Portia Mills Hines Proposed Basketball Courts
Portia Mills Hines Proposed Restroom Building
Portia Mills Hines Proposed Restroom Building

Portia Mills Hines Park Improvements

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Portia Mills Hines Park also known as 10th St. Park is located at 400 N.  10th Street in Wilmington.  The 2.78 acre park has a playground, basketball courts and green-space.  The park is also used for events and other activities by the public.

 

Overview

  • Members of the community have requested improvements to the park due to increased events and activities held at the site.

  • In 2018 city staff surveyed Portia Mills Hines area residents and park patrons. The survey results supported the need for restrooms, additional lighting and a walking path.

  • Representatives from the Blue Ribbon Commissions Youth Leadership and Voyage Community Council subsequently petitioned the Wilmington City Council seeking improvements.  

  • Staff originally recommended two separate phases for the project.

    • Phase I would include construction of the restroom building and additional lighting, including lighting for the basketball courts.

    • Phase II would include the addition of a walking trail and off-street parking.

  • A subcommittee of City Council member asked staff to look at Phase I funding after FEMA reimbursements from Hurricane Florence were received.

  • At the October 1, 2019 City Council meeting it was unanimously approved for funding of design and construction of Phase I & II improvements to the park to be done at the same time. The total budget for the project is $725,300. 

  • Design work is currently underway. A public meeting was held on Thursday, October 24 at Dreams of Wilmington. The public provided feedback on the preliminary design concepts.    


Next Steps & Timeline:

Early 2020                         Design expected to be completed

Early 2020:                        Bring back final design to the community at future public meeting

Spring/Summer 2020      Construction documents/permits finalized, construction bids advertised

Winter 2021                       Construction completed


**All timelines tentative at this point based on current information. 

 

Share Your Thoughts

Public input is a critical component of all city projects. If you were unable to attend the meeting, we  would like your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. Deadline for comments is November 8.

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

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What is your zip code? 
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What is your connection to Portia Mills Hines Park?

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What is your connection to Portia Mills Hines Park?
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If you selected "other," please explain here
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How do you currently use the park?

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How do you currently use the park?
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If you selected "other," please explain here
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Do you think the proposed location for the restrooms between the basketball courts & playground is a good location at the park?

 

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 How many parking spots do you think are sufficient for park activities and events?
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How many parking spots do you think are sufficient for park activities and events?
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Do you have a preferred location for parking?
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Do you have a preferred location for parking?
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If you selected "other," please explain here
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Do you have any input on the proposed trail at the park?

 

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This project includes lights for the basketball courts and the playground.  In addition to lighting, do you have input on the best ways to keep the park safe?
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Do you need to have access to electricity at the park?
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Do you need to have access to electricity at the park?
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If yes, please explain what you would need electricity for? 
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Are there any other comments you would like to share about improvements to the park?
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Please provide your email address if you would like to be updated on news related to the park.
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