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News: Parks and Gardens

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Plant an Azalea Week Kicks off April 1, 2021

Posted March 29, 2021 at 4:17 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County are proud to partner with The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. Civic Improvements Committee for … Read More »

Artists Needed for Airlie Gardens’ Owls Art Exhibit, Coming July 2021

Posted February 25, 2021 at 11:10 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass owls for … Read More »

Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum Announce Participation in Museums for All Program

Posted November 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm     Category: Cape Fear MuseumNews ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – New Hanover County’s cultural attractions Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum of History and Science are participating in Museums for All, to provide free admission … Read More »

County and City Complete Echo Farms Park Improvements

Posted October 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington celebrated the completion of a $3 million renovation project at Echo Farms Park today with a dedication … Read More »

Airlie Gardens closed Oct. 19 to complete innovative Stormwater Project

Posted October 15, 2020 at 11:39 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens will complete the final phase of stormwater improvements on Monday, October 19 and the gardens will be closed to the … Read More »

New Hanover County continues COVID-19 protective measures, opens Museum, playgrounds, and splashpad, and adds more free Wi-Fi sites

Posted September 4, 2020 at 12:31 pm     Category: Cape Fear MuseumCounty ManagerInformation TechnologyNews ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper announced the shift into Phase 2.5 of reopening. Mask mandates remain in place and starting at 5 p.m. Friday, September … Read More »

SQUIRRELS! Art Exhibit opens at Airlie Gardens on Saturday, August 22

Posted August 20, 2020 at 10:56 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Airlie Gardens will showcase SQUIRRELS! as its 8th-Annual Art Exhibit, from August 22 through November 30. This exhibit features ten oversized, fiberglass squirrel sculptures placed … Read More »

New Hanover County earns five national achievement awards for innovation

Posted July 16, 2020 at 11:13 am     Category: Environmental ManagementFinanceLibraryNews ReleaseParks and GardensStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has been recognized with five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the county’s composting program, stormwater management at … Read More »

New Hanover County renames Hugh MacRae Park to Long Leaf Park

Posted July 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At its meeting on Monday, July 13, the majority of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved changing the name of Hugh MacRae Park … Read More »

New Hanover County COVID-19 Update: Case Count Now 44, 19 Recovered, CDC Recommends Covering Face in Public, Clarification on Boat Ramp and Marina Closures, County Attractions Online Resources

Posted April 4, 2020 at 6:43 pm     Category: Cape Fear MuseumEmergency ManagementEmergency NewsFire RescueLibraryNews ReleaseParks and GardensPublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County health officials are investigating two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total positive case count to 44. Both new cases … Read More »

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