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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:

Programs

Preschool nature program kid

Virtual Creature Feature

Cost: Free      Ages: All ages
Register Online - webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov

Join educators from Halyburton Park for a virtual online hangout with an animal from the Nature Center using Microsoft Teams.  The link for MIcrosoft Teams will be sent be to you the day before program. 
Questions? email Jessica Stitt

Dates

  • Birds - Friday, July 10   2 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Pond Study - Friday, July 17  2 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Carnivorous Plants - Friday, July 24  2 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Marsh Study - Friday, July 31  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 – https://webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov  
 
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.
  • Fishing Fun - Thurs. July 9 @ 11 am - 11:30 am
  • Animal Signs - Thurs. July 16 @ 11 am - 11:30 am
  • Exploring the Moon - Thurs. July 23  @ 11 am - 11:30 am

 

VIRTUAL SUMMER EVENING SERIES

Ages: 5/up  Cost: Free  Pre-registration required.  
Note only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov

These are virtual programs and will use Zoom or Microsoft Teams for program.

Alligators
Collaborative program with the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Having changed little since the time of the dinosaurs, the alligator is a fascinating and amazing reptile. Learn about the biology and habits of alligators and take a look at a live alligator during this presentation by the N.C. Aquarium. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 30 households so register early. A zoom link will be sent the day before the presentation.

Date: 7/2   Time: 6:30-7:30 pm  Location: Virtual Program 
Cost: FREE   Ages: 5 and up

Note only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov


Summer Sounds

Have you ever wondered what animals are making all those noises during the summer? Discover who and what they sound like with an educator from Halyburton Park to discover the sounds of summer in this virtual presentation.  A Microsoft Teams link will be sent the day before the program. 

Date: 7/9   Time: 6:30 -7:00 pm

Cost: FREE   Ages: 5 and up  Location:  Virtual Program
Note only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov

 

Piedmont Wildlife Center Raptors

Get a closer look at live birds of prey from the Piedmont Wildlife Center in this virtual presentation using Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent the day before the program.  

Date: 7/16  Time: 6:30-7:00pm

Cost: FREE    Ages: 5 and up  Location:  Virtual Program

Location: Virtual
Note only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov

 

Snakes

Learn about the snakNote only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.goves on display at the Halyburton Park Nature Center and the many species you can find in the Wilmington area in this virtual program with an educator from the park. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent the day before the program.

Date: 7/23   Time: 6:30-7:00pm

Cost: FREE  Ages: 5 and up

Location: Virtual
Note only one member per household needs to register.
Register Online -webreg.wilmingtonnc.gov

 

Fitness Classes  

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

Yoga Classes:
Mondays & Wednesday @ 8 am
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 am
Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Thursday @ 5:15 pm
Saturday @ 10 am

Yogalates
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm

Boot Camp
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8 am

Outdoor Recreation Discounts!

The following outdoor recreation discounts have been established with area businesses for families since we are not able to offer the Eco-Adventure Camp this summer. Please call Halyburton Park at 910-341-0075 to receive the PROMO code. Once you have the code you can register directly with the business.

Questions?   call 341.0076 or email

School Field Trips

Rentals

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

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