CAROLINA BEACH — Freeman Park in Carolina Beach is closing temporarily while the company hired to perform the town’s beach nourishment project gets started.
“Freeman Park will temporarily close to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15th
The closure is needed for a short time while Weeks Marine, the contractor hired by the US Army Corps of Engineers, completes the setup of equipment and pipe that will be used for the upcoming beach nourishment project. Once the set-up is finished, Freeman Park will re-open and the Town will notify the public in a follow-up press release and by updating our website and Facebook page,” according to a town press release.
Coincidentally, this time last year the town also closed the park to visitors, however, that was due to illegal actions taken by property owners on the beach.
According to the release, “While the beach nourishment project is being done, the work area will be roped off. The public is not allowed in that area while work is being performed due to hazardous conditions such as soft, sinking sand and heavy equipment usage.”
Visitors can check the town’s Facebook page for more updates.