Parks & Recreation
Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation is continually seeking opportunities to enhance the park settings and to maximize recreational opportunities. We strive to provide services and leisure opportunities that will contribute significantly toward the physical, social and emotional well being of the community. Click here to read more about the history of the Parks & Recreation Department.
Wrightsville Beach Park Inclusive Playground
Thanks to a $300,000 grant from Trillium Health Resources in 2016, the Town of Wrightsville Beach has a beautiful inclusive playground! For information or access to the wheelchair swing, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 910-256-7925.
Play components include:
~ Aero Glider ~ Wheelchair Swing
~ Slides (6) ~ Wacky Log
~ Spin Cups ~ Cozy Cocoon
~ Quattro See-Saw ~ Rockblocks Climbing Tunnel
~ Unity Dome ~ Swings (2 each) infant, belt, & accessible
~ Cruise Line ~ Ladder and Rope Climbers
~ A Variety of Sensory Components
Exercise equipment includes:
~ Power & Agility Step Exercise Station
~ Core, Torso, & Balance Exercise Station
Parking at Wrightsville Beach Park and Town Hall
May 1st - September 15th
If you hold a reservation for facility use in Wrightsville Beach Park, you are entitled to use the Event Parking Lot. This area is not a pay-to-park area and a parking receipt is not required in the vehicle dash. If you choose to park in a paid parking lot, you will be required to pay for parking as described above, even with a facility reservation.
28th Annual River to Sea Bike Ride
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Join us for a 20-mile (round-trip) casual-paced bicycle ride from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach Park on Wilmington’s River to Sea Bicycle Route 1. All riders are welcome for this free event.
All riders (and passengers) are required to wear helmets.
New this year – Two available starting points. Please pre-register for one of the following start locations:
Option 1 for the Road Warriors: Meet at 12 N. Front St. at 7:15 am on April 22, 2017. We will depart for Wrightsville Beach Park at 8:00 am.
Option 2 for the less experienced riders: Meet at Empie Park at 7:30 am on April 22, 2017. We will join the Road Warriors when they regroup at Empie Park with their police escort.
Refreshments and drawings for prizes will be at Wrightsville Beach Park at 9:15 am. Bring your friends and family! Vehicles will be available in emergency situations only for return rides to the start locations.
For more information and to pre-register, visit www.rivertoseabikeway.com