardens Office:
Closed Dec 25-27th

All County Parks:
Closing at 5pm on Dec 24th &
all day Dec 25th

Airlie Gardens:
Closed Dec 24-25th

Enchanted Airlie
We experienced record-breaking ticket sales for this year's Enchanted Airlie and we are completely SOLD OUT.  Thank you for the overwhelming support of this magical event!  Remember- the gardens will close at 4pm to prepare for Enchanted Airlie on scheduled dates.


Quiet Visits With Santa
Airlie Gardens is proud to partner with The Clinic For Special Children to bring you Quiet Visits With Santa.  Our goal is to let every child take part in a holiday tradition through peaceful one-on-one visits without the chaos and loud noises that come with large crowds.  All time slots for Sat, Dec 9th are full, but there are still spots available for Tues the 12th from 11am-3pm.  Call (910) 319-7744 for more information and to schedule your appt.


Parks Updates
Northern Regional Park
The new playground is now open!  The fish and the frog have settled into their new home in Castle Hayne and are ready to play!  More Information


Ogden Park
The playground at Ogden Park is getting an update!  We're adding two new features and a shade structure.  We expect to complete the project in late December.  During construction, take some time to explore our other nearby playgrounds:

Parkwood Park
4827 Canetuck Rd (1.9 miles from Ogden Park)

Smith Creek  Park
633 Shenandoah Dr (2 miles)

Northern Regional Park
4700 Old Ave, Castle Hayne (7.7 miles)


12/1-2 & 8-22
Enchanted Airlie

12/3:  9am-5pm         
NHC Residents FREE Day
Airlie Gardens
(last admission is 4:30pm)

12/9:  9am-2pm
Quiet Visits With Santa
Airlie Gardens
All time slots are FULL

12/12:  11am-3pm
Quiet Visits With Santa
Airlie Gardens
By Appointment Only

12/13:  8-9:30am
Bird Hike
Airlie Gardens
FREE w/garden admission

12/21:  2-4pm
Educator in the Garden
Airlie Gardens
FREE w/garden admission

Volunteer Opportunities

Park Beautification
Hugh MacRae Park

Thursdays: 9am-12pm
Airlie Gardens

12/5: 8am-12pm
Volunteer Work Day
Ogden Park

Tired of Trash?

The Trash Mob is looking to expand its efforts by adding additional clean-up dates and locations!  The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is looking for individuals, groups and businesses to join our efforts to keep New Hanover County beautiful.  If you are interested in helping out, contact Jodi Rich by email or call (910) 798-7629. 

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New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone
(910) 798-7623 weather

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