Olsen Park

A joint project between the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, this park has five lighted baseball/softball fields. It is used to host regional and state athletic tournaments.



Miracle Field + Kiwanis Miracle Playground

Olsen Park features a Miracle Field, which has a special rubberized turf playing surface that enables individuals with mobility issues to participate in a variety of different sports. Bases are inlaid to allow participants utilizing wheelchairs and other mobility devices freedom to navigate. Unlike miracle fields in other parts of the country, the Wilmington field was built to accommodate adults as well as children.

Users of the field include children from special education classes, nursing home residents, veterans' program participants including Wounded Warriors and Special Olympics athletes. Programming at the Miracle Field is managed by Access Wilmington.

Adjacent to the Miracle Field is the Kiwanis Miracle Playground, which is the largest accessible playground in the southeast. More than 150 volunteers came out for playground build day. The playground was funded with a combination of Wilmington and New Hanover County bond funds, donations from the local Kiwanis Club and Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign.

Learn more here

In addition to the Miracle Field and playground, the project includes a family restroom building and a fully accessible viewing stand.

*Dogs are permitted at Olsen Park but must remain on a leash and off the fields. Service dogs are welcome on the Miracle Field.

Picnic Shelters

There are two picnic shelters at Olsen Park. The shelter adjacent to the volleyball court near the concession building is not available for rental but can be used on first-come, first-serve basis.

The McKenzie Picnic Shelter by the Miracle Field and Kiwanis Miracle Playground is available for rental through ACCESS of Wilmington. Rental donations are gratefully appreciated and support the mission of ACCESS of Wilmington.

Once a reservation is confirmed, there are two options for payment. 

  1. Check payable to:

    ACCESS of Wilmington
    2021 Corporate Drive, Suite B
    Wilmington, NC 28405

  2. Pay Online

(Please list "Picnic Shelter Reservation" in the memo)




5510 Olsen Park Lane, Wilmington 28405  View Map

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