Thursday, April 18, 2024

$2.8M park officially open in Myrtle Grove area

Ribbon cutting of Hanover Pines Park from county commissioners. (Courtesy NHC)

WILMINGTON — A 42.5 acre complex, formerly known as Battle Park, has opened as a new greenspace in New Hanover County.

Commissioners hosted a ribbon cutting last week, after more than a decade of planning for Hanover Pines Nature Park at 6101 Carolina Beach Rd. The park includes a 1.25-miles of paved parking trail, a dog park, picnic shelter, restrooms, and owl-themed playground. 

Constructed by W.B. Brawley, Hanover Pines Nature Park is considered a “passive park” because of the minimal development required. Passive parks allot for open green space, protection of wildlife, and informal recreation. There are now 17 public parks in New Hanover County.

The park is open 8 a.m. until sunset daily. 


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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