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3450 Blue Heron Drive

 Water Recreation Rental Services
   Riverside Recreation has expanded services to include Wildwood Park.

Connect with Riverside online for rentals, classes, tours and more.

 Upcoming Events and Programs:

 

 Winterfest at Wildwood

Saturday     February 25

 

 

 

 

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Mammals of Wildwood at Wildwood

Saturday     February 25     10:00AM

 What mammals live in and around Wildwood Park?  There may be some surprises.  Find out as we walk the trail and discuss what we know about which mammals call the park home.  We’ll walk about a mile, so wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required click HERE to register online.  Ages 5 and up with adult. 

Maximum Number of Participants is 20.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Tech in Nature at Wildwood

Saturday          March 11         10:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

 Today we are embedded in technology even when we’re in the great outdoors.  Come learn about a handful of free-to-download smartphone apps that can help you find places to recreate outdoors and learn about the environments you’ll find yourself in.  Bring your smartphone and dress for the weather.  Pre-registration is required for each person attending, click HERE to register online.  This program will meet at the Wildwood event shelter. All ages with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 12.  Registration will close at noon, Thursday, March 9.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.


 

 Wildwood Homeschool “Ology” Series
 We will be hosting a number of programs this spring intended for homeschool students that will focus on different areas of scientific study. Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Please pre-register each child for each session individually, click HERE to register online. These programs will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center.

Maximum Number of Participants per session is 20 (unless otherwise specified). Registration will close at noon the day before each program.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or emailhbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.


Mammalogy -Wednesday March 15 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                                      We will discuss what mammals live in Eastern North Carolina and which ones can be found in the park, then head out on the trail to see if we can find any mammals or signs of where they have been.
Geology Wednesday March 15 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

Many people think of places like the Grand Canyon when they hear about “geology”, but there is a lot of geological importance right here in Greenville! We’ll go over some geology facts and then search for any clues about the past. We may even find some shark teeth…

OrnithologyWednesday April 5 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                                  Birds are one of the best types of animals to study in parks because it seems like they’re always out! Let’s discuss some of the different features of birds and what types of birds live in/visit Wildwood Park.
IchthyologyWednesday April 19 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                        Ichthyology is the study of fish. There are plenty of different types of fish in the lake at Wildwood as well in the Tar River. We’ll talk about our various freshwater fish species, play Backyard Bass, and see if we can hook into anything with a rod & reel! *Maximum number of participants is 12.
Dendrology - Wednesday May 3 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                                Wildwood Park is home to many species of trees. After a discussion about trees, we’ll test your tree identification knowledge out on the trail and learn about some of the common tree species in the park.
Herpetology Wednesday May 17 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                          Eastern North Carolina has a rich and diverse population of reptile and amphibian life. Join us as we explore the park in search of snakes, turtles, frogs, toads, lizards, skinks, and salamanders.

 

Evening Kayak Trip from Town Common to Wildwood     

Friday              April 21            5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Paddle with us along the Tar River!  Relax and learn as we travel along our 3 mile route down river from Town Common to Wildwood.  Kayakers will be transported back to Town Common at the conclusion of the trip.  Bring a water bottle and dress to get a little wet.  We have a limited number of sit-on-top kayaks, so register quickly.  Trip may be cancelled on short notice due to weather or river conditions. Pre-registration is required- call (252) 329-4576 to register.  This program will meet at the boat ramp at Town Common. Ages 14 and up with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 9.  Registration will close at noon, Wednesday, April 19.

Fee: $25; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $20

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Active Adult Hike at Wildwood

Tuesday           April 25            9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 Head out with us to learn about the trails and features of Wildwood Park and connect with other community members who enjoy getting outside.  We’ll walk for about an hour over relatively flat terrain.  Bring a water bottle, wear your hiking shoes, and dress for the weather.  This program will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center. Ages 50+

Fee: Free.  For additional information please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 Spring Migrators at Wildwood

Saturday          May 20            9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 What birds pass through Wildwood Park during their spring migration?  Find out as we explore the park in search for birds large and small.  A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow.  Wear closed-toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and dress for the weather.  Birds are out rain or shine!  Pre-registration is required for each person attending, click HERE to register online.  This program will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center. All ages with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 20.  Registration will close at noon, Thursday, May 18.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Morning Kayak Trip from Town Common to Wildwood

Saturday          June 10            9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 Start your day with us as we paddle down the Tar River!  Kayakers will be transported back to Town Common at the conclusion of the trip.  Bring a water bottle and dress to get a little wet.  We have a limited number of sit-on-top kayaks, so register quickly.  Trip may be cancelled on short notice due to weather or river conditions. Pre-registration is required- call (252) 329-4576 to register.  This program will meet at the boat ramp at Town Common. Ages 14 and up with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 9.  Registration will close at noon, Thursday, June 8.

Fee: $25; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $20

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Night Hike at Wildwood

Friday              July 7               8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 Join us after the sun goes down and the forest cools off for a hike at night!  We’ll keep an eye out for nocturnal animals that are much easier to spot in the dark.  Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toed shoes.  Pre-registration is required for each person attending, click HERE to register online.  This program will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center. All ages with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 20.  Registration will close at noon, Wednesday, July 5.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Swamp Stomp at Wildwood

Saturday          July 22             9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 Wetland areas around the Tar River are important to both humans and wildlife.  Let’s explore the swamps of Wildwood Park to find out why they are so important and see what plants and animals live there!  Dress to get dirty and a little wet- we’ll try to catch reptiles and amphibians as well as insects and macroinvertebrates.  Pre-registration is required for each person attending, click HERE to register online.  This program will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center. All ages with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 10.  Registration will close at noon, Thursday, July 20.

Fee: $7; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $5

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

 Morning Kayak Tour at Wildwood

Saturday          August 5          9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 Beat the heat and kayak on the lake at Wildwood Park.  This guided tour will be a great chance for beginners to learn how to kayak as well as an opportunity for experienced kayakers to explore the park from the water.  Bring a water bottle and dress to get a little wet.  There are a limited number of sit-on-top kayaks, so register quickly!  Program may be cancelled on short notice due to weather or pond conditions.  Pre-registration is required- call (252) 329-4576 to register.  This program will meet at the Wildwood Welcome Center. Ages 12 and up with adult

Maximum Number of Participants is 9.  Registration will close at noon, Thursday, August 3.

Fee: $20; Discounted Greenville Resident Fee: $15

For additional information or to register please call (252) 329-4576 or email hbthompson@greenvillenc.gov.

 

Phase 1  Amenities

  • Parking Lot with 131 spaces
  • Shelter Improvements for Outdoor Events
  • 1.5 mile Natural Surface Trail
  • Sandy Beach
  • Kayak Launch
  • Floating Dock with 3 Boat Slips
  • Waterfront Camping Platform
  • Paved entrance on Blue Heron Drive
 Wildwood Map V4-1

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