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.
Town of Wrightsville Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 Come see Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s Elves at the annual Town of Wrightsville Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall, 321 Causeway Drive. Enjoy Christmas music, a musical performance by the Elf Patrol, hot chocolate, and the memory-making moment of your child’s visit with Santa! Professional photography by Stephanie Savas Photography. Kick off the holiday season and the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend at this fun-filled annual event. Click here for more information.
- 5:30 p.m. Elf Patrol
- 5:45 p.m. Santa Arrives
- 6:00 p.m. Wilmington Celebration Choir
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla
Saturday, November 25, 2017
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Festival in the Park at Wrightsville Beach Park
- 6:00 p.m. Boat Parade followed by fireworks in Banks Channel
Wrightsville Beach Holiday Decorating Contest
Tuesday, December 19, 2018
- Most Creative
- Most Traditional
- Most Holiday Spirit
- Best Holiday Lighting
- Best Overall Residence
- Best Overall Business
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.
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
25th Annual Bark in the Park
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am (rain date Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 pm). Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free, unique event and applaud the talented canine athletes. Competitors need no previous experience. Stay tuned for more information!