Parks

Atlanta Ave. and U.S. Hwy. 421
Carolina Beach, NC

Primarily a picnic site, this 11-acre park has four small gazebos, sheltered picnic tables and a playground. A .75-mile concrete trail circling the lake is ideal for walkers, skaters, bikers and joggers who are looking for a convenient, safe place to exercise. A small amphitheater is the site of local holiday...more about Carolina Beach Lake Park

1010 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-8206

This is one of the most biologically diverse parks in North Carolina and a contender for the most beautiful park in the area. Maritime forest, sandhill terrain, waterfront and sand ridges support carnivorous plants and centuries-old live oaks. Six miles of easy trails wind throughout the park. Excellent overnight camping facilities...more about Carolina Beach State Park

U.S. Hwy. 421 S
Kure Beach, NC

The Cove is a beautiful getaway about 6 miles south of Carolina Beach. Bordering the beach and a rocky sea wall, a grove of windswept live oaks provides shade for the picnic tables and grills. Come to fish and sunbathe but don't swim. Dangerous currents and underwater hazards make swimming extremely...more about The Cove at Fort Fisher State Historic Site

U.S. Hwy. 421
Kure Beach, NC
(910) 458-5798

Miles of white sandy beach, salt marshes, tidal creeks, mudflats and wildlife habitats make the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area a real eco-treasure among the state's park offerings. With the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west, park visitors can walk the beach and look...more about Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

K Ave. at Seventh St.
Kure Beach, NC

The Gurney Hood Barking Lot , adjacent to Joe Eakes Park, is a fenced pooch-play area. Sandy soil, trees, play equipment, Frisbees, balls and other doggie amenities make this a fun place for your pet. Water is available, a couple of benches are provided, and clean-up bags and trash containers are...more about Gurney Hood Barking Lot

K Ave. at Seventh St.
Kure Beach, NC

This small park, a short walk from the beach, offers a playground, two tennis courts, a picnic area and volleyball and basketball courts. The Gurney Hood Barking Lot, a no-leash dog park, is located on the west side of the Joe Eakes park....more about Joe Eakes Park

Wilson Ave.
Carolina Beach, NC

If you are planning a family picnic, check out the McDonald Park gazebos and picnic areas. This community park, tucked away in a neighborhood setting, is a great place to take the toddlers to play. The park has slides, swing sets and picnic tables....more about McDonald Park

Dow Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC

This 10-acre park has something for everyone in the family, even Fido. Mike Chappell Park is equipped with two tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, dog park, baseball and softball fields, and a soccer field. There is also an 8,000 square foot skate park, complete with ramps, rails, and...more about Mike Chappell Park

835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway
Carolina Beach, NC

Veterans Park, located in the southern portion of New Hanover County, is a unique development of educational, recreational and cultural facilities. The 212-acre complex is home to Ashley High School, Murray Middle School, the 1,000-seat Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center and an array of athletic facilities, including lighted baseball, softball, football/soccer...more about Veterans Park

 
 
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