Parks and Facilities

Founders Park

113 Town Hall Drive Leland, NC 28451

Founders Park opened on Founders' Day (September 12) 2004 and is the Town's first park. At nearly 8 acres in size its current layout includes a playground, gazebo, stage, picnic tables, benches, open green spaces, and a 0.6-mile paved multi-use path. In January of 2021, Town Council adopted a master plan for the future development of the park. In that same year, the Town was awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant to help fund site improvements. These improvements include a splash pad, new playground and natural play area, fitness stations, veterans memorial, shelters, additional parking, a road connection, and an amphitheater. Construction on the park is scheduled to begin in January of 2023.

Founders Park

Founders Park Rules & Regulations

Founders Park Master Plan

Disc Golf Course

Leland Parks and Recreation has installed a temporary 9-hole
disc golf course at Founders Park, thanks to active disc golf
enthusiast suggestions. All holes are rated Par 3 and range from
150 to 300 yards. Here are the Rules & Regulations and
Course Map.

Community Garden Leland Community Garden

102 Town Hall Drive Leland, NC 28451

The recently renovated Leland Community Garden, gives citizens the opportunity to grow their own food in a supportive communal environment. Individual plots are available for rent ($5 per growing season or $10 per year). Water is available on site at no charge. Please call 910-385-9891 to inquire about plot availability.

Community Garden Rules and Regulations

Community Garden Application Form

Cypress Cove Park 

Cypress Cove Park

844 Appleton Way Leland, NC 28451

Cypress Cove Park is made up of 27 acres of wetlands donated to the town in 2005 from Kirby Sullivan, and 1.2 acres of uplands acquired with a 2007 Coastal Waterfront Access Grant from the state Division of Coastal Management. The park is the first water access site for Leland. The access is designated for people to launch kayaks, canoes, and small Jon boats. The park features a canoe/kayak launch, floating dock, fixed deck overlook, and handicapped accessible fishing area, outdoor classroom, parking lot and other amenities.

Fire Pit Permit

Westgate Nature Park

Westgate Nature Park

1260 Westgate Drive Leland, NC 28451

Westgate Nature Park consists of nearly 150 acres of wetlands and uplands on the south side of Highway 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area. Phase I improvements were funded with a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. They include 0.3 miles of 10'-wide paved trail for hiking and biking, an elevated boardwalk and outdoor classroom overlooking wetlands, a nature-inspired playground, picnic area, event lawn, parking, lush landscaping, utilities and associated amenities. Once all phases are completed, there will be nearly 5 miles of trails an numerous overlooks and outdoor classrooms to take advantage of Leland's unique coastal wetlands ecosystems. Conceptual plans for the park can be viewed below.


Westgate Nature Park Master Plan

Future parks

Sturgeon Creek Park

S Navassa Road Leland, NC 28451

The currently undeveloped Sturgeon Creek Park is intended to serve as Leland’s second water access park. With more than 78 acres, this park has the potential to become a destination facility both locally and regionally for sportsman and water lovers wishing to gain access to Sturgeon Creek and the Brunswick River. Sitting on Sturgeon Creek, the focus for this facility will be boating access from a potential NC Fish and Wildlife boat ramp as well as environmental education, preservation, and nature based activities. The site also intends to include a small nature center be used for education and reservations. Town Council adopted the Master Plan at their February 2020 regular meeting. Next steps for the project will be to move forward with engineering when additional funding is available.

Sturgeon Creek Master Plan

Loblolly Park

Kay Todd Road Leland, NC 28451

At just over 32 acres this long and narrow park is nestled in a growing recreation hub for Leland. The project is still in the early concept stage with master planning scheduled to begin in the next calendar year.

Sweetbay Park

8650 Trade Street Leland, NC 28451

At approximately 11 acres this future park site is scheduled to be developed into a 18-hole disc golf park. This park is tentatively scheduled to be open in January of 2023.

Leland Greenway

This project envisions a multi-use path connecting Westgate Nature Park (owned and operated by The Town of Leland) to Brunswick Nature Park, (owned and operated by Brunswick County). This linear park is in the concept stage.