Onslow Pines Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Onslow Pines Park

The trail system in the park features a 9/10 of a mile Fitness Trail that has several exercise stations along the route, as well as a 4/10 of a mile Nature Trail with interpretive stations and storm shelters. Although the Fitness Trail was designated as the TRACK Trail in the park, the self-guided brochures can be used on either the Fitness Trail or Nature Trail, or anywhere else in the park.

With its numerous recreation fields, walking trail, nature trail and picnic areas, it’s easy to see why Onslow Pines Park is one of the premier recreation facilities in Jacksonville. The park has regulation sized baseball, softball, little-league baseball, football, and soccer fields, as well as 3 volleyball, 4 lighted tennis, and 2 lighted basketball courts, offering plenty of opportunities for sports fans to get active. There park also provides two covered pavilions with cooking stations, five designated picnic areas, playgrounds and other leisure features for folks wanting to enjoy time outside.

Have fun exploring Onslow Pines Park and recreating outdoors!

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Collectible sticker for Onslow Pines

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Sandy path through a pine forest
Sheltered bench in forest
Winding sand path through tall pines
Canopy of pine and rhododendron
Small wooden bridge in the forest

Adventures for Onslow Pines Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Onslow Pines Park: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Onslow Pines Park: Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Onslow Pines Park: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in Onslow Pines Park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Flower Power brochure
Hiking

Onslow Pines Park: Flower Power

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.

Directions

1244 Onslow Pines Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Latitude: 34.726919500000
Longitude: -77.484664800000

Located 3 miles south of Jacksonville on Onslow Pines Road (NC State Road 1116); turn at the Harley Davidson Store

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

Kids in Parks has partnered with The College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (CHHS UNCW) through their 5-county collaborative group called the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Health Collaborative (SENCRHC). The SENCRHC’s mission is to improve individual and population/community health in Southeastern North Carolina through regional programs and interventions that promote residents in Southeastern NC to be actively engaged in healthy lifestyles. 

The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) is providing critical backbone functions that provide the guidance, coordination and communication required to maintain an effective collaborative.  These functions include facilitation of the regional public health diabetes network and implementation of a region-wide health intervention through the Kids in Parks program.

The TRACK Trail at Onslow Pines Park was completed through the partnerships formed with the above mentioned groups, and in partnership with the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Onslow County Health Department.

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