Public Parks & Facilities at WB

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.

To reserve a facility in Wrightsville Beach Park, go to our Online Catalog.


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! 
Play components include:
  • Aero Glider
  • Sensory Components
  • Slides (6)
  • Spin Cups
  • Quattro See-Saw
  • Unity Dome
  • Cruise Line
  • Wacky Log
  • Cozy Cocoon
  • Rockblocks Climbing Tunnel
  • Swings
  • Ladder and Rope Climbers

Facilities Available for Reservation at Wrightsville Beach Park

For more information about reserving an area, please call the park office at 910-256-7925 or email

  • Fran Russ Recreation Center
  • Softball Field
  • Event Stage
  • Covered Picnic Shelters
  • Soccer Field
  • Harbor Way Gardens
  • Overflow Parking Field

Other Facilities at Wrightsville Beach Park:

  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts: Three tennis courts are reserved for tennis use only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and two courts on Saturdays, from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Pickleball Courts:  Four permanent pickleball courts. Lines are painted on two tennis courts to allow for Pickleball play with your own portable pickleball nets.  Courts are reserved on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. for pickleball play only.   
  • Public Restrooms

The John T. Nesbitt Loop

"The Loop"

One of the most popular facilities offered by the Town of Wrightsville Beach is the John T. 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

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
  • Benches

Island Drive Park, 30 Island Drive

Island Drive Park 1

Island Drive Park Amenities:

  • Benches—Views of Motts Channel
  • Trash Receptacle
  • Dogi Pot Litter Bags Dispenser
  • Concrete Steps Leading to Motts Channel

Lee's Nature Park, 453 Causeway Drive

Lees Nature Park

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.

Wynn Plaza Waterfront Park Amenities:

  • Transient Dock
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Gazebo
  • Benches
  • Waterfront Walkway