The Town of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation provides a variety of facilities and services that contribute significantly toward the community’s overall quality of life. The Town of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation manages and operates the Wrightsville Beach Park and six (6) neighborhood parks and areas: Causeway Mini-Park, Greensboro Street Mini-Park, Island Drive Park, Lee’s Nature Park, South Channel Park and Wynn Plaza Waterfront Park.
Harbor Way Gardens, 321 Causeway Drive
Harbor Way Gardens Information
Come enjoy the peaceful splendor and beauty of this lovely gem maintained by the Harbor Island Garden Club. The Harbor Way Gardens are available by reservation for events such as weddings and garden parties. Please contact Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation at 910-256-7925 for more information. Visit the Club’s website to learn how you too can become involved and help support their efforts.
Wrightsville Beach Park, 321 Causeway Drive
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.
Tennis Courts: Tennis courts are reserved for tennis use only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (2 courts) from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Pickleball Courts: Lines are painted on three tennis courts to allow for Pickleball play with portable pickleball nets. Bring your own equipment, or you may call or visit the park office for access to the Town's portable nets. Three tennis courts are reserved on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and two courts on Saturdays from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. for pickleball play only.
The John Nesbitt Loop
One of the most popular facilities offered by the Town of Wrightsville Beach is the John Nesbitt Loop. “The Loop” as it is locally addressed, is a walking/jogging looped trail approximately 2.45 miles long that runs along Causeway Drive, across the South Banks Channel Bridge onto the barrier island, along North Lumina Avenue to West Salisbury Street and then swings back until it reconnects with Causeway Drive. The trail provides a paved surface for walking/jogging as well as designated rest areas with water. The trail is approximately 4 feet wide and follows the designated pedestrian sidewalk.
Click here for a Loop Map!
Causeway Drive Mini-Park, 1 Causeway Drive
Causeway Drive Mini-Park Amenities:
A quiet respite with a protective fence to sit and watch the tide roll away under the bridge.
Greensboro Street Mini-Park, 12 West Greensboro Street
Greensboro Street Mini-Park Amenities:
Playground Equipment with Swings and Climbing Wall
Covered Picnic Shelter with Picnic Table
Island Drive Park, 30 Island Drive
Island Drive Park Amenities:
Benches—Views of Motts Channel
Dogi Pot Litter Bags Dispenser
Concrete Steps Leading to Motts Channel
Lee's Nature Park, 453 Causeway Drive
Lee’s Nature Park Amenities:
Bench—view of salt marsh on Harbor Island
Nature oriented park for plant and bird identification
South Channel Park, 101 South Channel Drive
South Channel Park Amenities:
Benches—Views of Banks Channel
Steps Leading to Sand Area and Banks Channel
Dogi Pot Litter Bags Dispenser
Wynn Plaza Waterfront Park, 2 Waynick Boulevard
Memorial to Lieutenant Robert M. Wynn, Firefighter, who gave his life in the service of his community on December 6, 1981.