Ogden Park in Wilmington
When you first enter Ogden Park from Market Street, you’ll see three baseball fields and one softball field. Youth leagues play here and you will often see parents on the field, practicing baseball with their kids during the week. There is a very clean and well maintained, seasonal, concession area located in the center of the fields.
When you follow the tree-lined road deeper into the park you will be welcomed by a beautiful lake filled with ducks and geese. There are covered picnic tables on each side of the lake and a nice playground with benches. There is now a paved walking trail wraps around the park and is usually occupied by leashed-dogs and people jogging and bikers
There are two well-lit soccer and football fields toward the back of the park. Each field is equipped with bleachers and the football fields are fenced in. The soccer fields also host Ultimate Frisbee leagues and pick-up games in spring, summer and fall. Cape Fear Ultimate sponsors tournaments and coordinates with club and college teams.
You will find six lighted tennis courts located next to the dog park.
Ogden Park is now home to the Odgen Skate park. You can learn more about it here.
The dog park is mostly sand and has separate areas for small and large dogs. The park is well-lit, has water faucets for dogs and water fountains for their owners. There are poop-bags available to the public and plenty of seating areas. The dogs are usually well-behaved and many people meet-up there on a regular basis, sometimes handwritten notes are even left in the fence.
Contact New Hanover County Park Dept.
To contact Ogden Park, please call (910) 798-7620 or visit the New Hanover County Park’s website.
Reservations: (910) 798-PARK (7275)
Food Near Ogden Park
If you get hungry after your jog or playing on the tennis court, you’re in luck. There are several great places to eat right next to Ogden Park. The Beach House is a fun spot with live music and is even within walking distance. They have great food and a long front porch with multiple rocking chairs.
At night, The Beach House transforms into one of the most popular bars in the Ogden area. If you’re looking for something a little less casual, check out Catch on Market Street. It’s owned by Keith Rhodes who you may have seen on Top Chef. If you’re looking for some Southern fare, Smithfield’s BBQ is right down the road.
Coming from Jacksonville:
Take Market and turn right onto Lendire Rd. (look for 24 Fit and Brookelynn Premium Cigars). Take the first left onto Jackboro Rd., (you will pass the Wilmington Ice House) this will take you directly to Ogden Park.
If you miss your turn at Lendire Rd. continue on Market for just a few seconds and turn right onto Ogden Park Rd.
Coming from downtown:
Take Market past Gordon Rd. and remain in the left-hand lane. Pull onto the median and turn left onto Ogden Park Dr. This will take you straight to the park.