The next Trash Mob event is coming up on Saturday, September 9th from 9-11am. We will meet at Parkwood Park- 4827 Canetuck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 and pick up trash along Harris Road. We will provide all the supplies (bags, gloves, safety vests and pickers). Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for more information or to sign up.
New Hanover County’s Ogden Skatepark receives statewide recognition
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At last week’s North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Annual Conference, New Hanover County received an Excellence in Innovation Award for the Ogden Skatepark. The award recognizes New Hanover County Parks and Gardens for the development and implementation of Ogden Skatepark.
The skatepark, which was completed in February of 2017, is located in the county’s Ogden Park and has already attracted thousands of skaters and BMX bikers of all ages. The 10,000 square-foot concrete skatepark includes a bowl, streets, transitions, and vertical features.
“The skatepark is a model for leveraging public dollars with private donations to enhance a county project,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “This project helped to develop new community partnerships and created a top-quality regional attraction that provides a safe, secure place for skating and biking in our community.”
The skatepark also won a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award this year. For more information about the skatepark, visit parks.nhcgov.com or watch the video below:
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
The Ogden Skatepark has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards program recognizes innovative county government programs that result in improving the quality of life for residents.
Parks and Gardens is one of six county departments to receive an Achievement Award this year. Click here to learn more.
Jersey Mike’s has opened a new location at Masonboro Commons- 6400 Carolina Beach Road! During the first five days of their Grand Opening- July 19-23rd, they’ll be raising funds for our New Hanover County Parks & Gardens! Come out and eat some yummy food for a great cause!
Saturday’s Trash Mob was a huge success thanks to our AWESOME volunteers! We had 19 volunteers, 23 bags of trash, 8 bags of recyclables and some extremely grateful neighbors. Our next Trash Mob is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th from 9-11am. We hope you’ll join us!
Do you want to help keep New Hanover County beautiful? Then join us for our quarterly Adopt-a-Highway litter clean-ups on Harris Road by Smith Creek Park. Clean-ups are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of January, March, June and September from 9-11am. The next clean-up is scheduled for June 10th. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can participate as an individual or group. We will provide all the necessary supplies- bags, gloves, safety vests and pickers. Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for more information or to sign up.