Parks and Recreation

Public Notice

West Side Trail & Parks Project

The Planning Board is working with the Parks & Recreation Committee to develop a plan for a trail and parks project for the west side of town.  Click on the Parks and Recreation Plans tab to the right to learn more about this effort.


Hankins Park 

Hankins Park is a passive park which includes a pavilion with picnic tables, charcoal grill and restrooms surrounded by large grassy areas. Hankins Park is connected to the Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail. The pavilion can be reserved for parties etc. but the remaining grassy areas are open to the public at all times. Hankins Park is located at 310 North Walker Street. Please click here for more information.

Harrell Memorial Park 

Harrell Memorial Park is a children’s playground which includes play equipment for all ages. There are also tennis courts connected to the park. Since this park is diagonally across the street from Hankins Park, restrooms are within walking distance.  Harrell Memorial Park is located at 108 East Ashe Street. 

Johnson Park 

Johnson Park is a passive park located along the Osgood Canal and is a part of the Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail. This park is quiet, well landscaped and inviting. It is the perfect place for a quiet lunch or a good book. There are no facilities at this park. Johnson Park is located at the corner of South Walker Street and East Hayes Street. 

Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail 

Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail is a 2.2 mile loop of asphalt and concrete walking trails in and around the central portion of the town limits. The trail follows the Osgood Canal through town and offers walks through wooded areas along the canal, through urban areas in the downtown, connects to the schools located in town and offers the convenience of both passive parks and playground parks along the way. The trail is a great benefit to the health and well-being of those who take advantage of all it has to offer. There are several streets and areas throughout town that access the trail.   MAP

Pender Memorial Park 

Pender Memorial Park is a county owned baseball/softball/soccer/football facility bordering the edge of town in the southwestern quadrant of town. In addition to numerous athletic fields there are also grassy areas and a playground facility for children. Pender Memorial Park is located at 601 South Smith Street.  

Rotary Park 

Rotary Park includes play equipment for all ages including a tot lot, play structure for older children and swings. There is also a pavilion with restrooms and picnic tables. The pavilion at this park cannot be reserved and is on a first come, first served basis. Rotary Park is nestled among large shade trees with plenty of grassy areas for children to run and play. Rotary Park is located on Industrial Drive between the Burgaw Middle School and Cape Fear Community College and is just off the Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail.