Parks Conservancy Heats up as Temperatures Drop!

Posted October 15, 2014 at 10:34 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is picking up speed in its first year! The group recently received their 501(c)3 designation from the IRS and are planning the fall Food Truck Frolic. The first Food Truck Frolic in March of this year was attended by 4,000 people. The Parks Conservancy Board is hoping that this event will be as well attended. “The Food Truck Frolic is a great way to get people out into our parks for a fun-filled afternoon. Not only do they get to eat food from Wilmington’s finest food trucks, they also get to learn about all the other County parks that are just waiting for them to visit!”, says Tara Duckworth, Director of Parks & Gardens for New Hanover County.

The Fall Food Truck Frolic takes place Sunday, October 26th at Hugh MacRae Park from 12 – 5pm. The event features food from Catch-the food truck, Vittles, Poor Piggy’s Barbecue, P.T.’s Grille, Trolly Stop, Rita’s Ice, Southern Popcorn, Tasty Tees Snack Shack, and Granny Niece’s Ice Cream. It also features music by Boba Funk, beverages from Fermental, and Noni Bacca. You can even shop at Drift Mobile Clothing Boutique that day! The event is free to the public and a portion of the days sales will benefit the Parks Conservancy.

Did you know that New Hanover County maintains more than 1,500 acres of parks and athletic fields? Imagine our county with no athletic fields, walking trials, playgrounds, tennis courts, boat ramps- the list goes on and on. Our active coastal lifestyle is just not possible without access to clean, well-maintained parks facilities. The New Hanover County Parks Conservancy was established to make sure our parks thrive and grow to meet the needs in one of the most populated, fastest growing counties in the state. We’re advocates too- making sure that people know what is available to them and that their support is vital.

Get out. Get Involved. Stay Connected.


Release Contact:

Janine Powell
Airlie Gardens
(910) 798-7703

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