The mission of the Community Services Department is to provide quality of life services to the citizens of Wilmington through:

  • the building of partnerships
  • providing superior parks and recreation programs and facilities
  • providing new initiatives and creative programs

These services allow citizens to receive the benefits and rewards of neighborhood vitality, while protecting and conserving the natural resources and environmental quality of our community. Three divisions work to fulfill this overall mission.

Code Enforcement  

Phone: 910.341.3266

Code Enforcement promotes health and safety by enforcing Wilmington's ordinances concerning junk vehicles, structures and property maintenance codes. Code Officers participate in educational outreach programs throughout the City at neighborhood associations meetings; such as Keep America Beautiful, the Latino Festival, the UNCW Community Relations Task Force, etc.  Learn more about code enforcement...

Community Development  

Phone: 910.341.7836

Affordable housing is an economic development issue directly impacting the ability to attract and maintain a quality workforce. Over half of renters and nearly one third of homeowners are housing cost burdened. Community Development offers housing loan programs to benefit low-to-moderate income citizens. Learn more about housing...

Community development may be defined as the collaboration of the public, non-profit and private sectors to address a variety of issues impacting the quality of life in a community. This section administers funding to benefit low-to-moderate income citizens by supporting numerous community-based organizations that serve at-risk youth, elderly, homeless, victims of abuse and neglect.  Learn more about community partners...

Parks and Recreation

Phone: 910.341.7855

Over the past ten years, the City of Wilmington has added to, or significantly upgraded, seventeen facilities in its parks and recreation network. This includes the addition of major facilities such as the Olsen Softball Field Complex, the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex, Wade Park, the Greenfield Amphitheater and the Cross City Trail. Learn more about parks and recreation...