To contact Long Leaf Park, please call (910) 798-7620.

Long Leaf Park in Wilmington

Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC is a favorite of ours. We loved it when the kids were little because they have a great, age-appropriate playground for toddlers. And they also have a very cool, big playground for big kids. The only time this was hard was when one child was a toddler and the other was ready for the big playground. But we’d just split our time between the two so it worked out fine. And now both love to run around the big playground.

Hugh McRae Playground2

There is also a splash pad which is open during the warmer months.

Splash Pad at Hugh McRae PArk

So we’ve established that the playgrounds are fun! Long Leaf Park also has a smooth, paved recreation path for walking, running, or biking. The full path is 1.55 miles. If you have little kids who can’t – or don’t want to – make it all the way around the path, there are easy shortcuts or shorter paths you can take.

Wlkaing - Biking Trail around Hugh McRae Park

Hugh McRae also has 6 shelters for parties, picnics, and reunions.

Picnic Shelter at Hugh McRae Park

There are 3 tennis courts, lighted softball fields, and little league fields.

Tennis Courts at Hugh McRae

There is a really pretty garden area with a pond, a bridge over the pond, and a gazebo. This can be reserved for wedding ceremonies or photos.

Gazebo and Pon area for wedding and events at Hugh McRae Park

There is also an off-leash dog park in one of the wooded spaces with it’s own parking area as well as an area for horse shows.

Long Leaf Park is centrally located in Wilmington NC at the intersection of College and Oleander Streets. It’s a well maintained, pretty park, with good lighting. It’s a great place to go for a run, to meet friends, to go after school to run around, or to pack the bikes, scooters, and a picnic and spend the morning.

Getting There

Long Leaf Park
1799 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: (910) 798-7620

Park Features:

  • 1.55 Mile Paved Walking and Biking Trail
  • Splash Pad
  • Multiple Playgrounds
  • Fenced Dog Park
  • Baseball and Softball Fields
  • Batting Cages
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Picnic Shelters (6) – Some with Charcoal Grills
  • Pond and Gazebo Area (popular wedding location)
  • Horse Ring
  • Multiple Restrooms

Contact the New Hanover Parks Department for information on holding and event at Long Leaf Park.