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!
Adventures for Onslow Pines Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Onslow Pines Park: Need for TreesDifficulty:
Located 3 miles south of Jacksonville on Onslow Pines Road (NC State Road 1116); turn at the Harley Davidson Store
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.