The City is under a State of Emergency and curfew, effective immediately. View the proclamation here.

The entire City is now under a curfew that shall apply to the hours of 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. No person shall be afoot in public, including streets and sidewalks, parks, places open to the public, or public areas of any nature during curfew hours. The intent of this curfew is to clear the public areas of non-essential foot travel.

View the New Hanover County Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

View City-Related Information and Closures Regarding COVID-19


Due to concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) all in person programs and events at Halyburton Park  have been cancelled until further notice.  See virtual program information below.  The Event Center is closed until further notice.  Also note that all bathrooms are closed.  Note: the situation is evolving and additional cancellations may take place.   Please visit website for city operation updates.


About the park:


Preschool nature program kid

Virtual Creature Feature

Cost: Free      Ages: All ages
Join educators from Halyburton Park for a virtual online hangout with an animal from the Nature Center using Microsoft Teams.


  • Frogs & Toads - Friday, May 29    2- 2:30 pm   
  • Pollinator Garden - Friday, June 5    2 – 2:30 pm  
  • Box Turtles - Friday, June 12   2 – 2:30 pm  
  • Corn Snakes - Wed. June 17   2 – 2:30 pm -  
  • Reptiles & Amphibians - Friday, June 26  2 pm – 2:30 pm


Please note that only one family member per household needs to register. Register online   Questions? email Jessica Stitt

Virtual Little Explorers

Ages: 2-5  Cost: Free  
Pre-registration Required
Register Online –  Activity #:206045
Little Explorers ages 2-5 will learn about different nature topics through a story, an activity, and an example craft to do at home. These classes will be taught virtually using Microsoft Teams.
The link for the Microsoft Teams program will be sent to you the day before the program.
  • See, Smell, Sense - Thurs. May 28 @ 11 am - 11:30 am
  • Let's Celebrate the Ocean - Thurs. June 4 @ 11 am - 11:30 am
  • Mucky Mud - Thurs. June 11 @11 am - 11:30 am
  • Fairy Tale Animals - Tues. June 16 @ 11 am - 11:30 am
  • Hot Summer Days - Thurs. June 25 @ 11 am - 11:30 am

Fitness Classes  

Note due to coronavirus concerns, fitness classes are now offered online Simply go to Facebook page -  to view classes at scheduled time.

 fitness classes online


Couple dancing at wedding at Halyblurton Park

Halyburton Park is the perfect location for weddings, birthday parties, business meetings and other special events.

Event Center Information including pricing.   Event Center Application & Policies

Picnic Shelters   Reserve Picnic Shelters Online
Hours to reserve:  9 am - 1 pm or 2 pm - 6 pm

$30 for 4 hours city tax payer  
$35 for 4 hours non city taxpayer

Non-profit groups (with 501c3 designation)*
Cost: City taxpayer:  $20 for 4 hours
Non-city taxpayer:     $25 for 4 hours

How old are you pine tree? - Little Explorers

Time: 10am - 11am 

Ages: 2 - 5 

Cost: $3 / person

Bring your "Little Explorers" out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Your children will delight in the may themes we explore each month. Space is limited. 

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call (910) - 341 -  0075.

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