Thursday, September 28, 2023

Carolina Beach extends deadline for half-off ‘early bird’ Freeman Park passes

The new deadline is December 31.

Freeman Beach LLC members are requesting an easement for the construction of a Freeman family memorial in exchange for an easement granted to the town (Port City Daily/File)
Freeman Beach passes cost $200 – up $50 from last year – but early birds can save 50 percent if they buy tickets in person. (Port City Daily/File)

CAROLINA BEACH — The deadline for Freeman Park early-bird passes, initially set for today, has been extended to the end of the year.

The town recently raised the price of the season pass to Freeman Park from $150 to $200, and faced some criticism for it; calls for a “locals-only” discount were met with bad news — because the town owns the access to the north end, but not Freeman Park itself, it can’t legally give preferential pricing to Carolina Beach residents.

The town does offer a 50-percent discount for “early bird” passes purchased in person; these tickets are $100 and are valid for the season from the day they are purchased.

According to Carolina Beach, “due to recent weather events,” the Dec. 15 deadline is being extended to Dec. 31.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations and times:

  • Carolina Beach Town Hall – Billing Department 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 458-2999 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office 1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite D Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 458-4614 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Island True Value Tackle & Hardware 801 N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 458-3049 Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • The Kupboard Grocery 901 Carolina Beach Ave. N Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 707-1755 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the purchase of the 2019 Annual Freeman Park permits, please contact Town Hall at (910) 458-2999.

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