Oak Island Parks and Recreation Areas

Published
03/16/2018

Oak Island Marinas
Town of Oak Island Parks & Recreation Facilities:  Tennis & Pickleball Courts, 52 public beach walkways several with handicap access, Oak Island Cabana, skate park, crab docks, restroom facilities, baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, playgrounds, scenic walkways, shady picnic areas and shelters, butterfly gardens, dog parks, marinas, boat and kayak launch; the parks and recreation areas in the Town of Oak Island are impressive.  More information visit the Town of Oak Island Parks & Recreation Center located at 3003 E. Oak Island Drive or call 910.278-5518.  

Oak Island Recreation Center
Oak Island Recreation Center – 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-8pm & Saturday 8am-2pm. Basketball Court, Meeting Rooms & Kitchen (Youth Adult and Senior Programs), Kayak Launch, Swings, Restrooms with showers, Nature Trails, Weight ad Cardio Rooms.  

Bill Smith Park
Bill Smith Park– Fish Factory Road, Oak Island. Open Sunrise to Sunset.  Bench Swings, Disc Golf CourseSalty Dog Park, Concession Stand, Meeting Room, Restroom, Baseball & Softball fields, Soccer and Football Fields, T-Ball Field, Volleyball Court, Waterfront.

Oak Island Cabana
Cabana – Beach Drive at SE 46th Street, Oak Island, Handicap Accessible Viewing Area, Oceanfront Deck & Cabana, Restrooms with outdoor shower (Restrooms closed during winter months), Waterfront. 

Commissioners Observatory Park
Commissioners Observatory Park – 
McGlamery Street at Ocean Drive, Oak Island. Handicap Accessible, Oceanfront Observation Deck, Wash-Off, Beachfront.

Oak Island Crab Dock
Crab Dock – 
NE 78th Street & E. Yacht Drive, Oak Island. Crab Dock, Scenic Overlook, Waterfront.

Scenic Walk Crossover Davis Canal
Scenic Walk Crossover – 
SE 9th Street over the Davis Canal, Oak Island.  Scenic Trail (Trail crosses over Davis Canal and ends at an ocean beach access). Waterfront.

Dutchman Creek Marina Boat Launch
Dutchman Creek Boat Launch – NE 55th Street & Yacht Drive, Oak Island. Large and small boat launch, parking area for trailers and cars, waterfront.

Hannon Templeton Park & Dog Park
Hannon A. Templeton Park – 
NE 41st Street & Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Shady Picnic Area, Small Dog Park.

Heron Overlook
Heron Overlook – 
SE 40th on the Davis Canal, Oak Island. Bench Swing, Fishing Area, Waterfront.

Malcolm Register Park
Malcolm Register & Memorial Parks – NE 52nd Street & E. Yacht Drive, Oak Island. Open 8am-4pm Year round.  Butterfly Garden, Handicap Accessible, Fishing Pier, Nature Trail, Picnic Shelter, Restrooms, Waterfront.

May Moore Park
May Moore Park – Barbee Blvd. & Elizabeth Drive, Oak Island. Canoe/Kayak Dock, Handicap Accessible, Scenic Observation Deck, Crab Dock, Swings, Picnic Table, Waterfront. 
 

Middleton Park Playground
Middleton Park – SE 48th Street & E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Picnic Area, Gazebo, Basketball Court, Community Center (Youth, Adult and Senior Programs), Concession Stand, Playground, Restrooms.

Middleton Park Ballfields
Middleton Park Extension – SE 46th Street & E. Dolphin Drive, Oak IslandBaseball & Softball Fields, Soccer Fields, Movies and Concerts (During Summer Months), Waterfront. 

Ocean Education Center
Ocean Education Center –4901 E. Beach Drive, Oak Island. Open Friday – Sunday 12pm-3pm (In Season). Environmental Exhibits & Programs (Sea turtle and marine life exhibits and programs), Restrooms, Meeting Room, Water View.

Scenic Trail SE 20th Street
Scenic Trail –SE 20th Street from Oak Island Drive over the Davis Canal, Oak IslandScenic Trail (Trail crosses over Davis Canal and ends at an ocean beach access), Gazebo with Seating, Waterfront.

Oak Island Skate Park
Skate Park –4901 E. Beach Drive, Oak Island. Open Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1pm-5pm (March 1-September). Skate Park (Helmets, pads and liability waivers required. Fees charged), Restrooms, Water View.

Sunset at Lockwood Folly Inlet
The Point – West End of Beach Drive, Oak Island. Handicap Accessible, Restrooms, Waterfront.

Tidalwaves Park Environmental Overlook
Tidalwaves Park – SE 31st Street, Oak Island. Environmental Overlook and Trail (Trail crosses over Davis Canal and ends at an ocean beach access). Canoe & Kayak Ramp with Launch. (Kayak rentals available at Recreation Center). Waterfront.

Waterway Park on Intracoastal Waterway
Veterans Park – NE 14th Street & Yacht Drive, Oak IslandPicnic Area & Gazebo, Restrooms, Waterfront.

Yaupon Park
Yaupon Park – 
Barbee Blvd at Ocean Drive, Oak Island. Oceanfront Picnic Area, Bench Swing, Beachfront. 

Kayak Launch 
30th Place West Canoe/Kayak Dock – 30th Place West & Beach Drive, Oak Island. Canoe/Kayak Dock, Scenic Observation, Waterfront.

Lockwood Folly at Blue Water Point Marina 
57th Place West Access Park – 57th Place West & Beach Drive, Oak Island. Handicap Accessible,  Oceanfront Observation Deck, Waterfront.
 
Additional Handicap Accessible Areas – Beach Wheelchairs Available at Oak Island Recreation Center. Call 910.278-5011 to reserve.
Mercer & Ocean Drive 74th East Beach Drive
40th SE & Beach Dr. 25th SE & Beach Dr.
7th Place West & Beach Dr.  

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