Parks and Facilities
Founders Park (Formerly Leland Municipal Park)
The Founders Park (Formerly Leland Municipal Park) opened on Founders' Day 2004 and is the Town's first park. Located at 113 Town Hall Drive, the park is nearly eight acres in size and includes a playground, gazebo, stage, picnic tables, benches, open green spaces, and a 0.6-mile paved multi-use path. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Free wireless internet is available in the park through Leland Connect.
Disc Golf Course
Leland Parks and Recreation has installed a temporary 9-hole disc golf course at Founders Park (Formerly Leland Municipal 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.
The recently renovated Leland Community Garden, located at Founders Park (Formerly Leland Municipal Park) at 102 Town Hall Dr., 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 910-371-0148 to inquire about plot availability.
Cypress Cove Park
The 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. Formerly named Sturgeon Creek Park and located at 844 Appleton Way, 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.
Westgate Nature Park
The Westgate Nature Park (1260 West Gate Dr.) 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 the wetlands environment, a state-of-the-art 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 and numerous overlooks and outdoor classrooms to take advantage of Leland's unique coastal wetlands ecosystems. Conceptual plans for the park can be viewed below.