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Groundbreaking for a new park in New Hanover Co.

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Construction will soon begin on a new park in northern New Hanover County.

Wednesday morning city and county leaders broke ground on the new Olsen Park which will be located on Murrayville Road.

The park has 32 acres of recreational space including:

  • Five softball fields (with lights) 
  • One restroom/concession building
  • One restroom/vending building,
  • One picnic shelter,
  • Roads & parking lots (248 spaces)

Olsen Park is a $7 million project being funded by the 2006 City-County Parks and Greenspace Bond.

The project has a 210 day completion timeline, and construction is expected to begin in early July.

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