Hugh MacRae Park Splash Pad to Open Saturday

Posted March 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, in partnership with Trillium Health Resources, will hold a grand opening for the county’s new splash pad at Hugh MacRae Park on Saturday, April 1 at noon. The splash pad is the final piece of the park’s all-inclusive playground project, funded by Trillium Health Resources’ Play Together Grant.

“We are excited to kick off the inaugural splash pad season on April 1,” said Parks & Gardens Director Tara Duckworth. “Hugh MacRae Park is a great community gathering spot for all ages and we look forward to citizens enjoying these new amenities for years to come.”

The splash pad, a 2,700 square foot wet play area, features multiple easy-to-use water elements and is accessible for children of all ages and abilities, including those utilizing mobility devices. After the grand opening, the seasonal splash pad will be open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to sunset, April through October.

A loaner water wheelchair will be available through Parks & Gardens for use by children whose mobility devices cannot tolerate moisture. Citizens can request use of the water wheelchair by contacting the parks office at (910) 798-7275.

For more information, visit or contact New Hanover County Parks & Gardens at (910) 798-7620.


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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