New Hanover County Weekend Operations

Posted January 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s (NHC) facilities and attractions that are open on the weekends will operate on a modified schedule this Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7.

The following locations will be open on Saturday, noon-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.:

  • Main, Northeast and Myrtle Grove public libraries (Pleasure Island Library will remain closed Saturday and Sunday)
  • Cape Fear Museum
  • NHC Parks and Gardens, including Airlie Gardens (check the parks website for field closures and other details)
  • Arboretum

On the first Sunday of every month, there is free admission for New Hanover County residents, students, and employees to visit Cape Fear Museum, Airlie Gardens, and the Arboretum (which is always free of charge). Residents will be able to visit these attractions for free this Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The NHC Landfill will operate extended hours on Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The landfill, as is customary, will be closed Sunday.

If the public has specific questions about county venues that will be open over the weekend, please contact the department directly. Departmental phone numbers are available on the county’s website at

Continue to monitor for updates.


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper

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