NHCGov: Parks & Gardens Newsletter

New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens News
January 2023


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Happy New Year!

As we move into a new year, we continue to be proud to serve the public by providing places for fun and physical activity while helping to build community through facilities and activities that are open to all people. Additionally, we will be undertaking a renovation of the Garden Services Center at Airlie Gardens. We want to improve the visitor experience, update our restrooms and add much needed office and storage space. 

Here are some of the highlights of the past year:

  • Arrowhead Park tennis courts were converted to pickle ball courts.
  • Had a successful season of operations at the Echo Farms pool.
  • Began construction on the 42.5-acre Hanover Pines Park (formerly Battle Park) as well as a new walking trail at Northern Regional Park in Castle Hayne.
  • Airlie Gardens hosted its TENTH year of art exhibits, HOPPY TIMES!

Visit Parks.NHCgov.com and AirlieGardens.org to learn about these projects and MORE!  We hope you and your family have a safe and happy new year and look forward to a great 2023!



Sunday, January 8 is Free Day at Airlie Gardens. Tickets must be reserved in advance and can sell out. Airlie Members do not need to reserve tickets in advance simply show your membership card for entry. Reserve your tickets.

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.

Holiday Hours

County Parks:
Open Normal Operating Hours


Airlie Gardens, Echo Farms Park & Parks Administrative Offices:

Closed January 1

January Programs

FrogWatch USA
Volunteer Training

January 7: 10am-4pm
January 8: 1pm-4pm

Bird Walk
Tuesday, January 11; 8am

General Admission | $9
Reservations Required

(Included in garden membership)

Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


Airlie Winter Hous


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens Office

896 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone