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Does New Hanover County have the most park acreage per capita in N.C.?

Ken Little

Not according to the information published in N.C. State University’s 2009-10 North Carolina Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Services Study, said Tara Duckworth, New Hanover County parks manager.

New Hanover County is “somewhere in the middle of the pack,” she said, offering approximately 0.007 acre per person.

Some of the top-rated areas (with more than 0.10 acre per person) include: Brunswick County, Greensboro, Hoke County, Asheville, Burlington, High Point, Greenville, Garner, Huntersville and Orange County.

In terms of new green space in New Hanover County, Duckworth said the latest addition to the parks system is Smith Creek Park.

Construction at the 90-acre park will begin after Jan. 1. Duckworth said officials are currently considering additional parcels in the county’s northern section as part of the 2006 Parks and Greenspace Bond.

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