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New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens News


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June Its Pool Season

The swimming pool at Echo Farms Park is now open for the season!  We are offering family swim time, adult lap swim and group fitness classes!  Pool hours include:

Family Public Swim
Mon: 11-6pm
Tues: 11-5:30pm
Wed-Sun:  11-6pm

Adult Lap Swim (beginning June 6)
Mon, Tues & Thurs:  7-9:30am
Wed: 6-7pm

Pool Fees:

Daily Pass
$4/Adult (age 18+)
$2/Children (17 & under)

Season Pass
(2 Adults + Dependents living in the same household)

To learn more about the pool and purchase your season pass, Click Here

*Pool hours are subject to change due to weather, maintenance or other unforeseen issues.  We will post all updates on our Facebook page @echofarmspark.


Group Fitness Schedule

Water Aerobics
Mon: 10-10:45am

Stretching, Relaxation & Meditation
Mon: 12-12:45pm
Wed & Thurs: 10-10:45am

Cost to participate is $3/class and all levels of fitness are welcome.  Pre-registration is required as classes are likely to fill up.  Click here to learn more and register

Butterfly Release

Butterfly Releases

Every Tuesday June 6, 13, 20 & 27th, join our educators for a Butterfly Release at 10am in the Butterfly House. The program will begin with a talk on the butterfly life cycle and the different types of butterflies in the house that week and conclude with a butterfly release. Pre-registration is required and tickets typically sell out quickly. Learn more and register.

(In case of rain, we will have an educator in our classroom and guests will still be able to observe butterflies.)

Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health. On Saturday June 24th at 10am, in celebration of Pollinator Week, an educator will be on site to discuss the life cycle of butterflies. Following the discussion, we will have a Butterfly Release.  Reservations are required. Register here.

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.

June Events

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

June 6, 13, 20, 27: 10-11am
Butterfly Release
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

June 6; 8-9:30am
Bird Walk
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


June 8; 7-8:30pm
Going Batty
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


June 13; 2-3pm
Backyard Butterflies Program
(Partnership with Northeast Library)


June 14: 8:00-9:30am
Bird Walk
Airlie Gardens
Pre-registration required


June 17; 10-11:30am
Guided History Tour
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


June 21: 5:15-7:15pm
Hops & Talks: A Toast to Pollinators
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


June 24, 10am
Pollinator Week Butterfly Release
Airlie Gardens
Advanced tickets only

June 28; 7:30-8:30pm
Mystical Moths
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

June 28: 2-3:00pm
Backyard Butterfly Program
Pine Valley Library
(Partnership with Pine Valley Library)



Click here for Online Picnic Shelter Reservations


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens Office

896 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone