New Hanover County Parks & Gardens Parks& Gardens Administration 910-798-7620 Website|Locations New Hanover County Parks & Gardens efficiently maintains over 25 parks and athletic facilities. The department manages over 2,900 acres of green space, sporting areas, boat ramps, fishing areas, public spaces, walking trails and non-park properties, including historic Airlie Gardens and the New Hanover County Executive Development Center.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 919-707-0010 Website|Directions The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is the state government agency created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of North Carolina fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws.
The sale of hunting and fishing licenses, federal grants and other receipts provide financial support of the agency. The Commission has an operational budget of approximately $65 million and employs over 590 full-time men and women across the state, including wildlife and fisheries biologists and technicians, wildlife officers, conservation educators, and public information, customer service, information technology, and administrative professionals.
The National Park Service turned 100 years old in 2016! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During 10 days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017: