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Greenfield Park

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A City Jewel

Greenfield Park/Lake sits only a 1/2 mile off the Cape Fear River and the stream creating the lake... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Mark G
Catonsville, Maryland
Paddling on Greenfield Lake

Two of us brought our own kayaks and found an easy boat launch. Third person rented there. She was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
San Francisco, California
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421 South Burnett Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited 11/1 at mid day only to find all bathrooms locked and boat houses closed - No mention of a closure on their website. No big deal as we were there for the 4+ mile hiking loop. After maybe a quarter mile the trail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Greenfield Park/Lake sits only a 1/2 mile off the Cape Fear River and the stream creating the lake was dammed up as early as the 1730's to aid in rice production. By the 1800's there were various mills located here and in 1912 it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Beautiful park. Unfortunately, unless I missed it, the trail around the park is actually the sidewalks of the streets around the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leila A
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Two of us brought our own kayaks and found an easy boat launch. Third person rented there. She was a beginner and had a great time. The sights and sounds were awesome: egrets, turtles, alligators. Pausing at the back of the amphitheater we were also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandkuhler
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place is a Wilmington jewel. If you are in town check Greenfield lake website and get tickets for whatever is playing. The venue is small so there is not a bad seat in the house. Movement, once you are inside, is easy, bathrooms clean,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank surfgrind
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had a good walk on a Sunday-afternoon... Quiet, fun, we saw some alligators (and a lot of turtles!!)... Good time to just enjoy being together and look at nature. It was very hot that day, but under the trees it was good walking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We went right after it had rained, so the park wasn't very busy. There are several places to sit for a picnic. The bathrooms are well maintained, although the soap was out in the women's bathroom that particular day. Otherwise, a wonderful place to stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MFulgham
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Greenfield Park has been around for a long, long time. It is quite lovely. The paved path circumnavigates the park -- it is a long walk! Rent a peddle boat and cruise the lake. Alligators and birds and turtles. All so beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jill_WilmNC
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Park is fantastic. Interesting layout and beautiful flowers. Pleasant to walk and enjoy. Also good place to relax and picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judith M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I regularly walk around Greenfield Lake in the winter (5+) miles and it is truly serene and beautiful. A hidden gem in the city that many locals don't realize exists. I've seen a gator or two in my walks mostly in the water or on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Janice G
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Response from LJLSeminars | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a very pleasant lake to walk around.
16 July 2016|
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Response from mountainmom2015 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that you can see from the general admission seats. That is the way we always go. It's an small amphitheater so you car close no matter where you sit. Get there early for best seats. We bring a picnic to... More