Upcoming Meetings

Community Events

Bat Hike @ Nature Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Oak Island Parks and Recreation and Becky Skiba from the North Carolina Resources Commission for a family friendly evening playing games to learn more about bat species in North Carolina. Hike with a bat acoustic detector to find bats near the nature center, and learn more about bat citizen science and conservation. This program will include walking a couple of blocks, so please wear comfortable shoe.

Coastal Carolina Naturally
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Becky Skiba with North Carolina Wildlife RC and Oak Island Parks & Recreation Dept. staff on this driving tour of Oak Island. We will visit the many varied natural environments found on our diverse island, including an estuary, a freshwater & saltwater swamp, a slough, Intracoastal, Fort Caswell, Atlantic Ocean Maritime Forest! Limited to 12 participants. Price includes transportation and Fort Caswell Field Trip. Bring bag lunch and drink.Call the Parks and Rec Department at 910-278-5518 for more information or to reserve your seat.

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News & Announcements

Water quality swimming alerts lifted for ocean-side sites in Oak Island

Announcements | October 12, 2018

MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials today lifted water quality swimming alerts at three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County along Oak Island.   Subsequent sampling of these sites show that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.   The alerts were for the following waters in Oak Island: Southeast 58th Street and East Beach Drive Ocean Drive and Keziah Street Lighthouse Park off Caswell Beach Road Tests of water samples taken on Oct. 9, showed bacteria levels at these sites exceeded the single-sample maximum standard of 104 enterococci per 100 ...read more

Swimming Advisory Issued for Oak Island — Oct. 10

Announcements | October 11, 2018

MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials announced today that bacteria levels at swimming sites in Bald Head Island meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water. State officials also are alerting the ...read more

State of Emergency Declared, but no evacuations ordered and no restrictions in place

Announcements | October 10, 2018

The Town of Oak Island has declared a State of Emergency effective at 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Michael. There are no restrictions and there are no evacuations ordered at this time. Residents in low-lying ...read more