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Parks and Recreation

New Hanover considers buying 85 acres next to Smith Creek Park

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New Hanover County Commissioners are considering the purchase of 85 acres that border the existing 92-acre Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road in Wilmington as a means of significantly expanding the county’s green space system. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Inland Greens purchase

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Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of the Inland Greens golf course, which will be used as a public park. Council also voted on money for the Cross City Trail and a resolution against digital billboards Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks to change park bond money

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Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent. Full story...
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New Hanover kicks off another park project

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New Hanover County is getting another park. The county and City of Wilmington are had a construction kickoff ceremony Wednesday morning at Olsen Park off Murrayville Road. Full story...
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Wade Park opens

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Wilmington is a little greener tonight. Mayor Bill Saffo and other elected officials cut the ribbon at Wade Park Thursday. The City of Wilmington acquired the 17 acres of land from New Hanover County in 2005. Full story...
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Empie Park Tennis Expansion

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videoThe new tennis center at Empie Park will bear the name Althea Gibson in honor of the former Wilmington resident and U.S. Open champion. John Rendleman tells us the expansion at Empie would surely make Althea proud. Full story...
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Property taxes, Wave Transit discussed at Wilmington City Council meeting

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Resident's voice concerns over possible tax hike, Wave Transit gets additional funding. Full story...
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New features at Hugh MacRae park

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The oldest park in New Hanover County has some new features for you to enjoy. Full story...
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