Oak Island celebrates completion of Veterans Park improvements
OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Oak Island had a big reason to celebrate Tuesday. The ribbon was cut for the new improvements to Veterans Park.
Fishermen will be able to use a new pier to cast their lines. The community can also take advantage of a new boardwalk along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The money for the upgrades came from a CAMA Public Beach and Waterfront grant along with a Coastal Recreation Fishing License grant.
The town invited local veterans to be a part of the ribbon cutting for a park that honors them.
“We didn’t have anything here on the island that did that, so we were wanting to bring something out to honor them,” town manager David Kelly said. “They need to have something on Oak Island to be able to show the honor and the privilege and the respect that the citizens have for them.”
It took about eight months to build Phase One of Veterans Park. A picnic shelter and memorial wall will be built as part of Phase Two, which is scheduled to begin in June and will take two or three months to complete.