2016 Freeman Park annual passes go on sale; get the earlybird rate

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Freeman Park on the north end of Carolina Beach. Photo by Caroline Curran.
Freeman Park on the north end of Carolina Beach. Photo by Caroline Curran.

Annual permits for Freeman Park in Carolina Beach go on sale beginning today at early bird prices.

From December 1 – 15, season passes for 2016 are offered at $75 each, half off the regular price of $150. To get the discounted rate, permits must be bought in person at Carolina Beach Town Hall, the town’s parking office or Island Tackle and Hardware on Lake Park Boulevard. They will be valid from the date of purchase and are non-refundable. After December 15, annual passes can be purchased at those three locations as well as the Scotchman on Canal Drive and online.

Passes are for year-round access only, and those wishing to camp in the park during the season (April 1 to September 30) must obtain separate permits and make reservations.

The popular park on the north end of Carolina Beach is only accessible with permits. Daily passes, which are sold at a 24-hour pay station at the entrance to the park and valid until 10 a.m. the next day, are $30 each on regular days and $50 on holidays. In 2016, holiday rates apply to the following dates: March 25 – 28 (Easter weekend), May 27 – 30 (Memorial Day weekend), July 1- 4 (Independence Day weekend) and Sept. 2- 5 (Labor Day weekend).

More information on Freeman Park can be found on the town’s website or by calling the Carolina Beach Parking Office at (910) 458-4614.