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Parks & Gardens News
November 2019



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Food Truck Rodeo

The Food Truck Rodeo is rolling back to Ogden Park on Sunday, November 3 from 12-5pm!  This event will feature over 30 food trucks and vendors, and Boba Funk & Friends will be there playing your favorite tunes.  The event is free to attend- just bring money to purchase your food and beverages.  The food trucks will donate a portion of sales for the day back to the Parks Conservancy to help support New Hanover County's parks.  Visit NHCParksConservancy.org for more information, and to view a list of participating vendors.  


Volunteer Work Day at Echo Farms

On Wednesday, November 6 beginning at  9am, Parks & Gardens staff will be installing an extensive native landscape at Echo Farms, and we need your help!  Volunteers are needed to help us plant and water over 100 trees and plants.  The project will likely last all day, however, volunteers may come and stay as long as they are able.  Contact jorich@nhcgov.com for more information or to sign up.

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Art in the Arboretum

Over 140 artists will exhibit handcrafted jewelry, glass, textiles, metalwork, wood, paintings, photography and more during this year's Art in the Arboretum!  The event will be held November 1-3 from 10am-4pm each day.  Guests will also enjoy live music, youth art, food trucks, and special art by the Ability Garden.  General admission tickets are $5, and children under 12, members of the military (with ID), and Friends of the Arboretum are free.  Tickets will only be sold at the gate.  More Information


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

County Parks & Arboretum Grounds:  Open regular hours

Airlie Gardens & Echo Farms Tennis Courts:  Closed Nov 28

Parks & Gardens Offices:  Closed Nov 28 & 29


Enchanted Airlie Tickets

Enchanted Airlie tickets are selling fast!  Several dates have already sold out.  Visit AirlieGardens.org to view the available dates, get event information, and purchase your tickets.   

parks updates

Echo Farms
Construction at Echo Farms is scheduled to begin early November.  The entire facility will be closed to the public Nov 11-15.  After Nov 15, we expect the tennis courts to remain operational throughout the process.  All tennis business operations have been moved to the old golf pro shop while the tennis shop is demolished, and the new tennis/pool clubhouse is constructed.  This phase of the project will also include swimming pool renovations, and we expect construction to be completed in Summer 2020.  We will post updates at Parks.NHCgov.com and on our facebook page.  

Events Calendar

11/1-3:  10am-4pm
Art in the Arboretum

11/3:  9am-5pm
NHC Residents Free Day 
Airlie Gardens
Last admission is 4:30pm

11/3:  12-5pm
Food Truck Rodeo
Ogden Park

11/13:  8-9:30am
Bird HIke
Airlie Gardens
Free w/ garden admission

11/16:  9am-12pm
Ability Garden Plant Sale

Volunteer Opportunities

11/6:  9am
Planting & Landscape Beautification 
Echo Farms

Trash Mob

11/20:  10-11:30am
Location TBD

Every Wed & Thurs:  9-12 pm
Airlie Gardens

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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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.