NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter

New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens News


August 2021

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Food Truck Rodeo at Ogden Park

Join us on Sunday, August 15th from 12-5pm as the Food Truck Rodeo rolls back to Ogden Park! This event will feature all your favorite food trucks serving a variety of food, beverages and desserts, as well as live music from Boba Funk & Friends. The event is free to attend- just bring money to purchase your food and beverages. Most food trucks accept cash and credit cards. All proceeds from this event benefit New Hanover County’s parks.  Learn more about the event and view the list of vendors at NHCParksConservancy.org.


National Disc Golf Day

August 5th is National Disc Golf Day! Did you know New Hanover County has two parks with 18-hole disc golf courses? Visit Arrowhead Park or Northern Regional Park and explore these fun and challenging courses that are perfect for pros and beginners alike!



Echo Farms Park Swimming Pool

Are you planning to visit the swimming pool at Echo Farms Park this summer?  If so, be sure to visit ymcasenc.org before you go for the latest information including pool hours, updates and program info.  While you're there check in on our Facebook page!



Yoga in the Gardens Fall Series

Airlie Gardens is excited to have Longwave Yoga back for a fall Yoga in the Gardens series! Join us each Wednesday (Sept 8th – Sept 22nd) from 6-7pm to enjoy the blissful surroundings of nature’s magic on the Oak Lawn!

Class Rate | $16 per class
Special Airlie Rate | $33 for entire series

Learn more and register at longwaveyoga.com.

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

August 1:  9am-5pm
NHC Residents Free Day
Airlie Gardens
*Last admission is 4:30pm
Advance tickets only

August 3, 10, 17, 24: 2pm
Butterfly Release
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

August 11:  8-9:30am
Bird Hike
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

August 15: 12-5pm
Food Truck Rodeo
Ogden Park

August 25: 8-9:30 am
Bird Hike
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


Airlie Gardens

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

*Advance tickets are required for admission.  Purchase tickets at AirlieGardens.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Trash Mob
Wed, August 18
Location TBD

Learn more at



Click here for Online Picnic Shelter Reservations


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens

896 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

Driving Directions

(910) 798-7620 phone