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90-acre plot to become new park

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WILMINGTON -- A nearly 90-acre plot of land adjacent to I-40 and North College Road in Wilmington will become one of the largest parks in New Hanover County. It will be called Olsen Park, named after Peggy Olsen who sold 63 acres of the land to the city. The other 25 will come from the county. Construction of the park will be done in two phases. The first will build five baseball and softball fields. The second phase will include several multi-purpose fields, tennis courts and hiking trails. Olsen said, "It's the best and highest use of the piece of property and it will be for everyone!" Construction of the new park will begin in the fall of 2008.

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