Bijou Park


This signature 0.13-acre open space serves as the connection gateway from the mid-block of Front Street through River Place to Water Street and the Cape Fear River. This $800,000 renovation project, completed in January 2023, involved demolition, installation of new stormwater infrastructure, underground utilities, an interpretive historical sign, decorative concrete, a new entrance sign, decorative pavers, landscaping, and furnishings.

The location used to be the home of the Bijou Theatre, the first movie theater in the city. Originally opened in 1906 as a tent with 300 folding chairs, a permanent structure was built in 1912. The theater eventually shuttered and was torn down in 1963. Bijou Park honors the history with some original tiles from the old theater preserved on site.

Service & Rotation Levels

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Rotation: No mowing maintenance required


209 N. Front Street, Wilmington 28402  View Map

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