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Outdoor with Perfect Touch: Free Edition

It’s blooming season! 

With Spring just around the corner, how are you planning to make the most of those warm and sunny days? If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some free-of-cost ideas from our staff at Perfect Touch Rental. 

Explore Local Parks 

One of the beauties of public spaces is the free cost to community members. Wilmington and the greater New Hanover County area have over 60 different park spaces and over 3,000 acres of green space, sporting areas, boat ramps, fishing areas, and walking trails combined. There are so many unique ecological features to enjoy in the Cape Fear Region, and we’ve ranked our top two.

  1. Greenfield Park: Just a couple of miles from Downtown Wilmington is a breathtaking city park. Directly in the center of the park lies Greenfield Lake, well known for its abundance of turtles, birds, and, occasionally, alligators. Surrounding the lake is a four-mile park trail that, in the Spring and Summer, is lined with bright-pink Azalea flowers, sweetly-scented blooming magnolias, and moss-covered Cypress trees centuries old. For water enthusiasts, there are several accesses for canoes and paddle boats (which you can rent from the park if you do not have your own), stand-up paddleboards, and small boats. Additionally, the park includes multiple playgrounds, a skateboard park, tennis courts, picnic tables, and restrooms areas for kids and families. Right up the road is a small Bodega with a cafe, perfect for grabbing coffee and snacks to enjoy at the park.
  2. Ogden Park: If you are looking for a park to fuel your inner athlete, look no further. Ogden Park is New Hanover County’s largest multi-sports facility and park–with tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, and walking trails. It is also home to the Tony Hawk (yes, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk) competition Skate Park, a state of the art 10,000 sq. foot concrete skate park that boasts a skate bowl, rails, and steps. There are also several picnic shelters available for free use or rental, a playground, and a center pond home to several geese, duck, and turtle families. 
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