Programs & Events

The Town of Leland offers a variety of recreation programs for youth and adults that encourage positive leisure lifestyles. Recreation programs provide opportunities for socialization, personal growth, physical activity and character building. The Parks and Recreation Department is always looking to expand the services it provides so that it remains responsive to the community and on the cutting edge of recreation trends. Check back often as new programs are added regularly.

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Birding 101

Discover where you live from a bird's eye view!

These series consist of informative programs about birds in our area, nesting habits and different binocular uses as well as two walks at local parks by birding expert Jill Peleuses. There is so much to learn from our feathered friends! See details for the Spring and Fall series below.

Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Birding Program at Town Hall
Fall: October 18        

Bird Walk at Leland Municipal Park
Fall: October 25        

Bird Walk at Cypress Cove Park
Fall: November 1        

Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451

Fee: $35 for Leland residents, $45 for non-Leland residents

Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Contest

This free event gives families a fun, safe alternative to traditional Trick or Treating!  Area businesses and community organizations decorate vehicles and pass out goodies to trick-or-treaters of all ages.  Enter a vehicle here.

Show off your creative and crafty side this Halloween with an entry in the Trunk or Treat Pumpkin Contest! Bring a carved and/or decorated pumpkin to Trunk or Treat and try for the prize in one of these categories: Spookiest, Funniest, Best NC Theme, Most Artistic/Beautiful.  All are entered in Best in Show! Free to enter, rules and registration are here.

Dress up the family, deck out a pumpkin, and join us for this popular event!

Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Leland Municipal Park, 113 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451

Kayak Adventures: Three Sisters Swamp

Have you ever wanted to paddle the enchanted and ancient Three Sisters Swamp?

This old swamp contains 2000 year old bald cypress that are so large that it takes 4 four grown men together to wrap their arms around it! This swamp on the Black River is popular and a remote destination that should be on any serious paddlers “Must Do” list. This is a beautiful section of the Black River.

This is a 12 mile paddle and is for advanced kayakers. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. for a 1-hour drive to the river. Plan on bringing plenty of water to drink and a picnic lunch for this exciting day of kayaking. We will stop several times to enjoy the sights and trees along the river as well as the picnic lunch. Plan on returning home around between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. that day.

Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 a.m.

Fee: $75, includes kayak rental and guided tours or $55 (own kayak required), includes guided tour

Ages 16+