Parks n’ Places

Wilmington has a ton of kid-friendly & beautiful parks. I review as I explore so come back often!

Been somewhere I haven’t? Feel free to share your photos at @wilmingtonmom on Instagram and I’ll add it to the list.

Community Pools in Wilmington, NC

Earl Jackson Pool Website 750 Bess St. Wilmington, NC(910) 833-5455 Pool Schedule:Monday-Friday, 10:30 am-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm Daily Rate:$3/Adult$1/Child Season Pass:Month to Month$10/Child$25/Adult$40/Family Up to 10 Echo Farms Pool Website 4112 Echo Farms BlvdWilmington, NC  28412Phone:  (910) 798-7730 Daily Rate:$4/Adult$2/Child Season Pass:$100/Individual;  $175/Family*More information to come Pool Schedule:Tentative Public Swim Schedule (beginning May 28, 2022):Monday,… Continue reading Community Pools in Wilmington, NC

Brunswick Nature Park

Address: 2601 River Road (NC 133), Winnabow, NC 28479 On HWY 133 just outside of Leland, NC is Brunswick Nature Park, which was created in 2004 by the Coastal Land Trust and Brunswick County. The park is located on 912 acres of undeveloped land and has several trails for the family and possibly your family… Continue reading Brunswick Nature Park

Brunswick Riverwalk Park

Address: 580 River Rd SE, Leland, NC 28451 Located just out of Leland, NC on HWY 133 sits a hidden gem that we stumbled upon after visiting Brunswick Nature Park one afternoon. Brunswick Riverwalk Park is one of those parks that I could visit over and over again. I’d actually love to capture the sunrise… Continue reading Brunswick Riverwalk Park

Abbey Foy-Moore Nature Preserve

Address: 10200 US-17, Wilmington, NC 28411 (Scotts Hill/Porter’s Neck/Hampstead area) Located off of US-17 between Hampstead and Porter’s Neck area of Wilmington is Poplar Grove Plantation, known for it’s weekly Farmer’s Market and history which is open to the public for tours. Beside the plantation sits a gravel parking lot that welcomes guest visiting the… Continue reading Abbey Foy-Moore Nature Preserve

Greenfield Lake Park

Address: 1739 Burnett Blvd, Wilmington Located close to downtown Wilmington, Greenfield Lake/Park is a must see. This is one of my favorite parks in Wilmington, NC. It’s filled with nature, wildlife and fun activities for kids and adults. Oh and there is a ton of space for dogs to enjoy as well. Picnic under the… Continue reading Greenfield Lake Park

Smith Creek Park

Address: 33 Shenandoah St, Wilmington, NC 28411 7. Smith Creek Park and Nature Preserve Located off of Harris Road/Gordon Road in the Ogden area is Smith Creek Park and Smith Creek Nature Preserve. This park is slightly hidden and a nice surprise in midst of the hustle and bustle of the large neighborhoods on this… Continue reading Smith Creek Park

Pages Creek Preserve

Address: 1215 Middle Sound Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411 6. Pages Creek Preserve This is a wonderful place to come if you want to take a walk in nature. It is so quiet and peaceful and an easy walk to the water – Pages Creek. Along the trail, you will find 3 informational signs on… Continue reading Pages Creek Preserve

Summer Rest Trail

Address: 1981 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (Port City Chop House) 5. Summer Rest Trail Take a stroll down this beautiful trail shaded with large trees and nice greenery. The trail is about .7 mile long (one way) and ends at the Wrightsville Beach Bridge. This trail is actually a small section of the Gary… Continue reading Summer Rest Trail

Arrowhead Park

Address: 720 Arnold Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412 4. Arrowhead Park Off of Carolina Beach Rd and River Road in the Silver Lake area is Arrowhead Park, which is one of the “go-to” parks if you are looking for Disc Golf. There are large open fields, a small playground, a covered picnic area, in addition to… Continue reading Arrowhead Park

Empie Park

Address: 3405 Park Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403 3. Empie Park Located near the Independence Mall and behind Wilmington Fire Station 2, Virginia Pearson Empie Park aka “Empie Park” is a nice park for tennis players, small humans and dogs alike. The park includes: a dog park nice large playground several covered picnic areas 19-tennis courts… Continue reading Empie Park

Wade Park

Address: 3500 Bethal Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409 Tucked away at the end of Bethel Road in the “Pine Valley” area of Wilmington is James E. L. Wade Park, also known as “Wade Park”. It is a 17-acre wetland park filled with nature, beautiful scenery, a playground, covered picnic area and a .5 mile paved trail.… Continue reading Wade Park

Wrightsville Beach North End

1. Wrightsville Beach – The North End Wrightsville Beach offers a lot of fun kid-friendly activities. If you like being outside, don’t mind a walk in the sand and are willing to pay for parking (~$3/hr | March 1 to October 31 from 9am to 7pm (with some enforced 9am – 8pm) then I recommend heading… Continue reading Wrightsville Beach North End

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