New Hanover County is working hard to get county parks and attractions open to the public. Below is an update on openings as of Tuesday, September 25:

  • Airlie Gardens will remain closed until further notice, while trees are cleared and the grounds are cleaned up.
  • Arboretum grounds will remain closed until further notice to allow for cleanup and repairs; the plant clinic and gift shop with open Monday, October 1.
  • Cape Fear Museum will remain closed until further notice for remediation efforts.
  • The following county parks are open beginning today:
    • Arrowhead Park (except disc golf course, which is closed until further notice)
    • Monterey Heights Park
    • Trails End Park
  • The following county parks and facilities will open Wednesday, September 26:
    • Hoggard Soccer Fields
    • Hugh MacRae Park (except dog park and pond/gazebo area, which are closed until further notice)
    • Kings Grant Park
    • Ogden Park
    • River Road Park
    • Roland Grise Baseball Field

The county’s free day, which typically takes place on the first Sunday of each month, is canceled for October 7.

As a reminder, the county’s Building Safety Department will issue hurricane-related permits at no charge from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Building Safety website for additional details.

For questions, the public can continue to call the county’s information line at 910-798-6800 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit for updates.