Parks & Recreation
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS ARE CANCELLED. FITNESS CLASSES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL RESUME IN THE RECREATION CENTER WHEN CONDITIONS ALLOW.
The Town of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation programs and activities have been cancelled until conditions allow for them to resume. When that occurs, we will send notice to those individuals who are on our email list and we will update the website. If you would like to receive email notices, please let us know via email. Whether or not we resume activities is dependent upon state and local restrictions as they pertain to COVID-19 as well as recommendations from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Wrightsville Beach Park is currently closed with the exception of the tennis and pickleball courts though you must be able to walk in or bike into the courts as the park parking lot is currently closed. The park office is now open for business. Sand wheelchair reservations and pickleball equipment rental has resumed.
The Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market opened Monday, June 1 and will continue each Monday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm through September 28. Please click the "Farmers' Market" link to the left for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Ryan, Recreation Program Supervisor, via email email@example.com or call 910-256-7925.
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 Parks & Recreation.
Wrightsville Beach Park Inclusive Playground
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 the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
March 1st - October 31st
Parking in the Municipal Complex which includes Town Hall, Wrightsville Beach Park, and the Wrightsville Beach Museum, requires a pay station receipt in order to park in these areas. Paid parking is enforced from March 1st through October 31st, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily at the rate of $3.00 per hour. However, the first two hours of parking are free with a valid parking receipt which must be displayed on the vehicle dash. You may obtain a parking receipt from one of the pay stations that are located by the softball field, park restroom/tennis court area, across from the main entrance of Town Hall, and at the Museum and Visitor Center (see map). If you select more than two hours at the pay station, you will not be charged for the first two hours. If you select two hours or less, but find you will be staying longer, you may return to the pay station and obtain a new parking receipt with another two free hours. Wrightsville Beach Residents may display their residential hang tag in lieu of a parking receipt.
If you hold a reservation for facility use in Wrightsville Beach Park, you are entitled to use the Event Parking Lot as indicated on the map (link below). This area is not a pay-to-park area and a parking receipt is not required on 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.
Parking areas and pay stations in Wrightsville Beach Park, Municipal Complex, Museum, and Visitor Center.
Annual Parks & Recreation Events
Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market
Mondays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
June 1 - September 28, 2020
27th Annual Bark in the Park
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am, Wrightsville Beach ParkRain date Sunday, October 4th at 1:00 pm.
Click here to register!
Town of Wrightsville Beach
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 27, 2020, 5:30 pm
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Festival in the Park
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boat Parade & Fireworks Display
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Please email Katie Ryan for sponsorship information.
Visit our Facebook Page to see race photos!
Wrightsville Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 3, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Grab your egg basket and camera and join us to welcome the Easter Bunny to Wrightsville Beach Park and hunt for Easter eggs! The egg hunt will be divided into multiple age groups, with special prizes for those who find the Golden Eggs! Mr. & Mrs. Bunny will be available for pictures with your camera after the eggs have been collected.