Hanover Pines Nature Park (formerly known as Battle Park) is a 42.5-acre county-owned property located on Carolina Beach Road, just south of Manassas Drive in southern New Hanover County. The county is developing the property into a passive county park for the greater community to enjoy. (scroll down for more information on passive parks). This $2.8 million project is now under construction with WB Brawley Company. We anticipate it being completed in October 2023. We will continue to post any updates on the park here and on our Facebook page.
About Passive Parks
A passive park is a park that is principally designed for use in an unstructured or informal way. It is generally a space that requires minimal development. Passive recreation refers to recreational activities that do not require special facilities, courses, or fields. Passive recreation is typically unorganized, unstructured, and non-competitive, and places minimal stress on a site's resources. Passive parks can also help to enhance a county's water quality, preserve wildlife habitats, and protect natural areas. Passive park amenities may include multi-purpose trails for walking, hiking and biking, nature playgrounds, interpretive learning, outdoor classrooms, and open green space.