Parks & Recreation
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH 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 Parks & Recreation.
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Parking at the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
March 1st - October 31st
Paid parking is enforced from March 1st through October 31st, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily at the rate of $5.00 per hour. However, the first two hours of parking is free in the Municipal Complex which includes Wrightsville Beach Park, Town Hall, the Wrightsville Beach Museum, and the Visitor Center. You must register your tag/plate number into the system upon arrival to take advantage of the two free hours. This can be done 3 ways:
- At a Pay-By-Plate kiosk (locations shown on map below)
- The Flowbird app (free app available from your app store)
- Text2Park - text your location code to 25023 then follow the link. The location codes are:
- WBPark - Wrightsville Beach Park parking lot spaces
- WBTown - Wrightsville Beach Town Hall parking lot spaces
- WBLoop - Wrightsville Beach Museum/Visitor Center parking spaces
The two free hours are applied automatically. If you select more than two hours, you will not be charged for the first two hours. Wrightsville Beach Residents may display their residential hang tag in lieu of Pay-By-Plate, Flowbird, or Text2Park.
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 below. This area is not a pay-to-park area and you do not need to register your tag/plate number. If you choose to park in a paid parking lot, you will be required to pay for parking as described above (first two hours free), even with a facility reservation. If you have any issues with parking during your reservation time, please contact the park office during normal business hours of Monday—Friday, 8:00 am—5:00 pm.
Visit the Parking page for more parking information.
More Information and Recreational Opportunities
The John Nesbitt Loop, better known as "The Loop", is a 2.45 mile loop around the heart of Wrightsville Beach. It is shown as a red dotted line on the map. This sidewalk trail offers scenic views, restrooms located in Wrightsville Beach Park, water fountains, pet water fountains, and pet waste disposal bags. Come enjoy the outdoors with a walk or run along the ever popular Loop!