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1702 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.341.7852 (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711)
Fax: 910.341.4663  

Office Hours:   Monday - Friday:  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Current Tree Maintenance by Duke Progress Energy

Ryan O’Reilly           Landscape & Forestry Manager     910.341.7818
Sam Lee Landscape Supervisor 910.342.2794
Ricky Midgette Tree Crew Supervisor 910.341.7824
Phil Pope Parks Supervisor 910.341.0215
Aaron Reese Forestry Mgt Supervisor 910.341.0078
April Ramsey Admin. Support Technician 910.341.7852


Parks staff maintains:

  • City Parks
  • Public Lots
  • City-owned Alleys
  • City-owned Rights-of-Way 
  • NCDOT-owned Rights-of-Way
  •  Tree Management -  Email or call 910.341.7852 to report a tree problem


Greenfield Boat Rentals - Email or call 910-762-5606
Cost: canoes, single kayaks and 2 seater paddle boats are $10 per hour.
Tandem kayaks and four seater paddle boats are $15 per hour.

Hours of Operation . Wednesday – Monday (Closed on Tuesdays) - 11 a.m.- 5 p.m
January-November, weather permitting.

Park Rules

  • Park Hours Sunrise to Sunset except for approved City event.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited except where designated.
  • Charcoal fires are allowed only in facilities provided – do not leave unattended.
  • Fire pits, fireworks and firecrackers are not allowed.
  • Park in designated areas only – please keep off grass.
  • No loud music, noises or profanity.
  • Dispose of all trash in the trash receptacles.
  • Tents and inflatables (bounce houses) are prohibited unless approved by city.
  • No motorized vehicles including, automobiles, 4-wheelers or motorbikes.
  • No bathing, swimming or wading in lakes, ponds or water features
  • Leash and pickup after pets
  • Animals are not allowed on athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, or in water features with the exception of service animals.
  • No sleeping or camping overnight.
  • No lying or sleeping on park benches, tables or play areas.
  • Firearms are prohibited except as permitted under N.C.G.S. 14-415.11

 Violation will result in a $100 penalty: Chapter 7 of Wilmington Code

Empie Dog Park


In reponse to the Governor's Stay at Home order and due to health and safety concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  the Empie Dog Park is closed until further notice.  Please email staff if you have questions.

 3405 Park Avenue, Wilmington | 910.341.4631
Dog Park Information    Report a Problem

Other Area Dog Parks

  • Ogden Dog Park & Hugh MacRae Park: For more information, call New Hanover Parks at 910.798.7620
  • Kure Beach Dog Park


Water Access

Greenfield Park,  1739 Burnett Blvd
- Fishing permitted with license
- Boat launch (at W Lake Shore and Carolina Beach Rd)
- Boats with trolling motors that are 3hp or less
- Canoe/Kayaks can be launched
- Paddle Boat Rentals (behind tennis courts at 302 Willard Street) - Call 762-5606

Anne McCrary Park,  4000 Randall Parkway
- Fishing permitted with license
- Canoe/kayak launch only (No boat launch on site)

Archie Blue Park,  1306 Stanley St
 - Canoe/kayak launch only

Dram Tree Park,  602 Surry St
- Public boat ramp and parking for boats
- No overnight parking
- Be careful of strong currents


There are two locations that are available for fishing within city limits:

  • Greenfield Park (1739 Burnett Blvd) 
  • Anne McCrary Park (4000 Randall Parkway)

Greenfield Park has a boat ramp available to launch boats, canoes, and kayaks. Anne McCrary is limited to small boats, canoes and kayaks - no boat ramp is available . Fishing license is required; any persons under the age of 16 are not required to have a fishing license as long as they are accompanied by a licensed adult. Any further information relating to NC STATE FISHING REGULATIONS can be found at

For more information, email or  call 910.341.7852.