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Parks & Gardens News
September 2019



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4th Annual Native Plant Festival

Come learn all about the Cape Fear Region's native plants at the 4th Annual Native Plant Festival on Saturday, September 21st from 9am-4pm at the NHC Arboretum.  There will be native plants for sale from local vendors, presentations by horticultural experts, food trucks, educational booths, and activities for kids including lawn games, music, and crafts.  Admission is FREE!  Satellite parking with free shuttle to the Arboretum will be available at Seagate Baptist Church (6115 Oleander Drive).  More Information


"Rained Out" App

Did you know that you can receive New Hanover County athletic field closures delivered directly to your cell phone or email?  All you have to do is sign up for the "Rained Out" app, and you'll be notified as soon as the decision is made to close (which is typically between 12-1pm).  Learn more and sign up at RainedOut.net


Butterfly Release

Tuesday, September 3rd is the last Butterfly Release of the season at Airlie Gardens.  The program will take place in the Butterfly House from 2-3pm.  In case of rain, the program will take place in the classroom.  Free for Airlie Members and included in garden admission for all others.  More Information


Echo Farms
Construction at Echo Farms is expected to begin in September.  This project will include a new clubhouse with restroom facilities for the tennis courts and swimming pool, renovation of the existing swimming pool, and a 0.7-mile walking trail.  The tennis courts are expected to remain open during construction.  

Battle Park
A design team has been selected for Battle Park!  The design  process is expected to take one year to complete, and will offer opportunities for public input.  We will post information and updates regarding the design process on our facebook page and Parks.NHCgov.com


Save the Date- November 3rd

The next Parks Conservancy Food Truck Rodeo has been scheduled for Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5pm at Ogden Park!  The rodeo will feature 30 different food trucks, including all your local favorites and some new trucks!  More Information

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

Events Calendar

9/1:  9am-5pm
NHC Residents Free Day 
Airlie Gardens
Last admission is 4:30pm

9/3:  2-3pm
Butterfly Release
Airlie Gardens
Free w/ garden admission

9/6:  6-8pm
Concert Series- Jack Jack 180
Airlie Gardens
Free for Members
$10/Adults; $3/Children
*Advance tickets only

9/11:  8-9:30am
Bird HIke
Airlie Gardens
Free w/ garden admission

9/20:  6-8pm
Concert Series- L Shape Lot
Airlie Gardens
Free for Members
$10/Adults; $3/Children
*Advance tickets only

9/21:  9am-4pm
Native Plant Festival

Volunteer Opportunities

Every Wed & Thurs:  9-12 pm
Airlie Gardens

Trash Mob
9/14:  9-11am
Parkwood Park

9/18:  10-11:30am
Location TBD

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Jodi Rich at jorich@nhcgov.com or (910) 798-7629

Airlie Gardens

Open Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm
Last admission is 4:30pm

Visit the online calendar for the Tram Schedule or call (910) 798-7700.

New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone



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